Everybody Loves a Bargain!
Everybody is looking for that special deal to entice them to spend. Whether you are a buyer or a seller you can benefit by wise shopping on eBay. If you are an avid Bargainator like myself try out the following tips for a fun shopping experience.
- Have you ever thought about looking in related categories, for example for fragrances check out perfumes. For beauty products, search for cosmetics. For information products, try searching for ebooks. Be creative and search for new terms.
- When searching for items, mis-spell popular brand and item names. For example, Gucci could be spelt Guci. Refrigerator could have been spelt refridgerator. Sometimes sellers in their haste to get the item listed, don't check their spelling. There are less bidders for mispelt words which generally means a lower price for the buyer.
- Check out the bulk, lot, resell and cheap categories. There are tons of good items you can buy in bulk and use yourself, give to friends or resell for a profit.
- Buy at the quieter times, that is weekdays and nights after midnight, when there is less competition from other bidders.
- Really obvious but how many times do we forget to put the item we are interested in, into my eBay!
- Then don't forget to actually bid! I know this sounds ridiculous, but this is something that happens to me. I mean to bid on something, I'll just think about it for a while and then I get called away and by the time I get back to it, it's too late.
- Trawl, trawl and trawl some more. Do your research and know the value of what you wish to buy. Don't just settle for pot luck, check the completed listings in the search options on the left side of your search page to see how much similar items sold for.
- Don't just limit yourself to Australia, search internationally. Don't forget to search using American spelling. For example spectrum analyser should also be searched as spectrum analyzer as well. If you do buy internationally, don't forget to factor in the shipping costs which can be very high if it is a large item.
- Ebay has a facility in the search options box at the bottom of the left side of the search page where you can indicate minimum and maximum prices. So try putting in a low maximum price and see what pops up!
Have fun and don't treat a missed bargain as the end of the world. There are always plenty of good items coming up all the time for you to have a go at.
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