- (teapot,cups,saucers) (dutch,china) -vintage
Building on our previous example, this search returns all of the listings that are for a teapot, cups, or sauchers and that also include either the word "dutch" or the word "china," but it excludes any results that contain the word "vintage."
- (teapot,cups,saucers) (dutch,china) -vintage -antique -turquoise -jade -handmade
This tool, too, can be used multiple times in a single search. This one is identical to the previous one except that it also excludes any listings for items that are "antique," made out of "turquoise" or "jade," or that are "handmade."
Searching Item DescriptionsSometimes, when you want the absolute greatest number of results possible within your criteria, or when you're searching for an item that you think sellers may have listed in various ways, it can help to search not only for items' titles, but also for words in their descriptions.
Each time you run a search, you'll notice a checkbox just below the search box on your results page that's labeled "Search title and description." To run your search again, but search through the item descriptions (i.e. entire listings) rather than just through the titles of listed items, check this box and click the "Search" button again. You'll get a much longer list of results that still match the criteria you've already given.