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How to see sold items on eBay
Depending on your item, the value can change drastically over time. So, if you’re not sure how much you should charge or how much you should pay for something on eBay, you can view completed listings to estimate a reasonable price. Here’s how to see items that others have sold on eBay and your own.
To see sold items on eBay, navigate to Advanced Search and enter keywords that describe your item. Then, choose Completed Listings and select Search. This will only show items that have been sold in the search results.
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Why should sellers see eBay sold items?
When you sell stuff on eBay, looking at what other people have sold is really helpful. It shows you important info like how many things are sold for, what people want, and what’s trending. Checking out these sold items helps you understand what products are doing well. This helps you decide on good prices, figure out what’s popular, and keep up with what’s happening in the market.
By studying what’s been sold on eBay, sellers can make smarter choices that lead to success. If you know what people want and set fair prices based on that, you can attract more buyers and sell more stuff. Also, keeping an eye on sold items helps you stay on top of new trends in online shopping.
Now that you know the importance of regularly reviewing eBay’s sales history, let’s move on to discussing how to view the sold items on eBay.
How to see items that others have sold on the eBay website
Advanced Search is the easiest way to see how items have sold in the past. You can get there by clicking Advanced beside the big blue search button on the homepage.
On the next page, type in the keywords for your item. These could be the title or model number of what you want to sell or buy. You can also choose a relevant category to narrow your search.
Check the box beside Completed Listings. You could select Sold Listings, but you will only see items sold to a buyer on eBay, whereas completed listings will show you all past listings, whether they sold or not. We recommend the latter since seeing items that didn’t sell because they were too expensive can help determine an optimal sales price.
If you plan to ship internationally, you may want to change the location to Worldwide. Putting your item in front of more buyers expands your money-making opportunities.
Click Search at the bottom of the page to see the results. You can view all or only auction or buy-it-now listings from the top left or sort the results by date, price, or distance via the drop-down menu in the top right.
Understanding sold items
Under each eBay listing, you will see the price it sold for in green (the price of unsold items will appear gray). If it was an auction-styled listing, you could see how many bids were placed beneath the final price. You will also find the date and location of the item if the information is available.
If you want to see what similar items are currently selling for, click View similar active items. The price of an item may fluctuate over time as demand and availability change. For instance, did you know a OnePlus 9 prototype sold for $6,000 on eBay?
If you’re ready to sell a similar item, click Sell one like this, and eBay will create a listing template with many of the critical details already filled in for you.
If you are trying to track items that have been sold to you, see our guide on tracking orders on eBay.
How to see your sold items on eBay
If you have an eBay seller account, you can see the items you have sold up to the past 90 days. Navigate to the Seller Hub and select Listings. Then, from the search drop-down menu, select Sold.
From here, you can see the date an item sold and the price the item sold for (blacked out in the above photo for privacy reasons), relist an item that didn’t sell before the auction ended, or sell similar items if you happen to have a second one. The pathway on mobile apps is the same. Navigate to the side menu and select Selling > Sold.
How to see sold items on the eBay app
The process to see items other sellers have sold is similar to the eBay site, although the app’s advanced search options differ. Search for an item, as usual, using the search bar, and tap Filter in the top right.
Then, scroll down and tap Show More.
Scroll down some more until you see Sold Items. Enabling that will also allow a Completed Items. Lastly, tap Show Results at the bottom of the screen.
You will then see a list of sold items related to your search on eBay. Prices in green indicate the final sale price, with other relevant information displayed underneath.
You can also sort sold items on eBay by date, price, or distance by tapping Sort to see how prices have changed.
How to view sold items on eBay older than 90 days
To check out stuff that was sold on eBay more than 90 days ago, you can use a tool called eBay Terapeak. It’s like a special detective tool within eBay that helps you understand what’s been happening in the market. If you’ve got your own eBay shop, finding Terapeak is easy. Just go to the Research tab on your Seller Hub dashboard and click on Terapeak.
Now, there are two versions of Terapeak:
- Product Research
- Sourcing Insights.
Product Research is free for everyone, but Sourcing Insights comes with a subscription if you have a Basic, Premium, Anchor, or Enterprise Store. Using Terapeak Product Research, you can search for things that were sold over the past year and get useful info like how quickly things sold, how many were sold each month, and the actual prices they sold for.
The first item sold on eBay was a broken laser pointer that sold for $14.83 in 1995.
There are several prohibited items on eBay. Here’s a complete list of categories or products that are restricted or prohibited:
- Adult items
- Artifacts and cave formations
- Catalytic converters and test pipes
- Cell phone (wireless) service contracts
- Charity and fundraising
- Clothing, used
- Items coming with contracts
- Collectible currency
- Credit cards
- Illegal drugs and drug paraphernalia
- Electronic equipment
- Embargoed goods
- Firearms and accessories
- Gift cards
- Government items
- Government, transit, and shipping-related items
- Hazardous materials
- Human body parts
- Items encouraging illegal activity
- Live animals
- Lockpicking devices
- Chance listings
- Personal information
- Prescription devices
- Prescription and over-the-counter drugs
- Military items
- Multi-level marketing, pyramid, and matrix programs
- Offensive materials
- Plants and seeds
- Police-related items
- Reproduction political memorabilia
- Postage meters
- Real estate
- Products posing health or safety hazards
- Slot machines
- Stocks and other securities
- Stolen property
- Tobacco and e-cigarettes
- Travel services
The top-selling items on eBay in 2022 have been mobile phone accessories and video games. Health and beauty and home and garden products have also been increasingly popular. Have inventory to sell? Learn how to open an eBay business account.
To see your sold items on eBay, follow these steps:
- Click on the My eBay link at the homepage’s top-right corner.
- Under the Sell tab, click on Sold to view your sold items.
- You can then view your sold items, including the date of sale, sale price, and the buyer’s username.
- You can also click on the item to view more details, such as the shipping address, payment status, and any feedback left by the buyer.