Can someone help me with a computer type problem please?

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  1. Gypsy07

    Gypsy07 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay, so this is probably really simple, but I'm obviously an utter dunce [​IMG]

    I'm selling an old trike on eBay. I also bought it from eBay, about a month ago

    In the listing I'm making up now, I'm trying to include a link to the previous listing where I bought it

    But when I copy-and-paste the URL from the address bar at the top of the original listing page...

    ...it just shows as black type on my new listing page, and not as a blue clickable link.

    So what am I doing wrong? [​IMG]
     
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  2. Lothiriel

    Lothiriel Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I've never sold anything on ebay, but in emails I have to put a space after the URL for it to become a hyperlink (the clickable link). Maybe it's the same on ebay?
     
  3. Gypsy07

    Gypsy07 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. Gypsy07

    Gypsy07 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh, that's weird. It works as a link on this site here, but not on my eBay listing.

    [​IMG] I really don't get this....
     
  5. Highlander

    Highlander Tartan Terror

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    Quote:lol. Could you just quote the listing reference number instead of doing the link thingy?
     
  6. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    Go to the ad. Left click on the picture.
    It will enlarge.
    Right click. A list will come up. Left click "save picture as"
    , and send to pictures to documents or pictures.
    Now you have the pic on your computer.
    You can do this on all the pics you want.

    When you make your ad, ebay will ask for pics.
    Left click on the "upload" or "browse" button, forgot what they called it.
    Left click on documents or pictures to find picture.
    . Left click on the picture and then open. It will go to the ebay site on your ad.
    You can repeat this.
     
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  7. HorseFeatherz NV

    HorseFeatherz NV Eggink Chickens

    It could be something Ebay has in their system - not allowing you to link to another's auction. [​IMG]
     
  8. polecatsfan

    polecatsfan Out Of The Brooder

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    Hey Gypsy07... do this:

    when you're listing, and you get to the description.... click on "HTML veiw" or something like that..... you should be able to see what you have typed already, but with bits of code around it.... it may not have the code, if not, it doesnt matter.... go to where you want to put the link.... and put this in: from "<a......" to "....</a>"

    <a href="http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=290611502044"> Original Auction and Description </a>

    that should work.... lemme know if you you hit any snaggs [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  9. Gypsy07

    Gypsy07 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Polecatsfan - I copied that whole bit in.... and it still didn't work!

    I guess it's me. I'm an official dimwit...
     
  10. polecatsfan

    polecatsfan Out Of The Brooder

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    hmmm i dont understand why not... i just tried it and it worked perfectly.....

    make sure when you are editing the description that you are in the "HTML" tab.... [​IMG]
     

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