A Relatively Unknown Ebay Buying Technique
Most experienced ebay buyers will agree with me on the fact that the prices that you can find on ebay will beat just about any price you can find at a retail store 99% of the time.
From digital cameras, to computers, books, shoes, and even wedding dresses, just about the best deals you can get anywhere are on ebay. And I'm not just talking about used or pre-owned items, I'm talking about brand new, never used, factory sealed items. The same items that you would by at a retail store, for a fraction of the price.
So, with the prices on ebay being so low, is it possible to find an even better deal?
Yes it is, and I'll show you how.
One fact about ebay is that 90% of people searching for a particular item use the "Search" function of the website. For example, if someone is looking for Oakley sunglasses, they type "Oakley Sunglasses" into the ebay search box to find what they're looking for. This is what 90% of people do.
The other way to find Oakley sunglasses would be to go to the sunglasses category and then browse the entire sunglasses category for oakley sunglasses. This method could be very time consuming and you would have to sort through thousands of other sunglasses to find the Oakley brand that you're looking for. This method is not very user friendly and that is why 90% of people use the "Search" function.
Now, lets say that my friend Dave has a pair of Oakley sunglasses that he wants to sell on ebay. He creates his listing, takes great photos, writes a great description, and a very attractive title for his auction.
His auction title is:"Black Oakely Sunglasses w/Case Perfect Condition"
That's a very nice auction title, but do you see what Dave did wrong?
Check out the spelling of Oakley in his title.
Whoops! Dave mispelled "Oakley" and accidentally typed "Oakely".
A few days go by, the auction ends, and Dave rakes in a measily $23 for the sunglasses he bought 2 weeks ago for $80. Why did his sunglasses sell so cheap?
Do you see where I'm going here? The reason that the sunglasses sold so cheaply is because virtually nobody that was looking for "Oakley" sunglasses was seeing his auction. Since he incorrectly listed his sunglasses as "Oakely" in the title, his auction did not appear in the search results for the thousands of people that were searching for "Oakley" sunglasses.
So how do you find even better deals at an already great online marketplace like ebay?
Search for misspelled items!
An example would be if you were searching for a Sony Playstation. You can find the great deals by typing common misspellings of Playstation into the search box. Try searching for Playstaton, Paystation, Playsation, Plastation, Playstaion, etc. You won't always find something, but sometimes you WILL and it will be well worth it!
You can use this technique with just about and type of product and get a GREAT deal on ebay.
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