Here are a few tips when buying on eBay.
- Avoid buying from members who have a reputation of less than 5. I the score is around this number, check their feedback that they have a 100%positive rating. I would strongly consider looking at a 99.9% rating with a star rating of 25. I have lost money from this expereince.
- Use the "Items Watching" tool. Instead of buying straight away, wathc it till it is close to the end of the auction. This can save you money and time.
- If items seem too good to be true, stay away from them, their could be traps or problems hidden in small print or not mentioned at all.
Hope this helps!