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Is there some way to know

...if a potential buyer has some of your things in their cart? If items are put in a cart do they remain available to be viewed and purchased by someone else, if the person who has the items in their cart has not paid, yet?

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They will remain in your shop available for other buyers until they are purchased.
Yes, they're still available in the store. I put all the things I *might* buy in my cart and sort it out later. Sometimes the cart will tell me something's no longer available 'cause someone else bought it.
there is no way to know what people have in their carts. things in their carts are still available to be purchased by anyone.
Thanks Melissa,
If the item is only in their cart, it's still available for purchase by another buyer.

It's only considered "sold" if the buyer commits to buy the item.
Thanks for the great answers. I've always wondered about this but forgot to ask. I just remember a while back having items in a cart while I continued shopping (over the span of a few hours) and then suddenly those items were no longer there and I thought I did something wrong because I didn't pay right away. I often use my favorites to store items I am considering purchasing or items to compare to each others to decide which I will buy. Then I read a thread where some sellers found it annoying that so many of their items were favorited by one potential buyer at one time. Some times I like to look at items and then return to them later to see if I still like them as much. But now, I think I will try putting them in my cart and then just removing what I decide against buying.
then I read a thread where some sellers found it annoying that so many of their items were favorited by one potential buyer at one time.

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I wouldn't let a comment in a thread stop me from fave-ing things I like. Take that stuff with a grain of salt!

Thanks Sunny Day. I appreciate what you just said.
Yes that's quite a curious comment - I can't even imagine the reasoning behind a shop owner being irritated by so many items favorited by a potential buyer at one time. I would feel exactly opposite if that happened to me! I also do it to others all the time, as I wish to use their items in treasuries. If they are well photographed and I like the items, I'll heart away!

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