Useful eBay Shopping Tools
Add eBay to Your Browser
If you're a heavy eBay user and you're not using any of eBay's web browser add-on tools, don't put it off any further. These tools, for both Internet Explorer and Firefox, save you time and effort while streamlining your eBay experience.
Using Custom Search Options
When you want to narrow your search results using criteria like price, auction duration, or distance to your home, use the custom search options located on eBay's search results pages.
Shop and Sell Better with RSS
If you're not using eBay's RSS feeds, you're missing a world of opportunity, from finding great deals through selling automatically to interest communities and through Twitter. Find out how to take advantage of eBay's RSS features.
Using eBay Product Finders
When you're searching for an item to bid on but you have very specific criteria or minimum product requirements in mind, the eBay search box and category browsing system aren't always up to the task. That's where eBay product finders come in.
Monitoring Listings and Saving Searches
Use features of the eBay website to save your searches and your finds, and even to watch them for you.
Getting Notifications by Text Message or IM
When you're tired of having to check your email or go to the eBay website to find out about the status of your auctions, consider setting up text message (SMS) or instant message (IM) notification for your eBay account.
Bid on Items, Not Auctions
Ever wish you could bid on a whole group of items since you're willing to buy any of them? In the past, you couldn't do this without the potential for being responsible for more than one purchase in the end. Now, with Bid Assistant, you can tell eBay, "I'll take any one of the following."
Banking With eBay and PayPal
If you sometimes find yourself wishing that accessing your PayPal balance was a more convenient than it seems to be, you may be a good candidate for the PayPal debit card.
Shop Locally on eBay
Sometimes you don't want to have your purchase shipped to you from heaven-knows-where. Sometimes you just want to find whatever-you-want in stock somewhere near you and go buy it, the sooner the better. eBay Local Shopping can help you to do just that.