I LOVE FAT FINGERS! Now that you got the “that’s what she said!” joke out of your system I want you to listen up and listen good. If there is one thing that you need to know to survive in 2015 it is that texting culture is driving us back into the dark ages of literacy. People are posting misspelled items every day, some so horrific that you may need to just bang on your keyboard for a while to find them. Fat Fingers compiles all of these into one place in order for you to benefit from others’ mistakes.
Shop at 2 a.m.
This is inconvenient at best, but it is a surefire way to save a few bucks. Inevitably there are people who post items at weird times when a majority of the population is sleeping. If you are diligent – or crazy – enough to stay up you will find some great deals uncontested by the sane people.
I sell a lot of stuff on eBay so I have been privy to all sorts of questions, comments, and odd requests. One request that struck me as particularly brilliant was an individual who offered me my original asking price for an item that I had in a lot. I quickly agreed to the deal because I got the lowest asking price I wanted plus I got to re-list the rest of the lot for even more profit. The individual I sold the single piece to probably scored a great deal since they were able to cherry pick one piece out of a lot. You can also use eBay’s “Best Offer” tool to see if the seller will take a lower price. The moral to this story is that you never know unless you ask and asking may get you a deal.
It takes a lot of diligence, but this may be the best way to get the best price on eBay. Places like Last Minute Auction and BayCrazy are designed to show you items that are ending within the hour which don’t have any bids on them. Most of the time there is a reason why something doesn’t have a bid -ridiculous shipping or just a crappy item are the two main reasons – but every once in a while you will find a gem that has been completely missed by the masses.
Pull the Trigger
You are not the only one reading this list and others like it to find out how you can get the best price on eBay which means that these deals do not last long. If you see a deal that you think is an actual deal don’t be afraid to pull the trigger. The worst case scenario is that you have to resell it yourself. I like to use the buy it now function and look for items which are grossly under priced because the seller doesn’t know the value of what they are selling; when you do this be dually aware of the shipping as that may be where the seller is trying to recoup their money from such a low listing.