How To eBay Like A Pro

How To eBay Like A Pro

For many people, the word “eBay” is synonymous with bargains. The auction site is a treasure trove of some fantastic and cheap items; it’s a wonder that more people don’t use it more often! Believe me; if you go for a quick browse on the site, you might be amazed at what wonders you find!

 

Did you know that there are on average 40 million items listed on eBay at any one time? It’s true! So, how are you meant to wade through all of those listings to find the best bargains that suit your wants and needs? Well, you need to be able to eBay like a pro. Here are some great tips and tricks that can help you do just that.

shopping for bargains on eBay

Shop Last Minute

All of the savvy eBayers out there will already have heard of the website Lastminute Auction. If you haven’t, it’s time to take note! This is an independent website that scans eBay for all of its bargain auctions that are about to end. Most of the time, it only lists items that are under £1. It could be worth scanning this site before you go on the official eBay one to see if you can get what you are looking for in a last-minute deal!

Set Up Alerts

Are you looking for an item that is quite rare and isn’t always listed? If so, then you might want to set up an alert. This makes eBay track your search. Whenever a suitable item that matches your keywords is listed, you will be sent an email alert. This will save you a whole lot of time as you won’t have to spend hours hunched over your computer and scrolling through thousands of items. You just need to wait until the email lands in your inbox!

Check Shipping Costs

Even if an item is going for a very cheap price, you could end up stung by the delivery costs. Most sellers will list an item very cheaply but then add on a whole lot of pounds to the postage & packaging to make a big profit. However, thanks to so many affordable eBay item delivery services, you shouldn’t have to pay over the odds for P&P. If you think the seller is asking too much, it’s worth finding your own courier service to pick the item up and deliver it to you.

necklace from eBay

Don’t Assume eBay Is Always Cheapest

I’ve already said that the word “eBay” is often synonymous with cheap deals, but that isn’t always the case. In fact, you might be better off shopping around in person before you go online to buy something. That way, you will know exactly when an item listed on the website is a bonafide bargain. Don’t forget to also shop around on eBay itself – after all, the first item you come to that matches your search won’t always be the cheapest!

Once you get better at eBay shopping, you will find that it is ever so easy to find all the best bargains! Please note, this is a collaborated post.  Happy shopping and thanks for reading.

Lu Lovely

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  • I regularly use ebay to sell on my children’s branded clothes, there are lots of tricks to use like searching for different spellings or misspellings of items sometimes you can get a real bargain this way!

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