When it was founded in 1995, eBay revolutionized the way we shop by creating the world's first online marketplace where practically anyone could buy or sell anything. Today, it has 90 million users around the world-and it's not just about auctions anymore. Read on to learn 10 insider secrets on buying and selling on eBay.
1. You don't have to engage in a bidding war to get what you want.
Nearly 60 percent of eBay listings now offer a fixed-price format-just look for the "Buy It Now" logo, which allows you to pay a predetermined price and skip the auction process altogether. You might end up paying a higher price than you would have in the auction, but you're guaranteed to get the item. If the "Buy It Now" price is too high for you, look for a "Best Offer" logo. You submit your best offer, and the seller can accept or decline your suggested price, or even make a counteroffer.
2. You can save up to 90 percent on brand-new, fixed-price items with eBay'sRead More »from 10 Things You Didnâ€™t Know About eBay