Newer members and visiting non-members may not know about the advertising deal we have with eBay. The major portion of the funding needed to keep this site running comes from commissions from winning bids placed on eBay where the bidder got to the auction through a link provided by

Here's how to help:
* Click on the links listed on the "Right Now on eBay" auctions shown at the top of the page of several forums here as well as on our Auctions page. Click on "Auctions" at the top of this page.
* Use the eBay search form shown at the bottom right of most Shop Talk forum pages.

Here's the fine print:
* only gets a referral commission when the bidder who wins the auction, came to the auction from one of the links mentioned in the above paragraph.
* Direct links within a forum message don't count as a referral. gets no commission from those links.

We sincerely thank buyers who browse eBay by searching with the eBay search form we provide and clicking on the "Right Now on eBay" links we provide. It may take an extra step, but it makes all the difference helping to "keep the lights on here."
We really appreciate it when sellers put their auction numbers in forum topics about their auction items. Bidders can copy the number and paste it into the eBay search search form at the bottom of Shop Talk pages.

Sellers can highlight the auction number in their auction and right click it. Choose "Copy" from the drop-down menu. Then put your cursor in your forum topic message submission box and right click. Choose "Paste" from the drop-down menu. The number will appear there.

Buyers can copy the number the same way and paste it into the eBay search box at the bottom of Shop Talk pages and click "Go!"


Description: Sellers may copy the number from their auction to paste in their forum topic.


Description: Click on magnifying glass icon to reveal eBay search box at bottom of forum pages


Description: After clicking magnifying glass icon, the gray search box will appear

Edited by Oldgas (Fri Apr 29 2016 02:07 PM)
Edit Reason: Revise images to show new style seach box
Jim "Oldgas" Potts
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