Crikey! I'm typing this on Thursday 5th
April, 2012. It's the day before the Easter weekend and the weather here in
Suffolk is sunny. “Brilliant,” I thought, “I'll just pop to Tescos and
get the kids a couple of Easter eggs for Sunday.”
The roads were heaving with caravans, motor
homes and cars rammed-full of 'going away' stuff. Not only that, but the queues
in the supermarket were enormous. It wasn't a very good trip!
However, as I sat in a traffic queue on the way
back, it did remind me why I like Bank Holidays – BARGAINS!
The Easter weekend is probably one of the best
times for those of us looking for the cheapest eBay bargains, simply by
virtue of the fact that most of the UK seems preoccupied with travelling the
length and breadth of the country and/or filling their faces with chocolate and
roast dinners, so won't be on eBay! Their loss.
It is basic logic that the less people there are
interested in a particular auction, the less likely there is to be a bidding
war. And, as last weekend was a 'standard listing' weekend (i.e. there wasn't a
free listing offer), it means that many sellers will have started their auctions
with low start prices in order to avoid the higher listing fees. Some will have
even started them at the holy grail of the eBay bargain hunter's price – 99p!
So, if you've decided not to join the madding
crowd this weekend, or any Bank Holiday weekend, why not take five minutes to
see what bargains are in your area?
When Is The Best Time To Look?
This is always the million dollar question, but if I was pushed for time and
could only spare a few minutes, I'd look early afternoon on Saturday and Sunday,
for sure. However, the best way of buying cheap eBay bargains is to visit
http://www.cheap-bargains.co.uk/ as regular as possible.
As with any theory, the proof of the pudding is in
the eating, so type your postcode in below. You never know, that bargain of the
century may just crop up!
Happy bargain hunting,
P.S. Please tell your friends and family
about this site. They'll probably thank you for it!
Another great way of finding cheap eBay bargains is to look for items that haven't had many bids. Just because they haven't received bids, it doesn't mean they aren't any good! Quite often, the item will be poorly described, have a bad photo or just finish at an unsociable time. Use the drop down box below to find items in each category that finish soon and have had 3 bids or less:
And here's a favourite for many....the good old 99p auctions! A lot of people start their auctions at 99p or less, partly because they believe that they'll attract more attention if they do and partly because there are often promotional incentives to do so. The result is a LOT of items sell for a pound or less! Select a section below to see what I mean:
And here's one more trick to use. Type your search term into the box below. Select your postcode and distance you'll travel and get the results. If any of them take your fancy, check the descriptions and if it doesn't say that they'll accept collection in person, ASK THEM.
Not everybody does accept collection, but there is no harm in asking. I've bought plenty of stuff like this and you'll often find you can save a lot by cutting out the postage.
There Are Other Ways Of Finding Cheap Bargains. Try
This For Size - Enter Your Search Term And Then Click
The Link That Is Supplied:
A few buying tips:
Only fools rush in - don't grab the first bargain you see...however tempting!
Don't avoid Ebay - if a seller asks you to buy direct, avoid them. You lose all your protection from Ebay.
Pay with PayPal - again, you get extra protection this way.
Read the small print - be SURE that you know what you're buying!
Make sure you can pick the item up - bulky items often need a van and some muscle!
Make sure you can store it - bulk deals sound great, but ever tried fitting a million widgets in your hallway?
Have fun - buying a cheap bargain can be great fun. Enjoy it!
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And don't forget your local GumTree website - a great source of cheap classifieds