Perhaps the world's best-known internet auction site, eBay is the home of great prices on pretty much anything that shoppers could wish to find. From designer clothing to second-hand bargains and from hard-to-find books to rare collectibles, eBay is a one-stop shop for all kinds of interesting purchases.
Free UK Delivery
Many of the items on the Ebay site are delivered for free. However, this doesn’t always make them the best option. Before you place an order, compare the prices of items between different retailers. Sometimes it could work out cheaper to go with a merchant who offers free delivery, but sometimes you get better value for money by snapping up the item for less and paying extra for delivery.
If you haven’t got time to check the ‘Great Deals & Gifts’ page every day, save time by subscribing to the daily deals newsletter. This promotional email is sent out once each day with the most incredible deals which have been selected because of their original low price or because they’re on special offer. You can opt out of the mailing list any time you like by clicking on the ‘unsubscribe’ link found at the bottom of each Ebay email.
Follow Ebay Online
If you love a deal, follow Ebay via Facebook. They usually release a seriously good voucher code around Christmas time. Last year it was £50 off a £200 spend, which was fantastic for those waiting to by a new Xbox or Ipad.
Money Back Guarantee
As long as you pay with PayPal, thanks to Ebay’s money back guarantee, buying from the online marketplace is almost entirely risk-free. The guarantee is very simple – Ebay guarantees that you get the item that you ordered when you pay with PayPal or your money back. A PayPal account is totally free to set up and there are no ongoing fees for having an account. So even if you were planning on paying for your order with a debit card, it’s definitely worth setting up a PayPal account and using it to pay for your order so that you qualify for the money back guarantee.