A while back, I wrote an article about the Argos Clearance Store on eBay.
You can read it, if you fancy, by
In that article, I mention that I used to actually work for Argos. At the time, we used
to be told by the bosses that Littlewoods were our second biggest rival.
Everyone assumed they would be number one. See if you can work out who that
title went to. I'll tell you at the bottom of this article!
One thing is for certain, though, and that is that the name 'Littlewoods' has
stood the test of time and their eBay store is immense, offering a mixture of
ladies, men's and kids fashion and footwear from world renowned brands such as
Ugg, DKNY, Nike, Adidas, Diesel and Miss Sixty, through to high street brands
such as Miss Selfridge and Oasis.
They don't just do fashion items, though, they also sell electronic items, such
as Freeview LED TV's, Hi-Fi systems and satellite receivers, as well as cameras
and a bunch of other mixed stuff.
At the time of writing this (March, 2013), they had over 2,300 active listings
and a feedback of 99.7% with feedback totalling over 341,000. That's some
going and gives you, the customer, the security of knowing that you're dealing
with a quality seller!
One of the best things about the Littlewoods Clearance Store on eBay is that
they offer auctions, as well as Buy It Now items. If you're looking for a
bargain, the BIN's are good, but the auctions really can throw up some
P.S. The company I refer to at the start of this article is Boots. We were told
that they were our biggest rivals back then.
Yeah, I was surprised, too...
Another great way of finding cheap eBay bargains is to look for items that haven't had many bids. Just because they haven't received bids, it doesn't mean they aren't any good! Quite often, the item will be poorly described, have a bad photo or just finish at an unsociable time. Use the drop down box below to find items in each category that finish soon and have had 3 bids or less:
And here's a favourite for many....the good old 99p auctions! A lot of people start their auctions at 99p or less, partly because they believe that they'll attract more attention if they do and partly because there are often promotional incentives to do so. The result is a LOT of items sell for a pound or less! Select a section below to see what I mean:
And here's one more trick to use. Type your search term into the box below. Select your postcode and distance you'll travel and get the results. If any of them take your fancy, check the descriptions and if it doesn't say that they'll accept collection in person, ASK THEM.
Not everybody does accept collection, but there is no harm in asking. I've bought plenty of stuff like this and you'll often find you can save a lot by cutting out the postage.
There Are Other Ways Of Finding Cheap Bargains. Try
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A few buying tips:
Only fools rush in - don't grab the first bargain you see...however tempting!
Don't avoid Ebay - if a seller asks you to buy direct, avoid them. You lose all your protection from Ebay.
Pay with PayPal - again, you get extra protection this way.
Read the small print - be SURE that you know what you're buying!
Make sure you can pick the item up - bulky items often need a van and some muscle!
Make sure you can store it - bulk deals sound great, but ever tried fitting a million widgets in your hallway?
Have fun - buying a cheap bargain can be great fun. Enjoy it!
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And don't forget your local GumTree website - a great source of cheap classifieds