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Finding items

With millions of items for sale on eBay, knowing a few tips can help you quickly find just the right thing.

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You can refine your search and customize and organize your search results from the left side of the search results page. In some cases, you'll see a shortcut. This shortcut will appear with a magnifying glass icon in search results. You can use the shortcut to refine your search. If you still get too many results, try using the Advanced link at the top of the eBay home page.
To get more results, you can search within sellers' descriptions as well as in item titles. Select the Include title and description check box, located below the search box, and click the Search button again. If this doesn't work, try using different search words. Experiment using 2 or 3 different words at a time so you get a variety of results.
You can expand your search to search within sellers' descriptions, as well as in listing titles. Select the Include title and description check box, located below the search box, and click the Search button again.

Help topics

Basics


Viewing your recently viewed items
See your most recent searches.


Changing the way your search results look

Change how your search results are sorted and displayed.


Using advanced search
Specify what you're looking for by using the Advanced link at the top of the eBay home page.

Specialized searches

Searching completed listings

Find items that have already ended.


Searching eBay Motors
eBay Motors has customized search features specifically geared to vehicles, parts, and accessories.


Searching for eBay members
Learn how to find another member.


Searching for adult only items
The Adult Only category is separate from the rest of the site.

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