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How to See Sold Items on eBay in 3 Steps (With Photos)

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How to See Sold Items on eBay in 3 Steps (With Photos)

eBay moves millions of goods each week as active listings convert to sold across the platform. Searching completed listings is a great way to check on pricing, but can be easier said than done. With that in mind, we’re going to show you how to find sold items on eBay through the two most popular methods.

That would be filters and advanced searches, which allow buyers to hone in on sold items, whether it’s a vintage spoon or a PlayStation 5 bundle. That’s just for buyers, however, as sellers will need to turn to another area if they want to quickly see their sold items on eBay.

How to Find Sold Items on eBay

When you want to find sold items on eBay, there are a couple of ways you can look for them. The classic search bar works, but only does half the job initially. You can find anything on the platform with the right keywords and a bit of luck. You’ll only get active listings until you check the right box, however.

Advanced search is another way to find sold items on the platform. It’s also a feature that tends to get overlooked, especially on mobile devices where it’s not advertised as such. While you can find items sold on eBay through either of these methods, it’s not the best way to find sold items if you are a seller.

eBay sellers can still find their listings through the general search function, but it’s like looking for a need in a haystack. You may have to dig through hundreds of listings to find yours if it’s a popular item. The best way to approach sold items on eBay as a seller is through your dashboard — a feature that’s far easier to access.

How to See Sold Items on eBay Website

This is the easiest way to find “sold” prices on items through eBay. It’s the best way to quickly get a price range, but not as accurate as an advanced search.

1. Go to eBay

On a PC, smartphone, or tablet with a web browser, go to the official eBay site. You don’t need to log in for this method unless you want to save a search or mark items.

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You can start a search from the eBay home screen without logging in.

2. Perform a Search

Go to the search bar at the top of the page and type in the items you want to look for. In this case, we chose a Pokémon Charizard PSA 10. The more accurate your keywords, the better your search results will be.

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Type in the name of the item you want to look for in the search bat at the top of the screen.

3. Sold Items Filter

When the search runs, you’ll want to look at the filters on the left side of the screen. Scroll until you see a section marked “Show only” and check the box next to Sold Items.

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Search filters are located in the left-hand tab. Select “Sold Items” under “Show only.”

How to See Sold Items on eBay using Advanced Search

If you want to take your sold items search to the next level, using eBay’s advanced search function is the best way to do that. Again, you don’t need to log in unless you want to save results.

To use the advanced search feature, simply click on the “Advanced” label next to the search bar. This opens up a new window with a variety of search options including the ability to search for completed or sold items. Scroll down until you see the option as shown in the screenshot below and click on Search when you’re ready to see the results.

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Click on the”Advanced” label next to the blue search bar at the top of the home screen to bring up these additional options.

You should see a page with prices listed in green, which means sold. You can fine-tune those results in a number of ways, either through the filters on the left or by clicking on Advanced again. If you’re having difficulty narrowing down the field, the keyword options settings may help. You can also exclude specific words from your search or lock them into a set category.

Where you can really begin to separate items is through the additional filters. You can set it by buying format, condition, or by entering a price range. You can also narrow the search window by choosing seller options, including their location, or focusing on items that were only sold through an eBay storefront.

How to See Sold Items on eBay App

Searching for sold items on the eBay app is intuitive on devices with a touchscreen, and it is just as simple as it is on the web.

1. Open the eBay App

Open the eBay app on your smartphone or tablet. You don’t need to sign in to use the completed search function through the eBay mobile app.

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You do not need to log in to the eBay app to do a search for sold items.

2. Start a Search

Tap in the search bar area at the top of the screen.  Type in the item you want to look for and eBay will do the rest. In this case, we’re searching for a Funko Pop Stranger Things Eddie Munson figure.

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Tap the search bar at the top of the screen and type what you’re looking for.

3. Set Filter

After the app finishes the search, you’ll need to set a filter. Tap on the filter button at the top (or bottom) to open up a new menu full of options. Choose “Show More,” and scroll until you see a toggle switch labeled Sold Items. Flip the switch to see the sold items results in the app.

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Once the search has completed, tap filter at the top right-hand corner. Toggle the switches to see completed and sold items.

How to See Sold Items on eBay App from a Selling Account

The methods we covered are ideal if you’re an eBay shopper trying to compare prices. Sellers can also use them to quickly gauge pricing before buying something to re-sell. If you are an eBay seller and want to see what you’ve sold on the platform, the best way to do this is from your Sellers Dashboard.

While you can search for your sold listing through traditional means, you’ll need to log into eBay with your username and password to have full access to your selling account. This works through the web or mobile app, but you’ll have more room to navigate on a desktop PC or laptop.

1. Sign In on eBay

Head over to eBay and sign in to your selling account if you have multiple accounts.

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Use your credentials to sign in to your seller account.

2. My eBay

Go to the right side of the page and hover over the My eBay section until a pop-up menu appears. Choose “Selling” from the options to proceed.

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You can do a search for sold items using your My eBay seller page.

3. Seller Hub

From here, you can access any items you’ve sold on eBay in a number of ways. You can also adjust your seller hub by customizing the page to make useful sections easier to access.

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You can see your sold items under the Orders (Sold) section.

The Seller’s Hub on the mobile app also provides a nice overview of your account along with sold listings. You can access this data by going to the selling section of your account in the app. It provides basic data and lets you list or adjust things along with data from previous sales.

The Wrap-Up

Given the number of items on the platform, knowing how to see sold items on eBay is an important part of price discovery. There are plenty of deals, but only if you know how to find them while filtering out the rest. If you’re interested in selling on eBay, this guide will walk you through the process from start to finish.

eBay in the News

Get comfortable, because there’s lots of eBay news for you to catch up on!

  • The company recently announced that it will be launching a beta test of new generative AI tools for sellers. These tools will help sellers create more engaging product listings, which could lead to increased sales.
  • eBay’s VP of Global Product Marketing, Avritti Khandurie Mittal, was recognized as a Woman of Influence 2023 by the Silicon Valley Business Journal.
  • eBay recently entered into an agreement to acquire Certilogo, a company that provides digital ID technology for the fashion industry. This acquisition will help eBay to further authenticate “pre-loved” fashion items.
  • Finally, eBay plans to relaunch in India. The company exited the Indian market in 2018, but is now looking to make a comeback. This move is seen as a sign that eBay is committed to growth, even in challenging markets.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is eBay free to use?

Yes, anyone can sign up and begin to search on eBay for free. You’ll need to take additional steps before purchasing or selling items on the platform, however.

How do I find old listings on eBay?

Through advanced search functions. The site only allows you to search across certain time periods without access to third-party tools, however.

Are eBay sold item prices accurate?

On the platform, yes, but to find a truly accurate price you would want to compare sold prices against other platforms.

Does eBay only sell used goods?

No. While the platform has a reputation for antiques and collectibles, there are millions of new items alongside vintage goods.

How long does eBay keep records of sales?

Essentially forever, as you can request data going back to the time when your account was first created.

Can you make money selling on eBay?

Yes, it’s a great way to sell anything from collectibles to cars and provides a global audience through the company’s sister sites.

Why is a listing I sold missing?

You’ll want to contact the company as eBay may have removed your listing due to policy violations.

What was the first item that was ever sold on eBay?

It was a broken laser pointer, and that came in 1995 before AuctionWeb become eBay.

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