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2010 Fall Seller Update

Fall 2010 Update
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Category updates

Upcoming changes to categories, Item Specifics, and item condition

Category, Item Specifics, and item condition changes are now being consolidated with other updates. Click the links for your categories to get details.

Highlights
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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Item Specifics are being updated in the following areas. If you have listings where Item Specifics are being removed, they may be blocked if you use the "store to auction" or "store to fixed" function in bulk relist.
  • New item condition values and definitions are being introduced in two Automotive subcategories: Powersports and Other Vehicles. To see the old and new values, go to the item condition look-up table on eBay.com and select the eBay Motors tab.
  • As announced in April, specifying item condition will be required in some categories for new listings and relistings starting July 27 and for Good 'Til Cancelled listings in spring. Use the item condition look-up table on eBay.com to see if your categories are affected.
Click on the category links below to see all changes:

Antiques
  • Decorative Arts> Metalware; Picture Frames: Removing material categories redundant with Item Specifics.
Automotive
  • Car Electronics; ATVs; Commercial Trucks; Motorcycles; Powerboats & Motorboats; Fishing Boats; RVs & Campers; Sailboats; Snowmobiles: Adjustments to Item Specifics or Custom Item Specifics will be made to align with new Product Catalog offerings or product enhancements.
  • Vehicle Make and Model updates
  • Powersports and Other Vehicles: Adding new value definitions to item conditions. Use the look-up table to see the values in this category.
  • Parts & Accessories: Removing redundant Tire/Rim diameter categories in Wheels, Tires & Parts> Tires; Wheels; Wheel + Tire Packages to improve search by compatibility.
Baby
  • Nursery Bedding: Lower level categories to be replaced with improved selection criteria in Custom Item Specifics.
Cameras & Photo
  • Film: Lower level categories to be replaced with Custom Item Specifics.
Cell Phones & PDAs
  • Cell Phones & Smartphones: Adjustments to Item Specifics or Custom Item Specifics will be made to align with new Product Catalog offerings or product enhancements.
Collectibles
  • Tobacciana > Cigarettes: Lower level brand categories to be replaced with improved selection criteria in Custom Item Specifics.
Coins & Paper Money
  • Coins: US: Adjustments to Item Specifics or Custom Item Specifics will be made to align with new Product Catalog offerings or product enhancements.
Computers & Networking
  • Apple Desktops; Apple Laptops & Notebooks: Adjustments to Item Specifics or Custom Item Specifics will be made to align with new Product Catalog offerings or product enhancements.
Electronics
  • iPod & MP3 Players; Home Audio>Speakers & Subwoofers; Receivers: Adjustments to Item Specifics or Custom Item Specifics will be made to align with new Product Catalog offerings or product enhancements.
  • Single Use Batteries; Rechargeable Batteries: Lower level categories to be replaced with Custom Item Specifics.
  • Televisions: Updating to remove Feature Widescreen (16:9).
Gift Certificates
  • Expanding categories to include Gift Cards and Coupons in addition to Gift Certificates
Health & Beauty
  • Makeup: Removing brand categories to be replaced with Custom Item Specifics.
Video Games
  • Accessories: Adjustments to Item Specifics or Custom Item Specifics will be made to align with new Product Catalog offerings or product enhancements.

TAKE ACTION
  • Review the item condition look-up table on eBay.com and use the new values when you list. As announced in April, specifying item condition will be required in some categories for new listings and relistings starting July 27 and for Good 'Til Cancelled listings in spring.

  • Carefully review the categories where there are Item Specific removals and update any listings you have in those categories to avoid blocked listings in bulk relist or bulk edit flows.