Christmas Shopping Made Simple
I personally believe that only a few people in this world know the true wonder and magic of eBay. A place where you can literally find ANYTHING! This year, if you don’t want to haul your bags down the high street, why not try online shopping for your Christmas presents. You may be pleasantly surprised…
Most people think of eBay as a place to buy and sell used items, such as clothes, books and old exercise equipment. This isn’t the case; eBay is a treasure trove that has pretty much everything you could ever want, old, new, used or still in box. A lot of people ask me where I buy my clothes, shoes; accessories etc. and they’re always surprised when I tell them that I shop on eBay. Perhaps it’s because they don’t understand exactly how to use eBay but these people never seem keen to follow in my footsteps, even if they are interested in what I have.
Don’t miss out this Christmas, if you want to find the perfect gifts look no further than eBay and the following step-by-step guide…
1. Know what you’re looking for – even if it’s a rough idea. Going into eBay without a notion of what you need, means you’ll be browsing for hours through an endless cornucopia of awesome, but inappropriate stuff.
2. Shop by category first – if you’re looking for a pair of fancy headphones for your nephew, go into the Electronics category and any relevant subcategory related to your search. Experienced, trusted sellers will put their products in these significant categories to make them easier to find. It will also be easier for you to compare prices and products in these places.
3. Use the search bar to narrow your search – the search bar will only bring up products that contain your search phrase, so once you’re in the right category, the bar should be your final option for finding your ideal gift.
4. Once you have searched the marketplaces for what you want and you have found it, be sure to check out everything about the listing. Make sure the shipping costs are acceptable, the payment options are suitable for you and the seller information displays impressive figures. This may not seem important, but the higher the % for Positive Feedback, the safer you should be; especially if the seller provides “eBay Premium Service”.
Sarah Woodjetts Internet Expert and Ecommerce Consultant blogs on the internet and ecommerce.
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