Understanding Ebay A Little Better

In this posting, I had announced that a recent trend in the Ebay page layout had confused and disappointed me. Specifically, the detailed item description now only appears in our desktop / laptop browser, after the type of information I would think is a footer, which lists similar items that “other buyers also viewed” (even before we have made sure that the current item we clicked on, is in fact the correct item we are interested in). Because this detailed description appears after what seems to be the footer, I would not think to scroll down that far and look for it there. Yet, I tend to require this detailed description.

What I think I have learned, is that the Ebay page layout is the way it is, specifically with their mobile app in mind. More recently, I actually bought a few items from them, using their (Android) phone app. And in that layout, there was no detailed description panel. I had to choose my items based solely on the terse, ‘1-line description’, and based on their photo.

I think that this recent adjustment was really just a sign, that I am behind the times. I am still used to surfing using a PC or laptop. I guess Ebay is partially vindicated through this.


The way I visualize this is, that the seller may be allowed to attach an advertizement, past the point where the minimum article page logically ends.

But in practice, sellers may find that the best ad they can put there, is a detailed description of the article.


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