eBay is still a great place to save money when it comes to online shopping. You can find just about anything on there! Here are 6 Money Saving Secrets on eBay you need to know.
Amazon has really taken over many people's online shopping habits. Not that long ago, there was another site that was the number one spot: eBay. If you haven't been on eBay for a while, a lot has changed. You might be surprised to know that eBay is still a great place to save money when it comes to online shopping and you can make money, too! Here are 6 Money Saving Secrets on eBay you need to know about.
6 Money Saving Secrets on eBay
Take advantage of eBay seller promos. If you are trying to save money on selling on eBay, make sure you watch out for seller promos from eBay. Occasionally, eBay offers these that allow you to list items for pennies so you save a lot in seller fees and that means more in your pocket. These promos come more often if your account is active with regular feedback according to many top sellers so make sure to keep your customers happy and sell things regularly.
Use eBay Coupons. Did you know eBay offers coupons? This one was new to me, too! Sometimes, they will even offer huge savings and flash coupons for amounts such as $15 off $75 or more. You can often find these by simply having an account and getting them in your email or by simply Googling ‘eBay Coupons + Month/year” (eBay Coupons MAY 2017 for example).
Use the filters to find free shipping. Free shipping will always save you money, but make sure that you are actually saving. Some sellers just raise the cost of the item in order to recoup the shipping cost. They aren't supposed to do this, but price is subjective.
Don't watch items you might want to buy. Pressing ‘watch' on items you are interested in seems like a good idea to be able to swoop in and get something at a good deal. However, it can also indicate to aggressive bidders that many people are watching and they will become more competitive. Instead, bookmark pages you are watching so you can do it incognito.
Negotiate with a seller that has a Buy Now price. If a seller has a Buy Now price, this often can mean they just want it sold and may be willing to take a lesser price if you simply message them and try to negotiate one. Don't offer too low or insulting of a price, but you may be able to save a few dollars buy offering just below the Buy Now asking price. If they do accept your offer, make sure to leave them positive feedback.
Take advantage of typos. So many people misspell on eBay. This means that their listings often won't get seen by those who are searching using the correct spelling. There may be some amazing deals out there with a simply misspelled word! You can find them easily with Typo Bay. It's a site designed specifically to find all the derivatives of a word and common misspellings and then take you to the eBay pages with them. For instance, when I put in ‘Cactus', it pulled up “caactus, caatus, cacctus, caccus, cacttus..”.
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