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— Ludlow Porch

Short Ebay Item Links

I posted this once before, but lost it when I moved the blog contents here from, so I am re-creating the post.

Have you ever wanted to email an ebay link to someone but hated copying and pasting the mile-long link?

I don't know why EBay has to have such ugly, long links. There is a way to shorterize them yourself, without using a service like, or All you have to do is hand craft the link on <item number>. Here's the same item with the short link...

There's also a way to make a nice, short link to your ebay seller's page.