How to Find Out What Has Sold on eBay in the Past
By Alan Sembera
Checking the sales history for a particular type of item is an important step whether you're buying or selling on eBay. If you know how much similar items have sold for, you can avoid overbidding on an item and instead wait for a new auction with less competition. If you're selling, you can use the information to avoid underpricing or overpricing your own item. You can also view the sales history of your own items from the My eBay section of the website.
Search eBay for the type of item for which you want to see the sales history.
Scroll down the page to the Show Only section in the left sidebar.
Check the box next to "Completed Listings." Ebay automatically replaces the search results with the listings of all similar items sold within the past 90 days, along with the selling price displayed in green. The results also include items that didn't sell within the past 30 days, with prices shown in red.
Your Sold Items
Sign in to eBay and click the "My eBay" tab on the toolbar.
Click the arrow next to "Sell" in the sidebar to display more options, and then click "Sold." Ebay displays a list of all items you sold in the past 60 days.
Click the "Account" tab if you want to view your sales history going back further than 60 days.
Activate the drop-down menu under "Invoices," then select a month for which you want to view your sales history. EBay allows you to view invoices going back 18 months.
Click "Go" to view the selected invoice, which lists each item you sold on eBay during the month.
- You can also see completed item listings by checking the "Completed Listings" box when conducting an advanced search.
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.