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    Default multiple searches at once on eBay?

    let's say that I am looking for 10-20 rare items, every day, and instead of having 20 different tabs open with search terms, I want to just be able to type in something into a search box and have all these specific games show up on one page. Is that possible?

    One page told me that you can do this by typing in parenthesis around both items, seperated by commons: example:

    (Super Mario Bros. NES complete, Advance Wars Game Boy Advance loose)

    but it didn't seem to work. also it seems like they're might be a limit on how many seperate items you can search at once...?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gbpxl View Post
    One page told me that you can do this by typing in parenthesis around both items, seperated by commons
    That page is correct, but a) you can only do so much in one search, and b) it'll never be perfect because sellers don't always use terms like "loose", so including stuff like that will limit your results. You'd be better off leaving that out and being as broad as you can.

    You could do something like:
    (gameboy,game boy,gba,advance) (super mario,advance wars)



    Any listing that matches at least one thing in each set of parenthesis will show in the results. The first set of parenthesis ensures that whether the seller used "GBA" or "Game Boy" or "Gameboy" you'll see it.

    You could also do this:
    (gameboy,game boy,gba,advance) (super mario,advance wars) complete

    Which would only show those listings that include "complete" in the title (but again, you might miss one).

    You could also do:
    (gameboy,game boy,gba,advance) (super mario,advance wars) complete -rising

    Which would exclude results for Advance Wars 2: Black Hole Rising.

    When I'm looking for something I usually set up two searches and bookmark them: One for Buy It Now listings sorted by Newest, and then another for Auction listings sorted by Ending Soonest.

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