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Need JavaScript regular expression to extract Item ID value from eBay URL

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I need to find a way to extract the item ID value from an eBay URL using Javascript:

The item ID is boldfaced in the example URL below:

http://cgi.ebay.com/VINTAGE-PRESSED-GLASS-RUBY-FLASHED-DIAMOND-CANDY-DISH_W0QQitemZ120589354693QQcategoryZ4764QQcmdZViewItemQQ_trksidZp3907.m263QQ_trkparmsZalgo%3DSIC%26itu%3DUCI%252BIA%252BUA%252BFICS%252BUFI%252BDDSIC%26otn%3D8%26pmod%3D370178498217%26po%3DLVI%26ps%3D63%26clkid%3D7427724710710527929

Here's what I have so far (see javascript function below), .. but for some reason it's not working.  It's instead just returning the full url instead of just the Item ID value.  

Is there something I'm doing wrong?  

Thanks in advance,
- Yvan


<script language="JavaScript">
      var ebayUrl = "http://cgi.ebay.com/VINTAGE-PRESSED-GLASS-RUBY-FLASHED-DIAMOND-CANDY-DISH_W0QQitemZ120589354693QQcategoryZ4764QQcmdZViewItemQQ_trksidZp3907.m263QQ_trkparmsZalgo%3DSIC%26itu%3DUCI%252BIA%252BUA%252BFICS%252BUFI%252BDDSIC%26otn%3D8%26pmod%3D370178498217%26po%3DLVI%26ps%3D63%26clkid%3D7427724710710527929";            
      itemid = ebayUrl.replace("/QQitemZ(\d+?)QQ/", "$1");            
      alert(itemid);
</script>
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