Mercari Needs a Better Default Search View

By Published On: July 26th, 20221 min read
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The clothing today is just fugly, and doesn’t look good on anyone. (Did Target really bring back the prairie dresses people wore in the 80s?)

So I spend a lot of time on second-hand clothing sites like Poshmark, Ebay, and Mercari, finding cute clothes from ages past.
So here’s my beef: if you come to a site, you’re looking for clothing/items to buy, right? So why does Mercari show items that are already sold in the search results? Then I have to go under STATUS and change the option to FOR SALE.

Don’t get me wrong: I like having the option to see sold items. It’s helpful if I’m researching whether an item ever came in [that color] or [that fabric]. But viewing sold items for research (or whatever) is a secondary use case. By default, I only want to see items that are FOR SALE. Poshmark and Ebay do that for me by default.

I should have to take an extra step to turn on “show Any items,” or “show sold items,”  instead of having to take an extra step to turn that option OFF.

Charlene Jaszewski

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