Frugal Spotlight: Ebay

I have been an active member of eBay since 2007. I started off selling items on eBay before buying. It was a quick and easy way for me to make money off items I didnt want anymore. Old cell phones, shoes etc. But eBay has proven to be so much more, it is ultimately my second favorite place to shop. Haboring tons of great prices on items that may be way more on another boutique website or in-store. I'm always shopping and when I find an item that I really line online or in a store, I always look the item up on eBay to see if I can purchase the item for a cheaper price. This is almost always possible with eBay  Yes, it may take some digging and patience to look through each page but its totally worth it.

eBay is the breeding ground for many a frugal shopaholics. If you are like us and have clothes and shoes or electronics laying around the house, utilize eBay to sell your items and make some money. Your trash is someone else's treasure. But you should most definitely use eBay to purchase items.

The two best features in the buying aspect of eBay are the "BUY IT NOW" and "FAST AND FREE" features. Buy it Now give you the option to buy the item right then without having to bid and wait for the auction to end. Sometimes you have to compete with other savy shopper which can get annoying but it may afford you the opportunity to get the item for a dirt cheap price. The Fast & Free option shows up on certain items where the seller guarantees that the shipping is FREE and you'll get the item within 3-5 business days, which is great when you want your stuff fast or need it for an event or gift.

As you've probably seen in some of our "Look for LESS" posts, eBay always has a feature because the prices are unbelievably LOW on items that you might otherwise have to pay $100+ for.

Next time your out and see something you like that's out of your budget or just not the price you'd like to pay look it up on eBay or use their mobile app RedLaser where you can scan barcodes and find the best deals on eBay. You wont regret it!


Derria, A Frugal Shopaholic

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