eBay is a massive online shopping hub for all things new or secondhand. Given the vast variety of products available, it can be quite overwhelming if you’ve just begun exploring the site. Fortunately, we’ve got some simple hacks to make your eBay shopping effortless. Dive in!
1. Set up alerts
Don’t waste your time looking for deals online, instead get them delivered to your inbox. Setting up alerts is easy. Search for the products you want on the eBay site, then click on “save this search.” eBay will then notify you whenever the seller lists your items.
2. Check out Daily Deals
Visit eBay’s Daily Deal page to see new deals that get featured every day. Here you may find amazing deals on tech, automotive, home & garden, clothing, and more. Ensure you check back regularly so that you don’t miss out on limited-time offers.
3. Check seller ratings
When shopping on eBay, keep an eye out for blue stars next to seller ratings. These stars indicate a seller’s credibility. The more stars, the better. Note that sellers with less than 50 ratings have a yellow star, whereas the ones with 50 or more ratings have a blue star. Also, if you’re planning to buy designer goods from secondhand sellers, look for the authenticity-verified mark, quality photos, detailed descriptions, and genuine customer reviews before making a purchase.
4. Explore eBay local
If you intend to buy large items, like a couch or bed from eBay, consider eBay local. The pick-up only listings, can you help you find a seller nearby. All you have to do is visit the site and enter the product name followed by “pickup only,” check the box for “within,” and enter your ZIP code. This will show you a list of all the products sold by sellers near you.
5. Don’t forget the shipping costs
Keep in mind the shipping cost when you’re checking the total price. This is because the shipping cost varies from seller to seller. While some may offer free shipping, others may have additional charges. You are not really saving if you buy an item at a lower price with additional shipping charges.
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