Keyword Search Help
Search term: leather chair
Returns items if "leather" and "chair" are both found, but does not
require that phrase be found in that order, a reverse order, or to
even be in the same sentence. No special command is needed. This is
Exact Phrase Searches
Search term: "leather chair"
Returns items with "leather chair," but requires that phrase to be
found. Quotes are needed around the terms to be matched as an exact
Search term: (desk,chair)
Returns items that have at least one of the terms in the
parenthesis. If the item has "desk" and/or "chair" then results will
be returned. You can also have it search exact phrases without using
quotes, like this way:
Search term: (desk,leather chair)
Which would search for the exact phrase "leather chair" and/or
"desk" in the item.
Exclude Words Searches
Search term: -desk chair
Returns items that do not have the term desk, but do have other
conditions that you set. You cannot simply have an excluded term as
your search term, since you would get almost every item at that
auction site as a result. You must have a combination, such as what
is noted above. In the example, you would get results for items that
had "chair," but did not have "desk." The following is a method of
allowing multiple exclusions:
Search term: -(desk,bureau) chair
You must note that with that, the parenthesis do not represent or.
It will make sure that every item in parenthesis is not included. In
the example, you would get results for items that had "chair," but
did not have "desk" or "bureau."
Search term: box*
Returns items that begin with "box" such as: boxer, boxing, boxes,
boxed This method can be used with most other methods. See the next
section for some combinations.
Combinations of Advanced Commands
"chair and desk" -green -red* -(bed,dresser) chair -"xyz corp"
board* (box*,cushion) -(red*,dresser)
The line above is an acceptable command. This search addon will
allow you to combine as many advanced commands as you like. You can
have more than one of the same command too. The above is an example
of the combinations of advanced commands with advanced commands
Equivalent to term: -bed -dresser
Will not return results like 1830, 1850, 1800's, 18th. Maybe you are
looking for something in the 1900's, so this will exclude the
Term: -"xyz corp"
This will exclude items with the exact phrase "xyz corp," but will
allow items that have "xyz" and "corp" in any other combination.
Equivalent to term: -red* -dresser
This will exclude items with the word "dresser" and exclude items
that begin with "red," such as any of these: red, reddish, redder.