Tips for buying on Ebay

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  • loafer_2loafer_2 Forumite
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    I have posted here about a fixed fee snipe tool that IMHO is far better than the rest.

    - Fixed fee $0.025 if you win
    - 5 free to start with
    - you set the countdown time - 3 seconds works well
    - Never missed a snipe I've placed


    Read more here on the referrals board : http://iloaf.com/2c

    Enjoy!

    L.
  • Eh? You're asking yourself... 'don't bid'?

    Let me explain - on the more expensive items there are plenty of merchants using eBay to sell wares, and often when you look back into their history you can see that they are prepared to sell items for small amounts.

    Rather than bid, send them an email / call them after the auction ends and say to them that you've missed it, and would they be willing to sell it to you for XXX... more often than not, they are.

    I recently got a really nice Cotbed with a sprung mattress delivered for £180, when the last few times on auction it had been over that with a cheap mattress excluding delivery!
    CarQuake / Ergo Digital
  • loafer_2loafer_2 Forumite
    486 Posts
    That's also a quick way to loose an ebay account. There is a 1 click link on the html mail for the seller to report your contact to ebay.
  • loafer_2loafer_2 Forumite
    486 Posts
    I found out the hard way.. I clicked my own report link ??? ;D :P :-/ :'(
  • Make sure you check which payment method they take! ensure it is one you are happy with! I have bidded on something before on an item that only accepted western union! had to open an account with them!
    :p:p Angel :p:p
  • I've done that too, however they offered paypal too if I paid a small fee. (against ebay rules I know but I wanted the item :-/
  • mhukmhuk Forumite
    173 Posts
    This site might be of interest:

    http://www.toolhaus.org/

    It finds all negative feedback for a user..
  • LeothecatLeothecat Forumite
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    I feel it's most unfair that some people will not sell to or buy from people who have not had many transactions - I'm not talking about feedback here. :(
    I have been buying and selling thru my husband's ebay account for some time and decided to set up my own account as I have volunteered to sell some non moving stock for work.
    I read more and more peoples' advice saying
    "watch for zero bidders". Surely we all have to start somewhere. How does anyone get built up? They buy or sell!!
    >:(
  • Start small.

    I have just opened a new account and bought some bits and pieces at 99p.

    But build that up to larger things......loads of 99p deals start to look suspicious.

    Sell a few odds and sods that you are not fussed about the price you get.

    If you go to it you will soon get your first star and rid of the "I'm new sign" after a month.

    And make sure you leave nice feedback and receive glowing feedback. You might need to be a bit of a tart about it but as long as people can look and see that you are genuine it won't take long.

    Prize that 100% feedback with your life until yo are over 50 feedbacks.....below 98% people start to worry.

    Never be rude in feedback....if i see someone being rude it makes me very wary regrdless of how many +ve feedbacks they have.

    Its my small character test.
  • I have posted here about a fixed fee snipe tool that IMHO is far better than the rest.

    - Fixed fee $0.025 if you win
    - 5 free to start with
    - you set the countdown time - 3 seconds works well
    - Never missed a snipe I've placed


    Read more here on the referrals board : http://!!!!!!.com/3weyx

    Enjoy!

    L.
    I would just like to say thank you to everyone who tried out bidnip. I hope your loving it and saving loads :D
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