Most “ways” you see online to get free stuff on eBay don’t work and are sometimes just pointless attempts to try and scam sellers. If you want to get free stuff from eBay then you just have to use a bit of common sense and not expect to hack the system.
Here are 3 simple ways to do this:
Hunt for seller’s recently failed auctions. If the auction was selling something for dirt cheap (e.g. $1), they might have just been hoping to get rid of the item. Message them and offer to pay for postage. You might just get the item for free!
To find recently failed auctions, use the advanced search feature
, type in an item you want, and then make sure to tick these boxes before clicking Search:
- “Listings ending within 1 hour”
- “Show items priced from $0 to $5”
Wait for the auction to end and then contact the seller ASAP if they got no bids.
Ever really looked at the screen name of a seller on eBay or checked out their profile? Oftentimes their name or profile will give away their hobbies and interests. If you have stuff you don’t use related to their interests, why not message them asking if you could do a straight swap in return for what they’re selling that interests you?
Not only will you get rid of stuff you don’t need but you might get free items!
There are new sellers on eBay who are eager to start earning a good reputation so that they can start selling a lot more frequently or start selling high ticket items. Some sellers will start auctions with the express purpose of giving away free items in exchange for a good review.