Leave it late
In standard auctions where the highest bid wins, you will only be driving the price up if you bid early. The trick here is to be brave enough to hold off right until the very last minute. Some sites let you use particular tools that will bid up to a given price for you at the last minute. Alternatively, you can bid your maximum price with just a few seconds left of the auction. That way, you won’t be outbid and you’re likely to get the item for much lower than the price you bid.
Don’t assume this is the cheapest place to buy
The recent trend for buying items in online auctions, whether new or secondhand, seems to have led to a shift away from traditional methods of grabbing a bargain. For example, car boot sales, charity shops and nearly new sales are all great ways … Read the rest