Monday, July 23, 2007

eBay 101: Favorite Searches

Whenever people comment on my outfit or an accessory and I say, "I got in on eBay," they often ask me how I manage to find all the stuff I find.

One easy way to locate cool fashion bargains on eBay is to set up some favorite searches. For example, say I'm interested in skirts from Anthropologie in size 6. Note: Skirts are much safer to buy from an eBay auction than pants. It's really hard to gage how pants will fit from measurements given in an auction description unless it's something you've tried on in the store or you know the line really really well. But with a skirt, you just need to know your waist measurement and have an inkling of the styles that work on you, and you're good.

Back to the point. So I get on eBay, and type "Anthropologie skirt 6" and click on search. When the results come up, the top of the page will say, "38 items found for Anthropologie skirt 6," followed by "Save this search." Click on "Save this search" and you'll get a box with a few choices. The default is "Email me daily when new items match my search for 6 months."
And your friend eBay will do just that.

So every morning as I eat my breakfast I check my Hotmail for what's new with all my saved searches. I can breeze through a dozen of them over a bowl of oatmeal. I click on the ones that interest me, and save them in My eBay. Later I'll see what auctions end today and read the description carefully to decide whether I want to bid.

So simple; so easy. eBay is genius.

eBay 101 is an ongoing series.

1 comment:

weddingdressesanglew said...

Thanks for sharing this with all of us. Every girl has her most beautiful moment in the life just when you wear your own wedding dresses in your wedding.You can visit our wedding dress shop.Cheap wedding dresses have good quality. You can find ball gown wedding dresses,mother of the bride dresses,mermaid wedding dresses,flower girl dresses,strapless wedding dresses,a line wedding dresses,plus size wedding dresses,column wedding dresses,beach wedding dresses,empire wedding dresses,tea length wedding dresses,bridesmaid dresses,cocktail dresses,evening dresses,prom dresses your dream. Get your wedding dress in our bridal shop. Finally,I hope you have a happy wedding.