Tips for Quickly Finding the Best Prices on eBay


eBay actually makes it quite easy for shoppers to find the best prices on exactly the items they want. Even better, it only takes a few minutes to do so. There are millions of items listed on the eBay websites at any given time, but this need not be overwhelming to those who shop on the site. The following tips will help you to find what you are looking for within seconds, and then locate the lowest price.

To start with, a small paragraph about deals in general. If you are shopping for a birthday, Christmas, or some other type of gift and do not have a specific item in mind, check out eBay Daily Deals. You can link to the Daily Deals page from the homepage. Just click on the link and you will see the best deals of the day, all presented on one page. These are divided by category, and you can click ‘Load More’ to open the full list of each category. The deals are always changing, so there is always something new to see on this page.

Now, for specific items, you likely already know to enter the item name into the eBay search bar. If you are searching for a popular item, or enter too general of a search time, you’re likely to be presented with thousands of results. It may be possible to be more specific in your search to reduce the number of results. For example, instead of searching for ‘shoes’ you could search for ‘Nike shoes size 7’. The more specific you are in your search, the better the results will be.

Once you have the results, the next decision will be to either view all results, or view only eBay action-style listings or only Buy It Now listings. If you do not care for the bidding process, and wish to simply make a direct purchase, select the tab for Buy It Now. This will only show you items that can be purchased directly. Bidding may still be an option for these items, but a purchase trumps bidding and will close the listing as soon as the purchase is completed.

Lastly, click on the drop down tab at the top of the list. Change the setting to ‘price + shipping: low to high’. This will show you the item you have searched for, staring with the lowest price (shipping cost included). This is simply the easiest way to find the lowest price on any and all items that you search for on eBay. Whether you are in the market for candles or a car, these tips will allow you to locate the best bargains within mere minutes.