eBay users are reporting they can no longer filter search results by item location in an intermittent glitch that appears to be impacting mostly international buyers and sellers.
Let's take German eBay (ebay.de) as an example. Until quite recently it was possible to limit your search to items located in either Germany, Europe, European Union, etc. This highly useful option has now disappeared like a thief in the night. Can anyone explain why? Is there a workaround? Is there any hope for eBay to realize that they have goofed up rather badly on this one?
Same Problem here!
No item location filter. I am on .ie site, since it is only EU located site with EUR and english.
Ebay, why changing working system?
Outside EU is value TAX added, so I wish buy only at EU, so I need location filter.
If you're no longer seeing location filters in regular eBay searches, one possible work around is to use the Location option in Advanced Search.
However, there are reports that the Location option in Advanced search isn't working quite right either and returns results that are outside the selected location.
Not working for me on .ie and .de
Was working fine in the past, then last week eBay decided to remove the option for no good reason.
Advanced Search does show the option but the results don't respect the search limit and shows items from the US as well.
The Item Location option does return on the left side after you use Advance Search first but it doesn't work, I choose Europe, it shows items from HK, I choose EU it shows results from the US... choose UK & Ireland and finally it limits to the EU.
Completely broken search location!
No acknowledgment yet from eBay on this one, but I'll update as more information becomes available.
In the meantime, if you're missing the Item Location Filter in eBay search, let us know in the comments below!