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eBay e-mail alerts service

December 1st, 2009

Want to get a jump on the other eBay buyers?  If so, check out this eBay alerts service website, Ebuyersedge.com.

You can set up very specific eBay searches and save them, so that you’ll receive an e-mail whenever a matching item is listed on eBay. You’ll then have the advantage over other potential buyers, especially for good deals listed as “Buy It Now”s. Still, the service would be effective for auctions as well.

EBuyersedge will also search for, and allow you to save (and receive e-mail alerts about) misspelled listings.

When an item is listed with an important keyword(s) misspelled, most people who would be interested buyers will never see the item.  This gives you a great opportunity to get a good deal, if you can find them. I have seen that some people claim to buy these bargains and then turn around and sell them back on eBay, with correctly spelled titles.  I don’t know about the validity, but it definitely seems possible.  At the least, you should be able to find yourself a good deal if you keep at it and check your e-mail alerts soon after receiving them.

In addition to original term and misspelled listings, the site will also search for  “in description, not in title” listings, and again, and allow you to save them.

I’m not sure how helpful this sort of search is, but people are unpredictable.  A seller could overlook putting main keywords in the title of the listing, but then include them in the description.  That is what this type of search would be good for.

as mentioned above, you can make your saved searches very specific, choosing which eBay category/subcategory to search, defining a minimum and maximum current price for the item, number of bids, words to exclude from resulting items, which eBay site to search (Us, Uk, etc.), and if the item is listed as a “Buy It Now”.

The site even has some popular keywords as links, so that you can click on them to see the results on eBay, and if the search looks promising, you can then just check a box next to it and add it to your Ebuyersedge account.  That makes it a little quicker and easier for you to get started.  From there, you would just look at the results sent to you in the alert e-mails, and then fine-tune your search (add some words to be excluded, etc. etc.).

The site can be very useful and valuable for purchasing agents as well as individuals.  Give it a try and let me know if it helps you to get a great deal on eBay.

an eBay tool to check out

September 7th, 2008

Here is a link to an EBay tool that is being tested right now that looks as though it has a lot of potential to help you get some good deals on eBay:

click here to check it out

It is a unique set up from what I have seen out on the net as far as eBay tools goes. It is a buyer’s tool rather than a seller’s. However, if you do the “eBay arbitrage” thing – buying something on eBay at a cheap price that you can then relist yourself to sell for a profit, then this search tool can help you in that way.

It allows you to save eBay searches and then get notified when there is a listing posted on eBay that matches your search criteria.

There is also an affiliate program that you could join, so that you earn some residual income as well as save money.

The idea is to save you time when initially getting set up using it, but ultimately, for best results you will want to customize your searches even further, which you can do if you register to be a member, which is a very quick process.

When your welcome e-mail is sent to you, you’ll have to confirm your e-mail address so the site will know that you have submitted your correct e-mail address, but that only takes a couple of seconds and initially signing up doesn’t take much more time than that.

Give it a try or at least give it a look to see what you think and see if it can help you.

Now, about the “Tips for Buying on eBay, Getting Deals on eBay” series of posts I have been making – or actually not making, lately.

There have been a few changes at eBay since I started posting the series, and there are more changes coming from eBay. It looks as though they are trying to increase the number of fixed price or “Buy it Now” listings and move away from auctions.

I have seen a couple articles about this speculating why eBay is doing this, figuring that many people do not want to wait for an auction to end to buy what it is they want, they want it now.

I highly doubt that auction going to completely disappear from eBay, I’m curious to see what happens. I am wondering if one of the other smaller auction websites out there will finally step up and actually give eBay some competition.

Complaints from eBay sellers seem to be all over the Internet nowadays, it seems that someone could take advantage of the situation and possibly offer these sellers an alternative, but it has not happened yet and eBay has been upsetting both buyers and sellers for quite awhile now.

I will do a bit more research about that and make a post in the near future, and finish up the other series I started.

In the meantime, I suggest that you check out the link that I posted above and see what you think.

Tips for Buying on eBay, Getting Deals on eBay, Part 8 – eBay Misspellings

July 21st, 2008

In the last article we covered sniping and using an eBay sniping service (Hidbid.com is recommended) to place bids for you.
Once again, we’ll go back to a technique/tool to use when searching eBay – searching for items that have misspellings in the title. Read the rest of this entry »

Tips for Buying on eBay, Getting Deals on eBay, Part 7 – Using an eBay Auction Sniper Service

February 20th, 2008

You’ve found an item that you want to bid on. Instead of placing a bid right away, I strongly recommend that you use a sniping service such as Hidbid.com, to place your bid for you.
What is eBay sniping, what are the benefits of sniping, and what is a sniping service? Read the rest of this entry »

Tips for Buying on eBay, Getting Deals on eBay, Part 6 – Searching eBay, Deal Making

January 26th, 2008

Okay, you’ve found an item that you want, analyzed the listing, asked and received a response to any question(s) that you have, and everything looks good.
Let me sort of step back for a minute and add a couple things that I skipped over in previous articles. Read the rest of this entry »

Tips for Buying on eBay, Getting Deals on eBay, Part 5 Contacting Sellers, A Trick

January 9th, 2008

Okay, in the last article we covered what things to look at when you find an item that you may be interested in bidding on. Such as:
1. Closely reading the item description to know the condition of the item.
2. Look for a refund policy.
3. Check out the feedback of the seller.
4. Item’s availability to you.
5. Shipping cost and insurance.
6. What forms of payment the seller accepts.
Read the rest of this entry »

Tips for Buying on eBay, Getting Deals on eBay, Part 4 Searching eBay, Evaluating a Listing

January 3rd, 2008

Okay, now you are ready to start searching for and buying items that you actually want on eBay.
I am assuming that you know how to do a search on eBay since we’ve already went through how to do an advanced search.
Just type in the keyword(s) for the item that you’re looking for. If there are many listings for your search, you can add words to it to get more specific and narrow down the listing results that are shown. Read the rest of this entry »

Tips for Buying on eBay, Getting Deals on eBay, Part 3 Spoof Emails, Sending Messages

December 28th, 2007

In the last article we covered using PayPal to pay for items and how to build up your feedback rating very quickly.
If you read it, you may have a question such as:
“Why do sellers list items for such a low price, losing money with each item that they list this way?” Read the rest of this entry »