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revereware.org eBay auction categorizer is even better

If you aren’t familiar with our revereware.org site, it takes all the Revere Ware listings from eBay organizes them into categories and sorts items by size. 

We recently made some improvements to better handle the larger and larger number of listings for Revere Ware on eBay carried there.  It wasn’t too long ago that the total number of Revere Ware items on eBay surpassed 10,000 listings, and now it is almost at 13,000!

If your technically curious, the problem we ran into is that eBay only allows up to 100 pages of listings to be downloaded by their programming interface, and a maximum of 100 items per page, meaning, it was cutting us off at 10,000 items.  We had to break the search into smaller parts, by price, to be able to run two overall queries and get all the items listed.

Not ones to slouch, we also fixed a bug that didn’t show the correct number of items in some categories, and remove more of those annoying listings that list our parts from Amazon.com on eBay but at a higher price.

So enjoy!

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Funny eBay drop-ship listings

I got my dose of humor this morning finding a couple of listings for our parts on eBay.  If you aren’t familiar with drop-shipping arbitrage, it is the practice where people take items for sale off Amazon.com, for example, and list it on eBay for a higher price.  When someone places on order on eBay, they simply execute an order on Amazon.com for the item, thus, getting Amazon.com to “drop-ship” the order for them.

We don’t like the practice at all and have tried reporting these sellers to eBay, as this is a violation of eBay’s policies.  It inflates the price to the buyer, the buyer has no possibility of getting support from us, and we believe the practice results in a higher number of returns that affect our standing with Amazon.com.

Other than that, they are great! 🙂

The first thing I found humorous about the two listings is that they cut off the full title of the product, which makes them rather confusing:

To top that, they chose to replace the actual description with these very interesting one liners.

Trade gasket?  Venerate?

I’m not sure what fusing two sets actually does.

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Old style pan / skillet handles available on eBay

If you are looking for the older style pan and skillet handles used on early pans made between 1939 and 1947 or so, there are a bunch of what appears to be the large or x-large size on eBay right now (auctions one, two, three, and four).

Here is a good view of the difference between the new handles (top two) and the old style handles (bottom two) for which we don’t make replacements.

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Warranty on a Revere Ware refrigerator magnet?

My mother has had a Revere Ware skillet refrigerator magnet for years and when I started this business, I wanted one too. I dutifully found on on eBay and it has adorned our house ever since.

So when I came across a Revere Ware tea kettle magnet recently on eBay, I got a little excited.

25 year warranty?  Here is the back of that product card.

Wow, seems legitimate.  That’s the first warranty I’ve ever heard of on a refrigerator magnet.  25 years no less.

I suppose putting the warranty on there was good advertising, and very few were likely to actually try to make good on that claim.

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Broken or ….

My 7 year old daughter likes to play a game called Broken or Not Broken, where she holds a stick, board, french fry, or other object and has us guess whether it is whole or not.  This eBay listing feels like a version of that game.

Well, is it or isn’t it a broken frying pan handle?  A close up of the handle seems to indicate it might not be broken.

It seems rather odd that the seller didn’t include a picture that shows the handle actually on the pan, and no mention of its removability in the listing itself.

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Lost and lots of Revere Ware on eBay!

Our revereware.org site that takes all the listings from eBay and classifies them to help you easily find anything Revere Ware related, is a labor of love and often requires coaxing to work properly.  Slight changes to the HTML structure of the eBay listing pages can break things.   Over the years we’ve had several occasions where the count we show on the revereware.org home page broke and we weren’t collecting the total number of listings for a matter of weeks or months.

But despite the occasional inaccuracies, the overall trend is clear, especially as of late.

The climb in total Revere Ware related listings has been astounding, more than doubling to 8500 since October of last year.

Now more than ever, you can probably find what you are looking for Revere Ware-wise on eBay.

 

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Mixing bowl-a-rama

We get a lot of request for the Revere Ware mixing bowl plastic covers.  There are some seemingly suitable alternatives, but no real replacement for the originals.  So it might interest some readers to know that there are some new sets of bowls and lids available on eBay, three to be exact. Click on the images below to go to the auctions.

 

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