Almost everyone who buys and sells things has heard of eBay. It’s an international online shopping marketplace that has become something of an institution since its start up in 1995. Most people will know someone who buys and sells on eBay but perhaps not everyone has taken a close enough look to understand how huge the whole enterprise is. There are millions of items for sale worldwide on a daily basis from old, second hand and brand new.
eBay is a place to buy and sell almost anything, from a single wooden bead to cars, yachts, luxury goods and property. Old, collectible, antique and brand new items are sold every day in their millions by individual members of the public to major global retailers. But the company doesn’t actually sell anything itself. Everything that is sold on eBay is through a third party who maintains an eBay account that costs nothing to set up. eBay takes a fee which is a small percentage of what each account holder makes through selling each item, either at a fixed price or auction. Account holders are offered a number of free listings each month, and the fees to list additional items are minimal. It costs eBay buyers nothing when they make a purchase and eBay has built in measures to ensure that buyers and sellers are protected from fraudulent transactions. There’s a system of feedback where buyers can leave positive and negative comments about sellers and vice versa.
One of the great things about eBay is that it makes it possible for people in developing areas and countries to trade without having to pay anything until they have made a sale. And because of the vast competition to sell prices are kept as low as possible meaning there are some great deals and offers for the buyer. Below we take a closer look at some of those deals and offers that make online shopping a great way to get a bargain.
A PS4 slim console and three new games for £239.99. And it won’t cost you anything to get it delivered. There’s the ‘click and collect’ option that means you can pick it up from a store close to you.
This little gadget gives you access to a huge selection of movies, TV shows, box sets, music and other goodies. All you need is an Amazon Prime account and a Fire Stick. You can even store photos. All for this offer price of £24.95 which is £10.00 below the usual rrp.
Peter Jackson’s epic 3 movie adaptation of Tolkien’s classic – for £3.99. The Theatrical Cut of all 3 on DVD for less than the usual price of 1 and free postage. Got to be the best deal for a dvd movie series around at the moment.
Quite a mouthful and not everyone’s idea of a fun purchase, but most people can’t be without a hair dryer. This one is below usual price at £18.99 and postage is free with delivery expected in only a couple of days.
An essential for any kitchen, this 20litre capacity machine has plenty of power and room for most needs. Coming in at £44.99 it’s under normal rrp and can be collected from your local Argos at no charge or delivery will be £3.95.