Has anyone lucked out on ebay?
yestarday I managed to win an xbox 360 on ebay uk for £240. It was core, and included a wireless controller. So core = £210 + wireless controller =£30 = rrp? I was wondering if anyone else has had successes or can offer advice to other people who are still desparate for christmas. I have a few points which I used to get mine.
1) Know your limits - Do not bid over your limits, and you will be able to move on quickly from auction to auction if you lose. Losing isn't too bad, just move on to the next one immediately (that's how I won)
2) Don't look at the picture column, look at the price column - sort by ending soonest and scroll down the price column, looking for a price just under your budget. You can then quickly check if it is what you want (e,g core) and bid.
3) Where is it from? Always check that it will work fully in the country you are in. Note to U.k users, French and German 360's work over here, I know that, because the one I bidded on is french. You can also pick up a bargain by checking only those auctions.
4) Be relentless - Don't just stop when you go to work / school. Any chance you get, whip on ebay and look for one. It is also useful to check ebay at times like teatime and sunday lunch etc...
5) Add them to your ebay page - go through 12 hours worth picking out the auctions that are cheap. Then you can keep an eye on them all whilst checking the pages manually. This can save a lot of time, as you can swap between auctions very quickly.
6) REFRESH IT TO HELL! if you have finally spotted one that you want, keep refeshing. watch it. If it does not have reserve not met, just put in your max budget as your highest bid and let ebay do the rest (thats how I won) If there is a reserve that has not been met, again put in your maximum and keep watching it. If the reserve has just been met, do the same, put in your maximum bid.
After all this hopefully someone may end up better off on ebay, so good luck trying to get one for christmas and...