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After seeing how to use and install three of the most important apps that you must have in the US, today we will see another app that is fellow friendly in terms of prices.
You must have heard of Ebay before back home, you may know that it is an app/website similar to Amazon, and that it is dedicated to buy things on the net, but you probably didn’t try it out and don’t know what’s the difference between Ebay and the other shopping apps.
Difference between Ebay and the rest of shopping apps:
As per Investopedia, “The greatest difference between eBay and Amazon is the business model under which each company operates. EBay is an auction house, and the company simply facilitates the sale of goods between third-party buyers and sellers. … Amazon operates as a retail outlet, providing customers with fixed prices on all products.” Do you know what this means, third party sellers includes anyone who has anything to seel, including you, in other words prices can be very cheap and you may find good deals for used products.
How to install Ebay:
Please click on the following links or search on Ebay on Google Play store, or Apple’s App Store:
Apple iOS: https://itunes.apple.com/us/developer/ebay-inc/id282614219
How to set up Ebay:
For Ebay set up, you need to open the app and create a profile by adding your email address and a password among other information, such as your full name, your address, your phone number, Credit card details..ect
Once you have finished creating your profile, Ebay will send you a confirmation email, you will need to click on the link provided to confirm your email address. After doing so, you will be redirected to tha app. Congrats you are all set now, all you need to know is how to use Ebay.
How to use Ebay:
If you have used Amazon or any purshasing app before, Ebay is very similar, but in this blog we will assume that you have never used any of these appas before:
1- Click on Ebay app to open it.
2- On the top of the app you will find a magnifiying glass with a space to write some text “Search for anything”, lets say for instance that you want to buy a phone. All you need to know is to write phone and press enter or touch the magnifying glass.
3- Ebay will give you a lot of results, but wait don’t rush! you will need to refine your search first in order to do so, follow these steps:
A) Select Filter, and choose free delivery, free delivery means that the seller will pay for the delivery fee, so the price you will see next to an item, in this case the phone is actually the price you will be paying.
B) Check returns accepted and free returns preferably, this means that in case you have received an item and you ended up not liking it or you changed your mind or it was a used item and it wasn’t working, you will be able to return in back to the seller and they will return back your money, this is guaranteed from Ebay.
C) Price range, let’s say that your budget for the phone is $50, in this case and in order to avoid phones with prices greater than this amount, simply cap your price to $50 by adding a minumum and a maximum price, usually put $1 to $50 or let’s say $30 to $50 as if you put a very small minimum price it will give you a lot of results of accessories.
D) You can also refine by brand or operating system, color …etc
4) Once you have refined your search, browse all the items, make sure you read the description of each of them as some may be used, some may be broken, some maybe just a box and not an actual phone. Once you made your selection, select Buy it now, if you have decided to buy the item, or Add to cart if you are willing to buy it later.
Important: Unlike Amazon, some of the items on Ebay are limited in stocks, in other words, putting an item in Cart may not guarantee that you will find it available for a long time especially if it is a good deal, hence it’s up to you, rushing is also not good. Also it’s a good idea to send a message to the seller to ask further questions if the descreption ins’t complete.
5) Once you click on buy it now, you will get to another screen where you can choose the color and quantity and confirm the payment.
6) After confirming payment you will get a confirmation email, with all the product details and purchase details with the estimated delivery date. The app will notify you when the item is delivered.
7) After waiting for so long, your profuct will arrive, or maybe you will miss it and be provided on instructions on how to get it (usually when a package misses you, it will go to the nearest USPS office) open the package and make sure it is working properly.
Congrats you now know how to use Ebay and make a lot of savings.