Whether scoring a Buy It Now item or waging a bidding war, these strategies can help eBay shoppers score the best deals on coveted items at the right prices.

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Buying stuff on eBay sounds simple. Set up a PayPal account, check out the offers, and purchase the items you want. But there are specific strategies you should follow if you want to get items at the right prices, lower the cost on Buy It Now listings, and be the winning bidder on fast-paced auctions.

I’ll assume you’ve set up a PayPal account and are ready to dive in for some good deals on eBay. Whether you’ve already dipped your toes into the waters of eBay shopping or haven’t yet taken the plunge, these tips should help you better navigate eBay’s marketplace.

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