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#6:  Don’t be penny wise and pound foolish

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Guide to eBay Buying
Search on eBay several ways
Read the Entire eBay Description
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Learn About the eBay
Do Not Buy Outside of eBay
Use eBay Auction Sniping
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Mr. Thrifty Principle #2: Read the ENTIRE eBay item description

You have found an item that you think you want, the next step is the read the ENTIRE eBay description carefully to make sure it is exactly what you think it is. This is important. Mr. Thrifty sat next to a guy at an LSU-Florida football game who had bought tickets for he and his girlfriend on eBay. Mr. Thrifty asked the guy where his girlfriend was. The guy explained that he bought a “pair” of tickets to the event but did not read the fine print where the eBay seller indicated that the seats were not together. Of course he and his girlfriend did not discover this until they were in the stadium. He got a good deal on the tickets, but Mr. Thrifty is sure the drive home after the game was one spent in icy silence…

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