I love eBay, and I’m the first to admit that it can be easy to get sucked in to paying more for items simply because they’re grouped in a “lot”, or are unique, or are a name brand, or are just absolutely perfect for you, for whatever reason.
Shopping on eBay can be a great way to find interesting items, score great deals on clothing, toys, household items and much more – but to really save any money, you need to know these 2 eBay tips. Knowing these tips will enable you to save tons of money on items you’re interested in buying!
2 Simple Tips for Saving Big on eBay
1. Incorrect Spelling
My favourite way to score great deals on eBay is to search for brands and items with incorrect spelling.
For example, instead of “Aeropostale”, search for “Aeropostle”. No one is going to bid on an “Aeropostle” item, because they won’t be able to find it if they’re searching for the correct spelling of the brand! And if no one is bidding on an item, the lower price you should be able to get it for.
You can also do this without a brand name. For example, instead of “doll clothes”, search for “doll cloths”. Instead of “curtains”, search for “curtins”. Instead of “kitchen table”, search for “kitchn table”. You get the idea.
2. Bidding at the Right Time
This is key to getting an item at a low price point – stalking the auction page and placing your bid at the perfect moment.
But just when is that perfect moment? Of course, the best time is right before the auction is about to end – but everyone knows this, which means everyone is doing this. So this alone likely won’t help you to save big on eBay.
Although you should bid right before the auction ends, you also have to keep in mind the time of day, the day of the week, and the season. Sunday nights between 6pm-9pm are the worst, no matter what time of the year it is. This is when everyone is buying – so don’t join them and overpay for something.
The absolute BEST time to buy an item on eBay is Friday evening during the summer, when everyone is out and about enjoying the weather. This is when online traffic is extremely slow – which makes it the perfect time to place bids on eBay!
How do you save money when shopping on eBay?