Home / FAQ


Frequently Asked Questions

1. Question: What’s makes lonnawilliams.com so special, why shouldn’t I go straight to the source by searching on eBay myself?

Answer: I’m glad you asked. one good reason to let us help you is that we are very familiar with the facilities there. In order to provide quick and accurate results, we purchased a custom “engine” to drive searches from this site. This tool is called an “applications programming interface” or API, which accurately and quickly interfaces with eBay to pull back currently running auctions in the category you requested.

If you were to attempt searching through eBay directly, we know from experience that it would take longer. For example, you would have to key in your search string. That’s not a problem, but we know from experience, it is only human nature that many searches are formatted or spelled incorrectly, and would yield misleading or often incorrect results. Using our interface prevents that from happening in many situations, and will bring you the most accurate results possible in the shortest amount of time.

Additionally, we have constructed a listing of the most common searches in this niche, many of which you might not have thought about, adding to the power at your fingertips, and yielding better results. To start those other searches, the side bar on every page of this site contains the list of common searches. Our visitors also find that clicking is much faster than typing and then clicking.



2. Question: Are you associated with the sellers of the items that are shown? In other words, are you giving preferred placement to some sellers, in which case I would be missing out on the best deals?

Answer: We are not associated or affiliated with any of the sellers. Even if there were a small chance that some day we would be listing an item ourselves that matches your query, the API that we use would not distinguish our auctions from those of the other 25 million or so eBay sellers, so no preferred placement would be given.