EBAY

TechLife Australia - - BARGAIN HUNTER -

Still by far the largest on­line mar­ket­place in Aus­tralia, eBay is full of bar­gains. While you can’t mon­i­tor for price drops ex­actly, a cus­tom saved search can do a sim­i­lar job. Just search for the item you want, then se­lect the price range you are wait­ing for. From there, you can save the search by click­ing the heart icon next to the num­ber of search re­sults. For ex­am­ple, you might want a Chrome­cast Ul­tra for $70, when the cheap­est price is $85. Sim­ply set the max­i­mum price to $70 on the search then save the search. Of­ten, you will need to be spe­cific with search terms to elim­i­nate false re­sults, such as charger ca­bles and so on. It’s also worth se­lect­ing ‘Buy It Now’ to weed out auc­tions and set­ting a min­i­mum price. eBay will then send an email when a prod­uct is listed un­der your tar­get price.

A sim­pler op­tion to do the same job is Auc­tion Sen­sor ( auc­tion­sen­sor.com), which al­lows cus­tom alerts based on price. Hand­ily, it can also fil­ter by Newly Mod­i­fied BuyItNow which makes it eas­ier to tar­get for price drops.

eBay can be hard to mon­i­tor for price drops, but cus­tom searches with tight price lim­its can help find new bar­gains.

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