Negative keyword searches

The normal keywords OR syntax is

case (black, blue, red)

which will find items that include black OR blue OR red in the title.

Some users have been using this OR syntax for negative/exclude keywords. (doesn’t contain black OR blue OR red):

case -(black, blue, red)

We recommend that you use this single word format for maximum forward compatibility with eBay since the group format has not always been supported:

case -black -blue -red

The two formats are functionally the same. Our system and eBay currently support both forms.

Search Results and Model Numbers

Model number search behavior appears to have been modified at eBay to support partial keywords in any position in the model number:

clevite MS981 will match these: MS981 MS-981 MS981A MS981P20
clevite 981P20 will match these: MS981P20 MS-981P-20
These are examples and are not all inclusive. Other similar numbers may match.

But it looks like matching is based on the full letter and number groupings. Partial groupings do not match:

clevite S981P20 will NOT match MS981P20 because the M in MS is not included.
clevite 81P will NOT match because the 9 is not included.

The search algortithms appear to be treating the model number MS981P20 as MS 981 P 20 which can be searched in combination in order sequence only. e.g. MS20 will NOT match.

Hyphens and dots/periods are ignored and can be skipped or included in search filters as is common in text searches.

Strings of numeric values can be matched multiple ways. Consider this listing title for automotive fuses:

Fuses Assorted 15 pcs 5A 7.5A 10A 15A 20A Pack

Any of the following search phrases would match this listing:
10A 15A 20A
A15A20
15A20A

While this has some advantages to doing wildcard style searches, it can also result in false positives.

Flipping Popular Clothing – Buy on eBay, Sell on eBay and Other Sites

Using BINSniper and VieBuy to buy clothing can be an easy way to double your money.

An eBay flipper recently shared his results flipping popular clothing on Reddit.

The flipper reported reselling items from Adidas, Affliction, Brooks Brothers, Oakley, Hugo Boss, Nike, Rag & Bone, Ralph Lauren, Under Armor and more. In all, 30 items were purchased for $820. The items were sold mostly on eBay, with a few sales on Grailed and Poshmark, within a six week period for $1875.

Instead of searching through thousands of listings or bidding on auctions for days, use BINSniper or VieBuy.com to monitor brand new listings that you can buy immediately.

By setting criteria such as price range, keywords, and category, you can set the tools to show you deals seconds after they are listed on eBay.

Viebuy 3.9 Released

VieBuy.com is now running version 3.9

View buttons and ImageOnly mode now land on a faster item detail page by default.  The preview popup in Image Only mode has been replaced by the item detail page.

The item detail page provides a faster workflow for reviewing item details before purchase. It uses much less bandwidth and typically loads faster than the eBay item listing page.

This option can be disabled in Settings.

If you have issues with the site appearance, please clear your cache and reload the page.

BINSniper Sidebar 4.0 Released

BINSniper Sidebar Browser Extension (webextension add-on) has been uploaded to Mozilla Add-ons and is now available.    This new edition is a streamlined version of prior releases designed to work well with the new requirements of Firefox and back to BINSniper’s roots.

Documentation:   BINSniper Sidebar Firefox Add-on for eBay

Add-on page:  https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/binsniper-sidebar-for-ebay/

You can also install approved versions thru the Firefox menu: Tools->Addons and then search for BINSniper.

Thank you for your patience.


  • New priority based icons replace the stars and colors.
  • Sorting is simplified.
  • This release is focused on fixed price items and new auctions listed with Buy It Now.
  • Auctions w/ Best Offer are now supported.
  • New display modes

And more apps are coming…

  • Auctions are being moved to a separate web app that will be useful for auction buyers and for sellers to track their own auctions.
  • Mobile features are being moved to a separate mobile web version.
  • The streamer function, which is no longer supported by Firefox, is being moved to a separate web based version.

The supported prior legacy add-on releases will continue to work under older Firefox releases until our migration to these new apps are completed.  Uptime is our number one priority.

 

VieBuy 3.8 Released

An update to VieBuy.com has been released on the site.  This corrects an issue with the file export feature.  Recent browser releases are blocking the mechanism used in prior releases for security reasons.

The export feature has changed so that instead of a popup appearing, you will be prompted to save a file.

The exported files can be imported using the settings option.  You can use this feature to backup your filters, or to copy your filters from one browser to another on the same computer or different computers.