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Member Name: tinkers22
Advantages: Great way to pick up a bargain
Ebay is a great way to sell the things you don't want and to buy the things you need. I buy a lot of books from ebay as some can be pricey and I only read them once. My most recent purchase from ebay was potpourri so that just goes to show how varied the items on the site can be.
The best thing we have bought on there is most likely to be our car, since buying it nearly 2 years ago we have probably only spent £300 on it and we won it in the auction for £70.00. Its mileage was reasonable and although the car had a few minor cosmetic problems it's the best second hand car we have had (and we've had a few).
Last year I started selling things on there too such as toys, games clothing etc and it was a really handy way go get extra cash. Because most of the transactions are via paypal it couldn't be easier for a buyer or seller and you know that your money is safe. They have a great dispute method as well and if you are unhappy with the service or item then they help you and the other party to work through the problem.
Most recently I have been looking for a wedding dress to buy on ebay, and although some are UK businesses you can also get them from businesses based in China, I initially thought this to be a lot of hassle, but when speaking to a friend who had bought a similar dress from one of the companies, told me that the service she received was excellent and the quality of the dress etc was brilliant, its given me the urge to give them a go.
Ebay have also recently started rewarding their users by giving them ebay points, for every pound you spend you gain 1 ebay point and every 3 months or so ebay allow you to use the points to buy items etc.
It can be a daunting experience buying and selling online, but this is a great way to grab yourself a bargain and you really can find almost anything you want on there. If, like me, you are impatient and you hate waiting you can also buy items straightaway if given that option.
The best way to get a great deal is to watch the item and when it is near to the end make a bid, that way you are not bumping up the price.
I would say the site is a great way to shop and an easy way to make money.
Summary: Easy, safe way to shop online
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