Regular eBay buyers (and we have learned that there are many of them) should be happy to hear that we have just expanded our coverage to include eBay sellers in Australia, Canada and Ireland. This will bring another 3 million books to the roughly 35 million eBay titles we brought online in July when we first began searching eBay.com (U.S.) and eBay.co.uk (U.K.).
Today’s expansion makes it possible to search in one place all 5 anglophone eBay sites. We know of no place else where that can be done. (Not to mention the other two dozen international sites we search.).
But it won’t end here. While our English-speaking customers are now fully served, we still have multiple European eBay sites that also beg to be searched. We plan to get those included as soon as possible.
And don’t forget that searching with viaLibri puts important tools and filters into your hands that are unavailable when searching on eBay itself. For example: do you sometimes search for early items only to be annoyed by a flood of modern reprints that you must endlessly scroll through instead. Click “No ISBNs” and “No PODs” and viaLibri will help you cull what you don’t really want. Or you can filter your results by the exact date range you want. Or sort by publication year. Interested only in books on Chicago from before 1872? Good luck trying that directly on eBay.
This should also be good news for viaLibri users who have recorded their permanent wants in our Wants Manager: Libribot will now also search daily for listings from the the newly added eBay sites. To take advantage you don’t have to do anything. Your latest matches will be emailed to you automatically.
But if your desiderata have not yet been added to your Wants Manager then this would be a great time to do so. Those 3 million new items mentioned above are now about to be matched against want lists for the very first time.
Get ’em while they’re hot.