Save more from eBay and Craigslist

People around the world has chosen the internet for shopping because of the facility and savings that it provides. I am sure you would have heard of the sites eBay and Craigslist and used for shopping. In my pervious articles I have told you about using tools to get discounts on multiple stores like Amazon etc but there are some simple ways from which you can save from eBay and Craigslist. These two websites are in business from a very long time and are still providing the best offers and discounts to its user. In this article I will tell you about some easy tips that you can use to save from these websites.


In our life we have to buy things all the time whether it is food, grocery, furniture, electronics or any other item. Buying things is somehow compulsory but buying new things is not. Why should we pay for the whole price when we can get that item for a less amount? So Craigslist is the solution to your this problem. You can find every type of item you need. This website serves in many ways one is the buying and selling. It is a very safe and secure process and it would be best for you when you will need bulky items that Amazon and other online stores do not sell. You can even buy building material and furniture from craigslist. As it is a free website so that enables it to save a lot of money. There will be no buying and selling fee and all the process will be free. So saving is must here.


Talking about the credibility of craigslist, it is a very safe app but there are some incidents with the seller and buyer that you should be aware of. As you are going one on one with your buyer or seller and you do not know him well so you should take your own safety precautions. Meeting in a public place is obvious! You should pick a public place to meet your buyer or seller for your own personal security and the second thing is that you should contact with your buyer/seller on mobile phone to ensure a level of trust to develop between you and person you are contacting. If you are enable to sell a Car then you can sell any item without any fear.

I have used this site for trading so there are many tips that I want to share with you so that you could make a good deal at craigslist.

Know the Original price

If you want to make a good deal at Craigslist then the first thing you need to do is that you must know the original price of the item you are going to buy or you must look for the price of the item in the same condition from other sources. By this step you will be able to relate the price of the product you are going to buy and if the item you want to buy is on very high price then do not buy that just sit back and wait for another opportunity so that you could make a good deal. An additional tip for you is that never get frightened to ask for additional information and pictures, always ask for it and get your information up to the mark before you buy that item.

Try to Negotiate the Price

The second thing to be done for a good deal is that you must be aware of the fact the prices on Craigslist can be negotiated. If you go to a shopping store to buy an item you want you would have to pay the same because these stores does not show any negotiation for any of the costumers unless you have a coupon. But this is not the case with Craigslist, the prices on this site can be made a little up and down and you can ask for the seller for a little discount or negotiation so that you could get a good deal. Negotiation depends upon you that how much rate you can fluctuate by convincing the person. So test your skills in this regard too so that you could make a better deal.

Be Respectful

Showing some respect to the seller can make your place in his heart and you can make a good deal. While making a deal show some good respect and act professionally to the seller so that you can earn his respect. As by your graceful behavior you could ask him for negotiation and could get it easily.

Act fast

The last and the most important thing to make a good deal is to act fast and quickly while you are making a deal. Many a times you are looking for a good deal and you have to wait for it. Whenever a person post an item to sell that is reasonable for you do not get lazy because there are hundreds of buyers around that can steal your deal. So to get your best deal do not wait and make your decision and calculations quickly so that you could avail that for what you were waiting for.


eBay begin like an auction site and became popular due to this. But now this has not remained as simple as that and now you can buy anything you want on eBay now. Because of this success many retailers has used this website like a 3rd party marketplace. On eBay you can make some good deals by buying from the auctions and there are some buy it now deals too.

If you are looking for little things like a Printer ink or a cell phone or even a car tire you can find it on eBay and can buy it directly from the retailer. The product will be directly shipped to you and it will be a saving of many dollars for you. You could also find these same manufacturers on Amazon and WalMart too. Buying from sites like these has many advantages like you would be saving on free shipping and sales tax and for further savings you can use online tools that will give you cash backs and other free gift cards.

Now let me share you some of the tips that will help you to save money on eBay.

Know the Original Price

Before buying on eBay, you should check the price of the product on other websites because every item on eBay is not as cheap as most of them so to make a good deal make sure you do a bit of research.



Set a Limit to your Spending

Before buying in an auction make sure you are making a good deal by setting up a limit to your final price including the shipping price because most of the time the shipping price is not included in the auction price. So set a limit and add your shipping estimate in to because buying a product for less price could be a good deal but after including the shipping price it could become a worse deal so make sure you make your calculations right.

Make an offer to the seller

You cannot buy anything for free but for savings some dollars and making a good deal some of the sellers allow you to make an offer that how much you can pay to that. So you can make a good deal by offering a sensible amount to the seller.


These were some of tips you could use to make to some good deals that can save you a good amount of dollars. eBay and Craigslist are those sites on which you can buy anything you want so next time you buy a product make sure you compare the prices of both these sites with the other sites so that you could know how much you are saving on the product you are buying.

Do comment in the comment section below and also share your experience of saving on the products that you have bought in the past.

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