BUY LOW > eBay Coupon & Discount Directory
Finding eBay's coupon's and other hidden-discounts
Simple-ways buyers get big or little discounts, buying the unique treasures found worldwide, on eBay.
- Hidden Discounts
- The Soft Lowball
- Price Research Links
- How To Get Free Appraisals
- How To Find Reputable Experts
Some buyers get really-big discounts on eBay, without a coupon. Simply by asking for lower-prices through eBay's Best-Offer listings.
Best-Offers also let you do some online haggling. Because the seller can either accept your offer, reject it, or make a counteroffer.
In extreme-cases we found some buyers getting more than 50%-off asking prices on substantial buys. We featured them in the 3-minute video below.
It should be noted that we're just looking at prices here. Particularly price reductions, not values.
If a buyer gets a seller to cut their price by half on a $1,000 item. Paying $500, then later finding it's worth $250, is not a good value.
And, while it may seem that you get to make-up your own eBay coupon, at a discount you decide, it's still a gamble.
Because you really don't know whether a seller will accept your offer, counter-offer, or get angry because they thought you offered too little.
50% discounts are not typical. it was not too hard to find a handful of examples, within an hour of research, multiple times.
We have no knowledge of the motivation behind the sellers discounts. They may have overpriced, and a buyer convinced them to accept a reasonable price. Or, perhaps they got tired of sitting on an unsold item, and the offer motivated them to cash out. We can only guess.
Whatever happened, we can say with certainty a substantial discount was given on the original asking price. And in every case it was given through eBay's Best-Offer process.
So, we've put together a list of 3-ways you may be able to increase your odds of getting substantial discounts on eBay. If you have a success story, we'd love to hear about it!
2 > NON-OFFENSIVE LOW OFFERS
If you're planning to make a really-low offer, experts recommend advance strategies, to help reduce the likelihood of offending the seller.
Real estate investor Brandon Turner, from Bigger Pockets, does an excellent job explaining a process he uses, in the video below.
In Brandon's trade, he talks directly with sellers. For eBay, you'll need to find ways to creatively adapt his methods to messaging, unless a seller has a phone number in their listing.
3 > EXPIRING ITEMS
While it doesn't apply to every seller, research indicates, sellers are often motivated to discount their prices, by the passing of time.
Meaning, the longer their item sits, unsold. The more likely they'll be willing to lower its price, if someone makes an offer.
This means the average seller may reach their peak-level of willingness to discount their prices, just as their eBay ad is on the verge of expiring.
Our Free Expiring Search Tool sifts through millions of items on eBay, to find any item you want, on the verge of expiring.
The results only show Best-Offer items, so you can make discounted offers, to sellers who may be motivated to take them.
If you would like to be notified about more stories like this, please sign up for our free newsletter, or follow us on social media.
- FREE - Newsletter & Treasure Alerts