[CR]Ebay counter for # of watchers

Example: Framebuilding:Restoration
From: <themaaslands@comcast.net>
To: Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org (Classic Rendezvous)
Date: Wed, 02 Jun 2004 22:49:38 +0000
Subject: [CR]Ebay counter for # of watchers

Can anybody say when ebay instituted the counter to monitor the number of watchers when you sell items? As I don't sell frequently on ebay, I had never seen this feature before. Does anybody know whether the number listed is the number of people who have bookmarked the auction or perhaps something else. If it the number of bookmarks, there are likely going to be fireworks at the end of the auction for my late 70's Titanium Huret Success rear derailleur where more than one quarter of the people who have looked at the auction have bookmarked it. The same for the 1960's Campagnolo waterslide decal, where almost third of the viewers have bookmarked the auction. Of the rest of the auctions the ratio of bookmarks to views lies between 1 out of 6 and 1 out of 10.

Steven Maasland
Moorestown, NJ