Did you know you can see whether items on eBay sold and what price they sold for after auctions have completed or finished?
This is a very useful tool for finding the value of magazine issues.
To view completed items you need to be logged in to eBay. Then do a search for items. On the search results page you will find a filter for "Completed Listings". This picture might help...
1. The completed listings filter.
2. This item sold for $35.00 (sold item price is in green), and there was 1 bid.
3. This item didn't sell. They were asking $35.00 (unsold item price is in black). There were no bids.
4. This item sold for $14.95 (again, sold price is in green). It was a "Buy it Now" item - not an auction.
You can apply the completed listings filter to any search so, for example, you could look at the recent sales history for a specific seller.
Note that completed listings only go back for a short period so unfortunately you can't look back very far. However, there are some other tools and websites out there that do allow you to go back further. eBay offer a service for this but it's not free.
Last edited Aug 3 '16 at 02:26 (UTC)
Interesting! Have been using Ebay for years and never knew this...