eBay can be one of the best places to grab some fantastic homeware bargains, whether you’re looking for furniture, decorating supplies, or knick-knacks. The thing is though, most people don’t really understand how to get the most out of the online marketplace platform, and so they miss out on the best deals or end up paying more than is really necessary.
Thankfully, this doesn’t have to happen to you. Here are some little-known hacks that will you help you to track down the very best homeware bargains…
Search for listings with spelling mistakes in the title
Some sellers accidentally list items with spelling mistakes in the title. This means that the listings will get hardly any eyes on them, as they won’t be listed in the results when users search for what they’re really looking for. Therefore, you can often find that you’ll be the only bidder, and will be able to get the item you want without any competition from other bidders.
If you need a little help with this, check out this eBay misspellings tool from Goofbid. It provides with common misspellings, so you can swoop in and get those deals without any hassle or fuss. You’re likely to be amazed at what you can find.
Look out for collection-only deals in your local area
Collection-only deals are typically far less popular, for a couple of big reasons. For starters, the seller has massively limited their audience, and instead of potentially attracting sellers from all across the UK – or even all across the world – they’re only going to attract interest within a very specific locality. As well, plenty of people simply don’t want to go to the hassle of collecting an item.
If you’re prepared to travel a little, and you have your own transport, this is a great option. In fact, in some cases, you could even hire a courier to collect the item from the seller and deliver it directly to your door, and still make a big saving. Looking into this option is a great idea if you want to find bigger items like furniture.
Find auctions that end at unsociable times
There are certain times of the week and day when activity on eBay goes through the roof. This is bad news for you as a buyer, because it means more competition when bidding for an item, which can really increase the price that you’ll pay. Sunday evenings tend to be a particularly busy time, so you can expect to pay more when you’re bidding on items that are scheduled to end at this time.
To increase your chances of getting those bargains, search for auctions that end when most people will be at work, or in bed fast asleep. I’ve used this strategy to buy high value items for just a couple of pounds!
There are so many homeware bargains to be found on eBay, and using these tactics can make sure that you get the best possible price for your purchases. What’s the biggest bargain that you’ve ever managed to find on eBay?