Originally Posted by ATLnoob
When did eBay start displaying the # of watchers on other people's listings? In the past I could only see the # of watchers on my own listings, not someone else's...not sure if I like that change...
I little more on this feature. Not sure if this was already mentioned, but I just noticed that you only see the number of watchers on items with a BIN price. Including Auctions with BIN option, Fixed BIN and BIN/OBO. Straight auctions do not have them, neither do Auctions w/BIN options that have already "disappeared."
I think this is actually good all around, and well thought out on the part of eBay. An auction not showing the number of watchers will not scare any potential bidders off, and may generate more bids. A BIN listing with visible watchers will add pressure to a buyer, knowing that several people are considering purchasing at the set price.