[Cortina-list] BS e-Bay listings

John Miller jem at milleredp.com
Sat Dec 1 03:04:57 UTC 2012

> If you search e-Bay using "Lotus Cortina" as a search term, the vast
> majority of what comes back is not LC related.  Any body got an idea to
> improve the result?  Obviously, a massive campaign to teach the world about
> Lotus Cortinas would help, but I would not be suprised to find that "Sponge
> Bob Square Pants" fits my cars as it stands.

The problem is eBay.

They added this nonsense about the seller specifying what vehicle a part 
listed for sale fits.

So sellers of orange windshield wipers and cheap car covers pick 
everything from 1928 Alfas to 2015 Zils and the search results end up 

It's a lousy system and makes eBay far less useful than it could be, far 
less useful than it used to be for most purposes I care about.

At the least what's needed is a search option to ignore the 
vehicle-fitment crap and just search title and description.


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