Using Craigslist and Ebay

The following Everyday Savings Tip comes from, Chrissy:

I try to check Craigslist and Ebay before buying most items. For example, I wanted to buy an Entertainment book and it is $10 less on Ebay with free shipping. I also check the sites for gift cards to see if I can get them at a discount before making a purchase. Often you can get a $25 gift card for $20.

I also found a great deal on a Power Wheels 4 wheeler for my son for Christmas on Craigslist and he loves it…and I love that it was a fraction the cost of a brand new one!

I have talked about purchasing discounted gift cards before. And what a savvy tip for purchasing the Entertainment Book (gotta get one every year!). As with anything online, make sure you can find as much information about the seller in advance. And with Craigslist, never pick up anything by yourself :)

What other non-traditional shopping tips do you use?
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by Savings Lifestyle: Andrea on February 04, 2012


  • Jessica - February 05, 2012 @ 3:15 pm

    What gift card websites do you recogmend?

  • Jessica - February 05, 2012 @ 9:52 pm

    Thank you! I’ve been really interested in trying this but never knew anyone who has done it before. I wasn’t sure which ones would really work.

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