2. Select the price limit and enter your postcode and distance to seller for local items.

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3. Now see what is available under Collectables

 

Tips for best bargains

Here are a few of our top tips to get the best results and deals on ebay using our website.

The default settings for your selection of Collectables, are items for 99p or less, Auction only, UK items, in ending soonest order, however you may wish to refine your search with a higher limit, distance or additional options.

Don't forget to enter your postcode to obtain results by distance.

Once you are happy with the options click the OPEN EBAY PAGE button and the ebay results will open in a new tab.

When buying Collectables, consider the following:

Selecting "on ebay UK" will include overseas suppliers where the delivery charges are often many times the sale price, so watch the cost.

Items can be cheaper from local sellers, as delivery/collection costs could be high especially with heavy items. There will also be less competition on "collection only" items. Click here to go to the Collection only search page.

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Additional Tips

Collectables

There are several additional options you can use to refine the results to find the deal you are looking for.

First try the Sub Categories List

Advertising

Animals

Animation

Autographs

Badges/ Patches

Bottles/ Pots

Breweriana

Casino

Cigarette/ Tea/ Gum Cards

Clocks

Decorative Ornaments/ Plates

Disneyana

Ethnographic

Fantasy/ Myth/ Magic

Flags

Household

Jukeboxes

Keyrings

Kitchenalia

Masonic

Memorabilia

Metalware

Militaria

Moneyboxes/ Piggy Banks

Paper & Ephemera

Pens & Writing Equipment

Phone Cards

Photographic Images

Postcards

Radio/ Television/ Telephony

Religion/ Spirituality

Rocks/ Fossils/ Minerals

Royalty

Science Fiction

Scientific

Sewing/ Fabric/ Textiles

Theatre/ Opera/ Ballet

Tobacciana/ Smoking

Tools & Hardware

Trading Cards/ CCG

Trains/ Railway Models

Transportation

Vanity/ Perfume/ Grooming

Vintage/ Retro

Weird Stuff

Other Collectables

Google - A Google search for a specific item could also give an insight into the value, availability and highlight any problems or things to look out for.

Gumtree - Check other website such as Gumtree to check the prices of Collectables items.

Refine the Results - If there are too many results, on the lefthand side of the page in grey, there are even more options together with the number of items in that selection in brackets().

Timing - Often items are set to end at a number of days after submission and this can be at any time during the day. Watch out for the items that are ending either in the early hours or during the working day. There are fewer people able to surf during the day and the items can often be had for far less than those ending in the evening when the competition is higher.

Check the previous ebay sales for the item - There's a quick way to check an eBay product's market value by looking at those already sold. Open ebay in a new page and fill in the search box and tick 'completed items' on the left-hand grey bar. It'll come up with a list of prices for similar auctions that have ended. Then sort by "price: lowest first". If the price is red, it means no one bought it. Green means it sold.

Remember even at 99p it may not be a good deal, so shop with care (probably will be though).

If you have any tips for other ebay users, please email them to us at tips@99pbids.co.uk so we can include any helpful ideas.

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