Discover 101 Ebay Tips and Tricks To Increase Your Profits
eBay - A good deal?
Ask around and you’ll find lots of people that spend a lot of their time looking for good deals.
And, face it, good deals can be found everywhere: yard sales, wholesale warehouses, flea
markets,… and of course at online auctions. eBay is the biggest and most popular online
auction site: as millions of auctions are constantly going on, you’ll most certainly find the stuff
you want. But, question is, can you get it for a reasonable price? Certainly you do. If you’re
lucky … and smart!
To make sure you’re getting a good deal on eBay, it’s important you do a little research before
you start placing bids.
Step 1: Get as much information about the item as you can
Read the auction, every word of it. This way you minimize the risk on disappointment later.
What is the seller telling you about authenticity, about guarantee, and of course, about the
condition of the item? Remember to also read between the lines: maybe the seller left
something out on purpose. It’s very important to get as much information as you can, before
you place a bid. Do you want to know more about an item than what you’re told, do not
hesitate to ask the seller. eBay provided an ‘ask the seller a question’-link in the right menu of
every auction page.
Step 2: Pay attention to shipping details and return policy
Underneath the description of an item, sellers (usually) add shipping details. Read them
carefully. Check out how long it will take for the seller to ship your item after your payment has
cleared. You don’t want your present to arrive 2 weeks after your mother’s birthday! Even more
important, is the information about the shipping costs. For most items, the buyer pays for them,
so you need to watch out for sellers that try to charge you more than the actual shipping and
handling costs are. This to avoid paying a fortune for an item that was a good deal on itself.
Step 3: payment details
Find out which payment methods the seller accepts. Does he want y