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Fashion Basics: How To Shop For Clothes On Ebay

With everyone feeling the brunt of the effects of the economic crisis, we’d choose to save rather than spend money on luxurious items. When it comes to clothing, there are trendy yet inexpensive alternatives that can be bought from popular stores such as Forever 21, Ross or TJ Maxx. With the advent of online shopping, we see numerous items being sold online, and they also include expensive, luxurious items. With just a touch of a button, you can purchase these items at just a fraction of the cost.

Ebay is one of those online shops where you can buy all sorts of things that are way cheaper than the original price. From designer bags and shoes to luxurious clothes and accessories, this site is what we all call the virtual haven for bargain hunters. Here are some tips that can help you shop for good clothes on Ebay.


1. Know What You Are Looking For

Online shopping is just as daunting as shopping in department stores. It is a virtual jungle. Before looking at the various choices online, you must know what you are looking for. If you are looking for scarves, look for a particular brand that you like and then look for it in the search box. You will then see a lot of results that will lead you to different options and prices. Specify your search so that the results will be narrowed down to your preferences.

2. Do Your Research

If you are looking for a particular clothing item or a particular brand, you must have a frame of reference. Clothes are difficult to authenticate since they come and go as quickly as seasons do, so it will be difficult to know if they are real or not. However, you can have your own method of authenticating things. One way to do that is to go to your favorite store, familiarize yourself with the details and the kind of materials they use. In that way, you will be able to get an idea with the kind of items you are planning to buy.

3. Check the Description Box

Items on Ebay come with a description. You may find the price, the sizes, the brand name and the kind of material it is made out of. Size is important, so it is always a must to email the seller for the measurements, especially if they aren’t available. Ask for a shoulder to shoulder measurement, the bust size and the total length of the item. It will definitely be such a bummer if you have bought a particular item but in a wrong size.

4.  Search For The Price History

If you have found a particular item that you like, check its price history. For example, if you want to get a Burberry trench coat on Ebay, try to search and see its average price by either going to the store itself or going online. In that way, you will be able to know how much discount you will be getting.

5. Check The Seller’s History

In sites like Ebay, you get two kinds of sellers: personal sellers, such as the ones who are selling something from their own collection, and small businesses who sell secondhand items. If you want to make sure that this particular seller is legitimate, check their feedback form. If there is a positive feedback, then most likely, the seller can be trusted with the type of products they sell.

6. Avoid Buying Jeans

If you want to buy high-end jeans on Ebay, chances are, there are will be  a lot of counterfeits that it will be so difficult to authenticate. It’s better to avoid buying them there because chances are you may be getting your hands on a fake item.

Before even clicking that mouse, consider these tips first so that you will have a better chance at getting a good item. Being wise with your choices is better than spending a whole lot of savings on something that is just not worth it.


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