How to Find Old Sales on eBay
By Alan Sembera
Maybe you're wondering how much you can get for grandma's old sewing machine, or you'd like to know what's a fair price to pay for a used laptop. Often, the best way to find the value of something is to see what other people are willing to pay. On eBay, the popular online auction site, you can do just that. You can take a peek at what other people have paid for similar items during the past 90 days. Once you have started selling on eBay, you can also view a listing of your own sales going back up to 60 days.
Browse to the eBay website (link in Resources).
Enter a description of your item in the search field and then click on the "Search" button.
Click on the "Sold Listings" link at the top of the search results to limit the results to only items that have sold within the past 90 days.
Click on the "Completed Listings" link at the top of the search results to see all of the listings for the past 90 days. Listings with prices shown in red represent items that did not sell, while prices in green denote items that actually sold.
Browse to the eBay website and log in to your My eBay account.
Expand the "Sell" menu and then click on the "Sold" link.
Select "Last 60 days" from the drop-down menu.
If you are searching for an item you bought or sold over 90 days ago, you can view the listing by entering the item number in the search field. You can often find the item number in old emails from eBay or in your PayPal history, if you used that service pay for the item.
Alan Sembera began writing for local newspapers in Texas and Louisiana. His professional career includes stints as a computer tech, information editor and income tax preparer. Sembera now writes full time about business and technology. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in journalism from Texas A&M University.