The listings that just wouldn't die

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Have you ever looked at your eBay shop and thought ‘I wonder how that listing got there?’ It’s happened to me a few times: I’ve thought I’ve ended something, or thought I’d sold out of it, and yet there it is in my shop, still for sale. And I assume I’ve messed up somewhere, end the listing and forget about it. But now, I think there may be something slightly more strange going on…

Di from Wicked Delights Sexy Lingerie (yeah yeah, I’ll still be here when you’ve finished looking :D) has had the same problem, but she has slightly more proof of what’s gone on. A black babydoll and a white basque have refused to leave her shop: both items were discontinued by her supplier around 18 months ago, and the templates on the listings are ones she hasn’t used for two years!

The obvious explanation would be a rogue bit of SMP inventory, but Di doesn’t use it. Nor do several other sellers who’ve said they’re having similar problems. And as Di says, “How is getting there and more to the point how much have these extra listings been costing me!”

Has anyone else come across the same problem, and how did you stop the never-ending listings?

4 Responses

  1. I’ve had this, and it appears to be only SIF that’s affected – at least it was with me.

    I thought I was going crazy for a while, or my OH was relisting things, but it wasn’t until someone else posted that they’d had similar problems that I realised it wasn’t me.

    I had it when I used SMP and again after I stopped using it because I thought it was SMP that was causing it.

  2. Had the same problem with items listed by both SMP and Turbo Lister – seems completely random and a complete pain in the bum. I don’t have any SIF items, so its just normal listings that its happening to.

  3. Arrrrrgggggggggg! Another two phantom items have appeared. I checked my listings on Christmas eve against my stock list and everything was spot on, checked it again today (I know, I have no life!) and these two items have appeared from knowhere. I KNOW *I* didn’t list them as I hadn’t listed/relisted anything since Christmas eve but there they are.

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