How To Use Local Search will filter results that are available to pick up, near you, show the distance to travel, and a map of the seller’s zip code. Just click the picture and you will be taken to the listing on eBay. If you are looking for something specific, type it into the keyword box on the left.

In most cases, using the local search tool will lead to a significant savings because you don’t have to pay for postage and there is less competition in bidding on local items.

Lets look at an example:

We type in our zip code in the local search and see this comfy chair show up in the results.

We know this chair has zero bids. It is listed for £70.00. It can be picked up for free. The time left to bid is 10 minutes. It is 5 miles from the zip we entered. If you click on “map to N1***” it will take you to a map between the zip codes.

When we click on the chair it takes us to the eBay page listing:

Here we see the bidding ends in 3 minutes and 10 seconds. The seller says you can pick up the chair in person for free.The starting bid is £70.00 but if you wanted to buy now it would be £150. With only 3 minutes left it is a safe bet to put in the minimum bid for £70.00 and that would be the price you pay for the chair!

Misspelled Search

Sometimes a seller will misspell the item they are selling. The item won’t show up in search results, won’t receive as many bids and will therefore go for very cheap. Be sure to spell your search term correctly.

Our custom search will look through all of eBay for similarly misspelled words to find you hidden deals. Please be sure to spell your search term correctly.

Hint: Try looking for brand names like Nintendo, Louis Vuitton, Calvin Klein, etc.

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