Have you ever wondered how identical items can fetch such widely differing prices on eBay? Or why some items fail to receive any bids at all?
Sometimes it is a matter of luck, or just timing - especially for things which are pretty unique or where there are not many buyers.
Many commentators however suggest that it has much more to do with the quality of the item title. With thousands of items listed in each category the search box becomes the buyers best friend and that can in itself present opportunities.
All too often items are listed with spelling mistakes or typos and with millions of lots added to eBay daily this can provide real bargains for the determined eBay bargain hunter.
Buyers for instance may search for a “television" but would not find the several auction lots where the seller listed the item as “telivision" or “televisino". As a consequence the item will probably fail to receive any interest and closes without a bid.
Of course the money saved by finding bargains could be offset if you have to spend many hours trawling through listings searching for misspellings. Now a clever piece of software aims to not only help you find all those misspelt bargains but does it in a matter of seconds! http://www.auctionspeller.com
With no software to download you simply enter the correct spelling and in many cases it returns misspelt bargains instantly. The cost of this useful (multi-country) tool will also come as a pleasant surprise to bargain hunters - it's completely free!
Finding bargains this way should carry a health warning though - it is rather addictive! http://www.auctionspeller.com
Steve Durkin is a Director of Online Merchants Ltd which operates the Auction Lotwatch network of sites. Auction Lotwatch have been providing a selection of free auction tools and information to the online auction community for nearly five years. http://www.auctionlotwatch.com