And this (from the US site -- how come no one seems to have heard about this?? this is from last April!):
***New eBay Counters to Replace Andale Counters***
04 April, 2006 | 06:26 PM IST
In the next few days, eBay will be offering our own counter free of charge that sellers can add to their listings. This new optional eBay counter will replace Andale’s counter and will track the number of times a listing is viewed. Counters can be made visible to everyone, or sellers can use our new “Hidden Counter” option, which displays the number of views only to the seller.
You will be able to add the eBay counter to your new listings through any selling tool. Once the eBay counters are available, any listing already running with an Andale counter will keep the Andale version – you will not need to change it until you relist the item.
The eBay Team