Buying internationally can seem scary but its can be a great way to score a bargain! All you need is a Paypal account and its easy,safe and secure. International destinations offer a wider range of items and prices, its always worth checking out the price of something you want from Australian eBay compared to buying it from overseas, as even with more expensive postage it can still b e cheaper.
An international search will sometimes find an overwhelming number of items but you can narrow your search by being more specific or if you're looking for something really hard to find search title and descriptions. Its also a good idea to buy multiple items from the same person to save on postage costs.
Anything I've bought from overseas that hasn't fitted, I've sold on eBay for more than I paid for it, so I've never had a bad buy yet. America is a great place to find things that we don't get here and things that only small, expensive shops sell, for example comic book figures and designer labels.
Postage can also be a worry to some buyers but I find that Global Priority is even faster than packages being sent from within Australia. A good way to save money when buying internationally is also to opt for economy post which can take a while but can be worth the savings.
You can get basically anything you want from eBay and broadening your search internationally is such a great way to make sure you're getting the best bargain. Paypal is also a super easy way to pay, you just click directly from the invoice to pay etc and its all done. That way you also have record of your payment, a means to get a refund and your item will be sent quicker as the seller doesn't have to wait for money to clear or a money order to arrive. Paypal is free of charge for buyers and is the easiest way to pay.
An international search is also a great way to find birthday presents that are hard to find. You can get your family and friends unique gifts they'll love. For example if one of your loved ones loves old movies or shows like the Munsters or collects things like band memorabilia then you can just type in the name and you'll find all kinds of stuff you don't even see in Australia.
If you are looking for things to buy and then sell, checking out eBay's Pulse is a great way to see what things are popular at the moment. You can find eBay's Pulse on your eBay home page, in there you can check out the top ten most searched for items. It will not only tell you the overall top ten but also the top ten for each catergory, for example if you sell toys and want to know whats popular you can click on toys and hobbies and then for example click on character toys which will then tell you what the top ten most searched for items are (eg: 1 - Thomas the Tank, 2 - Bratz). This is a great way to find out whats popular when looking for things to buy and then sell. This is where the international search comes in extra handy as you often find things that we don't get here, a wider range of even the most popular of things and often cheaper prices.
So don't forget to do an international search next time your buying something to make sure you're getting the best buy or a fantastically rare and unique item!