Isn’t it interesting that one of the top online searches often relates to the word cheap? I can’t help but wondering when we enter this phrase what do we expect to be greeted by? A cheap looking site? The cheapest price? Or are we looking for value for money?
So how does a merchant acquire goods that are available at the cheapest price? They can use buying power, that is the bigger the volume they order the greater the discount. This is how operators like Walmart operate.
Alternatively they can buy in bulk and sell via the internet. This means they have little in the way of overheads and can offer cheaper prices than their main street competitors.
The challenge for us as consumers is tracking down the cheapest price when we have the whole of the USA market from which to choose.
Now let’s be honest here for a moment cheap can often mean just that, cheap merchandise, cheap service, cheap quality. So how can we get a great quality product at the lowest possible price?
The answer is pretty simple and that is to turn to the used or pre-owned market. And perhaps, the best way to access this is through Craigs list or eBay. My preference is eBay and some of it’s specialist affiliate stores such as Cheap Kayaks, Cheap Strollers & Cheap Uggs Boots.
At stores such as these you can find offers on all the big brand names and many new as well as used items. You can reduce the risk of purchasing a dud by checking out seller feedback and because of the slight increase in perceived risk of buying from a person rather than a big name store the price reduces accordingly.
Coming back to my starting point I believe we are looking for the best value for money and eBay and it’s affiliate sites provide a great way to access a vast selection of superb value big brand name merchandise. In these troubled times sites such as those mentioned above deliver exceptional savings with minimal downside risk.