If you’re looking to buy your stroller online using sites such as eBay. So if you’ve got an eBay account, here are some handy tricks to help you secure the best deal: –
Search local / collection deals
If you’re familiar with eBay then you might have seen the ‘collection only’ option during checkout. A lot of sellers use this option to save themselves the hassle of shipping and postage costs.
However, use this option to your advantage as the seller straight away limits his market making it great news for you to grab a bargain, go under the asking price and send them an offer.
You can search for items within a given radius of your location or postcode and then refine the search results by ‘collect in person’ and ‘free postage’ in the advanced search options. This is a great way to find a deal locally and cut out the shipping costs.
If you are unable to pick up the stroller, consider getting a courier to do this for you, It’s surprisingly affordable. Or even better ask a friend to help you out!
Find items with typos in the title
Take advantage of sites such as BargainChecker.com or Goofbid.com to search for spelling mistakes on eBay for your desired stroller.
If you’re after a specific model of stroller it’s worth checking these sites to see if there are any results, as they will be less visible in eBay’s search results and therefore they will have less competition during the auction.
So chances are the seller won’t have many people watching or viewing their listing, so consider putting in a cheeky offer!
Beat competition at the last second
When you have found the perfect stroller you like, hold off bidding straight away. The earlier the bidding war begins, the more time there is for people to outbid each other and hike the price up.
What you should do is use a snipping tool like Goofbid.com or Gixen, these tools are awesome.
They will automatically place the bid for you at the last second, hopefully so late that you win your dream stroller and no one else has a chance to outbid you.
Get smart with your maximum bid
Get creative when setting your maximum bid. For example, if you’re willing to pay $100 for your stroller, chances are a lot of other people are too, meaning you stand less chance of winning.
Therefore, try setting your bid at $100.05, that extra 5 cents could be the difference between winning and losing the auction.
Always read the description
Sellers entering inaccurate headings and prices to their listings is pretty common on eBay, it happens more than you’d think.
Therefore, always double-check the listings is correct and read the description carefully. If your stroller is going for a crazy low price then check its the correct model, or it’s not an accessory your bidding on and check the quality of the stroller.
However, you can get lucky. If everything is looking good but the price is low, just buy it anyway, they might honor the deal, happy days!