eBay lists have gone live on listings with the appearance of the now familiar purple speech bubble to make sure you don’t miss the change. Now instead of click to simply “watch” an item, you can add it to a choice of preset “Watch”, “Wish”, “Gift” or “Research” lists or create new lists with your own titles.
I’ve still not quite gotten my head around the point of the new lists, especially the “Wish” list. Now if eBay would allow us to publish our wish lists either to chosen friends or to social media sites like Twitter then I might start using them. Imagine a few weeks before Christmas or my birthday if you saw a tweet on Twitter saying “Chris has added this eBay item to his wish list”, there just might be someone out there willing to buy my coveted item for me. As it is with lists remaining private there’s not a lot of point in populating most of them.
It is a nice feature to be able to separate research items listed by competitors from items that I might want to place a bid on, but apart from that I see little point in the lists. Am I missing something? What will you use the new list functionality for?