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Ebay makes the day, yay, hooray
Member Name: Gtiracer
Advantages: Sometimes absolute bargains
Disadvantages: Don't pay more than retail and try not to get sniped
Ebay.co.uk made their way onto the web some years ago, now they're booming with business and auctions every day. They are affiliated with Google and amazon and some some really powerful places and even adverting on the TV now.
Ebay is useful for, trying to find things at bargain prices because different shops put there goods on ebay knowing that they'll sell at a good price because of the traffic that comes through ebay especially from other sites as well and at the same time the end user is most of the time guaranteed a product which is cheaper than you can buy in the shops for.
However check the end time of the auction, if the auction is going to end at 4am in the morning, you know that if it is a popular product, then less bidders will be up to bid for it right at the last minute, giving you a good oppertunity to grab a bargain.
Also watch out for being sniped, these are clever little websites that take your maximum bid and bid it on for you 5 seconds before the end automatically possibly making you the last highest bidder.
For problems with buying and selling Ebays own reconciliation system is a bit pants to say the least, they use automated responses for almost everything you try to contact them with. Sometimes you'll get your money back, so for ultimate safeness and to make sure you're covered in all purchases, use paypal and a credit card.
Buying and selling through ebay is a doddle, really easy, I dont have to explain it, just look for yourself, just click 'Sell an item' for more info on ebay or place your bid and click 'bid'. It really is that simple.
Again just check the prices elsewhere before you bid, its not uncommon for people to end up paying more than retail prices so do your research
Summary: Good site just do some research about the product before you buy