Why Free Mobile Listing
Weekends on eBay Make Me Smile
31st March, 2012 - Last weekend was a 'Free Mobile Listing weekend' on eBay in the UK, which made me
happy for two reasons. One was that it gave me the motivation I needed to clear
some stuff that has been lying around in my garage and loft for a while, the
other is that it made me realise that there would be quite a few bargains coming
up for sale soon. I'll explain why below...
What Is A 'Free Mobile Listing' Weekend?
Nowadays, you can list items for sale on eBay with your smartphone. I use an
iPhone, myself, but it also works with other phones, such as the various Android
phones. All you need is the relevant eBay app for your phone and you can list
your items for sale.
Occasionally, to encourage users to use this facility, eBay offer certain dates
when they waiver the listing fee. i.e. you can list the item free of charge.
PLEASE NOTE: you will have to pay final sale fees and for any enhancements, so
check the terms and conditions of the offer first! Also, business users are
Why Do Free Mobile Listing Weekends On eBay Make Me Smile?
Well, as mentioned above, there are two reasons: number one is that it gave me
the kick up the backside I needed to list some stuff for sale.
However, reason number two is the reason that it should make YOU smile;
as I was listing these items, not only did I realise that I was tending to list
the larger items that were 'collection only' in my garage, as I could just take
my phone in there and snap/upload away, but I was also quite brief with my
descriptions. Typing on a phone isn't as easy as typing on a keyboard. This,
along with the fact that you have limited time to take advantage of the free
offer, means that you tend to write relatively poor descriptions.
THIS IS GOOD!
As a person visiting this website, you are probably quite a bargain hunter. You
want the cheapest deals on eBay. Our tools here help you to find the cheap local
bargains by various means, but there are times when your own brainpower comes
AFTER a free mobile listing weekend, start looking at
more closely for the next ten days. Not only will there be more items than
usual, but the poor descriptions that many will have means that regular users of
the eBay search facility simply won't spot them. There will, therefore, be less
competition for some of the pieces.
Don't believe me? Try it! The only way to find the best bargains is to
give it a go. TYPE YOUR POSTCODE IN THE BOX BELOW THIS ARTICLE AND SEE FOR YOURSELF! I buy all the time from eBay and have my ways and means of buying
at the cheapest possible prices. You may find your own ways, but searching that
bit harder after any promotion is well worth trying. Trust me!
And if you want to know when those weekends are, make sure your own eBay account
is set up to receive all their promotional emails. Also, follow us on Facebook
www.facebook.com/CheapBargains and/or join our mailing list!
Happy local bargain hunting!
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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