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Picking up bargains on eBay - Is it really that easy?

As money becomes ever tighter in the UK economy the need to look around and find those bargains has never been more vital but where do you start? Who can you trust? Is it really worth the bother?

eBay is one of the largest sales platforms in the world and while it has been going for over 10 years now, demand just seems to grow and grow. While more people than ever before are selling items and bidding on auctions there are some real bargains to be found, but you need to be very careful. So how can you protect yourself?

Due to the increasing levels of fraud on eBay, the company has been forced to invest very heavily in additional safety features to compliment the site's unique ratings system which gives everyone the chance to rate a buyer and a seller they have dealt with. However, this has not been enough with fraudulent emails and spyware becoming a very useful element of a fraudster's artillery.

If you are careful, abide by the rules and ensure that you only answer emails and messages from the eBay site you will be fine. You also need to ensure that the person you are buying from has delivered in the past and is trustworthy. There are bargains to be found on everything you could dream of but be careful and ensure you follow the rules.

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