Ebay bidding tips
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- Bid early or late
Look for auctions finishing late at night or early in the morning. There are fewer people bidding then.
- Consider an auction sniper
It'll save you having to stay up late and avoid bidding wars.
- Look for auctions with typos
They attract fewer bids because they can't be easily found. But you knew that already. ;-)
- Don't get stung on postage
Some sellers charge extra on P&P to make up their profits. Check before you bid and factor it in.
- Bid odd numbers
Most people bid familar sounding numbers like 10, 50 or 100. To beat them, bid 10.03, 50.47, 100.01.
- Look for job lots
The seller just wants rid and most people don't want the whole lot. Buy it - sell what you don't need.
- Wait til summer
There's fewer people bidding. Look out for free listing days too - there's more sellers
- Looks too good to be true?
It probably is. Most auctions go fine - but don't let wishful thinking get in the way of common sense.