Updated on December 13, 2016
How To Shop On Ebay
EBay is one of the largest online markets with several thousands of items being sold every day. It is one of the most popular online sites out there and offers convenience to its customers by displaying all the costs that need to be covered to purchase the item up front contrary to many sites hiding certain charges until the very end to try to trick the customers into buying the item with the assumption of it being cheaper than what it actually is. Here are some tips that can help you shop on eBay.
Review the seller
Most sellers come with a rating which is given by previous customers who have dealt with the seller. There may also be customer feedback which will give an indication of the positives and negatives of the seller. Things like prompt reply and quick shipment are key traits that you should look for in a seller.
Used or brand new
One key factor about shopping in eBay is that there are also used items put up for sale. The used items are usually bid for in an auction whereas the new items may be readily available for purchase. When looking for an item that has an appealing price, always check to see if they will ship it out to your country as some shipping companies in Iraq are area restricted. If the item you are interested in is used, then read the product description carefully as it will give an idea about the condition of the item.
If you are living outside the country that the item is being delivered from, then most likely it will have to go through the customs clearing agents. If you are ordering an electronic item or any other that is taxable, then most likely your item could get held up in the customs office where you will have to pay a fee to obtain the item. To overcome this you could try to request the seller to pack your item as a gift to reduce the chances of it being held up before delivery. Read this article to find out more about the team of logistic experts that offer the full package of solutions.
Upon receiving your product, try to leave a feedback on the seller regarding your satisfaction of the service and the item sold. This could prove invaluable to future buyers from that seller. Leave a rating and also a brief review of the seller regarding how well he communicated with you and whether or not he provided timely responses.
The following guidelines should give you a basic understanding of shopping on eBay. A similar procedure is followed on the other popular online shopping site Amazon.