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Buying on eBay -Searching for products -John Harun Mwau , Harun Mwau
Buying on eBay
Searching for products
There are many ways to search for items on eBay. You can browse through the categories provided or use the search box to input specific information. All categories contain further divisions. For instance 'Baby' includes 'Baby Gear,' 'Bathing & Grooming,' 'Nursery Bedding,' and many others. 'Baby Gear' is further divided into 'Baby Backpacks,' 'Baby Carriers & Slings,' etc.
When using the search box to look for items, use specific words to narrow the search. Remember, eBay lists millions of items. The more detail you provide, the better your chances of finding what you want. It is also a good idea to use the search options in the left-hand margin and select preferences such as size, color, brand and cost.
If you need to expand a search, select the "include title and description" check box below the search box and click search again. Only use words like 'and,' 'or' and 'the' if they are a part of the item's title or description; i.e. "Beauty and the Beast."
Next to the search box is the Advanced Search option.
Selecting this link takes you to the Advanced Search screen. Here you will find many more options for creating a search, including searching by location, shipping options, buying format, currency, and more.
Making an offer (Bidding)
Once you have located an item, make sure to read through the fine print. Each buyer and seller on eBay has a Feedback Score. This score tells other members of the eBay community how many transactions that buyer/seller has been involved in and how other members ranked them. It is a good idea to read through what others have to say about a person before you decide to purchase from them.
When you are ready to make your bid, select the Make an Offer button.
On the next screen enter your offer price, which does not include shipping, then select Review Offer.
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