29 Jul TOP TIPS FOR EBAY AUCTIONS
I have had some people very keen to bid on one of my paintings ask for some help and advice about how it all works, so I decided to write from experience some of my top tips to help you all get the best out of what I believe is a great tool and platform to buy and sell from.
Over the years I have worked out my own method (which I think is termed as ‘ebay sniper’) which I use when there is something I really don’t want to miss out on, and it has worked well for me…..
- Start by Saving the listing to your watch list
- I will always decide in advance before the listing ends what I am prepared to enter as my highest bid (for example, I think If I were in a shop what would I be willing to pay?)
- Make a note of the time and date the auction ends and make sure you are available and on the computer 10 mins before, this might mean setting a notification or alarm on your phone in good time. We all use different means to jog our memory.
- Most ebay auctions escalate within the last minute or two, but to be an ebay sniper you need to wait, and keep waiting until the last 15 seconds when it is almost too late and then click the confirm button for your highest bid. This means that you have given it your all and it is also too late for anyone to have time to increase their bid. Keep in mind that even if you are the winner of the auction, you may not be paying your maximum set price, but a price just above the 2nd highest bid in the auction.
I hope this helps. Have fun with it!