[NTLK] HI there! Searching for a FirstFone

W. Neal Lewis wnlewis at southwind.net
Sat Dec 4 10:10:36 EST 2010

When eBay's search function does that (chooses something you do not 
want), go to the Advanced Search option. Type in the word(s) you want. 
Type in the word(s) to exclude (in this case Firestone). It may not find 
anything, but it will search on your terms and not what it thinks you want.

Neal Lewis
Newton 2100 user

Dennis B. Swaney wrote:
> On 03/12/10 15:06PST, Grant Hutchinson wrote:
>> On Dec 2, 2010, at 4:14 PM, Nate wrote:
>>> I know you may that that the FirstFone is still avilable, but
>>> I modified an eBay URL to search firstfone. see for yourself:
>>> http://shop.ebay.com/i.html?_nkw=firstfone [1]
>> Nate, that eBay search seems to default to 'firestone' for me.
> I believe that eBay thinks that "FirstFone" is a typo for "Firestone" so 
> it automatically changes the the search to the latter. The same thing 
> happens if you manually type in the top level eBay address and then do a 
> search for "FirstFone".
> Pretty arrogant programming on eBay's part since there are tons of 
> uncommon model names for items people want to sell or buy.

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