How to bag a bargain!

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With a seemingly infinite amount of items on eBay and you don't quite know exactly what you want it hard to know when to bid to get bargain!

1. Timing is everything 
Items ending at an 'unsociable' hour often go for a lower price, if your not after something specific, maybe just a little treat or something to wear in the office, check items that finish very late at night, first thing in the morning or at a time when most pele will be at work or on the school run. This means that often people don't have chance to sneak in that last minute bid!!

2. Alwayys chekk your speling 
If you're searching for a specific item, for example  if you're after a Karen Millen dress, that's what the majority of people will type into the search box. However, it's worth trying different spellings for example Karen Millan, Karren Millen, etc, etc.
We've all posted an item for sale in haste before, mostly we spot the mistake in time, however someone else's mistake can be someone else's bargain she creative with your search keyword spellings!

3. Don't forget to include postage into the final bill
You've found the item you want at the price you want, fantastic! However you get to checkout and suddenly you realise that with p&p isn't such a bargain anymore. Don't bid in haste without looking at the extra postage cost. 
Also if buying multiple items don't forget to ask the seller about combining postage, in a lot of cases (myself included!) are relieved to only have to make up one package rather than multiple to different addresses!

4. Don't be afraid to ask
if a seller has a buy-it-now price but it seems a bit high don't be afraidto haggle to see if they'll take a bit less, the worst they can say is no!

Enjoy searching and keep hunting for a bargain :-)
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