I've noticed the same thing since eBay has their own (with AOL) counter. You can post an auction and immediatly check it and it shows 7 views. I've tried to keep track and it appears that even though there are one or two other views after the initial "7" the count does not go up. Then after the views hit 8 it will advance. Kinda stupid if you ask me. I even asked eBay's live help and the answer I got was "sir: you must be mistaken - our counters wouldn't do that". I suggested that as opposed to both of us at least I wasn't drinking and could tell a seven from a zero. You can imagine they got a touch huffy but still couldn't explain what was going on. Maybe someone else can chat with live help and get a better reply. But the mystery remains for me unles my initial thought is correct.