Tips and tricks to buy on eBay and avoid deception



Ebay is the portal for the sale of most famous Internet articles. In it, we can sell what we no longer need and easily make money on the Net, but above all is a huge market where you find everything, no matter where in the world we are. However, before pouncing on the credit card, it should follow a few tips to buy on eBay, with which we can get the best possible price for an item, get hold of the auction that interests us smoothly or avoids surprises as expenses excessive shipping or products that cannot be returned or are in poor condition. Our recommendations are divided into three sections: general advice, auctions and other important information. Here we go.


General Tips for Buying on eBay


Item Status: One of the first things that we look at is in the item description, avoiding taking anything for granted. So, we will know whether it is new or is used, in what state you are in, if returns or not accepted (it is usual that there is no owner this possibility), etc. Shipping: often a price may seem low a priori, but then we met some exorbitant shipping costs. Many sellers do this to pay a percentage of the sale as low as possible to eBay because of shipping costs no such fee is applied. Also, if you buy from a vendor that is outside the EU, there is a possibility that we load customs tariffs, which should be ensured before.

Ask the seller: If you have any doubt, use the form Ask the seller listed on the article page. It is the easiest way to avoid misunderstandings later and leave doubts about any aspect, both related to the product itself as shipping and other phases of the process. Check the reputation: the great thing about eBay is that after a purchase can evaluate the seller, so we always know what may have done other users. It is useful to whether it is a store that sells on eBay as if we are facing a particular since if a user does not behave with integrity we’ll know soon thanks to the opinions. The percentage of positive usually always very high, and therefore we recommend that you take notice of the negative (if any) if you see something out of the ordinary. Is it really a good price? If you do not know the value of what we are buying well, one of the tips for buying more interesting is to consult eBay completed listings search, to get an idea.


Auctions: you cannot escape what you want


Do not bid by bid: If you intend to bid on something, make sure you’re finally willing to pay offered. Back down will give negative feedback and will make you put the most difficult things next time. Sets a maximum price: we are really thanks to the automatic eBay bidding system can indicate how much the cap that we offer is. If activated, if another user exceeds our bid, automatically we climb over to reach the marked limit (in successive batches, not all at once).

Do not spend your offer: automatic bidding system is interesting, but when used will be giving clues to our competitors. For example, if we offer a maximum of 100 Euros for an item and the current bid is for 20 Euros, every time one of them tries to buy it you will see how we move ahead again and again. It is best to start with low prices at the beginning and check every so often how it will auction. If necessary, after a few days we can increase the maximum price that we offer without problems.

Avoid round numbers: at last, you have found the product so longed for, and like dozens of other buyers, are going to offer 10, 20, 30, 40 Euros If instead of using round figures bets by less frequent, you may have an advantage over many of the other bids. Wait at the end: the “snipers” lurking on eBay in the last minutes of a valuable bid to avoid showing their cards before. It is normal for days our bid is the highest and in the blink of an eye when it is about to end, a flood of buyers start trying to push. Do the same and act cautiously.

Use the “Buy Now” option: in many auctions, the owner of an item may indicate a price for which we do with him and the auction will close. If you see that the indicated cost is interesting, it may be better to use this option and not take risks.


EBay bids: Other considerations


Update your data: your user profile is all your personal data. Make sure all are correct and up to date, because if you cannot take delivery of surprises with what you buy.  Use PayPal payment platform PayPal is very safe and is fully supported. It also has an advantage over credit card: in case of dispute with the seller, you will have 45 days to revoke the payment after opening the relevant impact on your system. Avoid long terms shipping: for the reason discussed in the previous section (disputes PayPal), avoid shipments may be prolonged more than 30 days, because in case of problems just we be room to open a dispute.

International Version: Looking occasionally at although we have registered since, can enter from the US version of eBay, where surely find more variety and better prices. Just do not forget to take into account the possible customs and related costs as we move forward at the beginning of this article.


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