How to Find "Or Best Offer" Items on eBay

by C. Taylor
EBay's Best Offer feature lets buyers choose what they're willing to pay.

EBay's Best Offer feature lets buyers choose what they're willing to pay.

According to eBay, buyers who use the Best Offer feature pay 33 percent less on average than buyers who purchase fixed-price listings. These savings potentially come after you offer a lower price than is listed for an eBay item, thereby initiating a negotiation with the seller. If you want to capitalize on these savings, you first need to locate applicable products. EBay offers two ways of accomplishing this: you can use the Advanced Search feature, or you can choose one of the filters on the search results page.

Advanced Search

1

Log in to your eBay account and click "Advanced," located to the right of the "Search" button.

2

Enter you search terms in the top "Enter Keywords or Item Number" field.

3

Check "Best Offer" in the Show Results section.

4

Click "Search" to display only auctions that match your search terms and also include the Best Offer option.

Search Filters

1

Log in to your eBay account.

2

Enter a search term in the top search field and click "Search."

3

Click "More Refinements" from the bottom of the left panel to open a filter window. Alternatively, check "Best Offer" from the left panel's Show Only section, if that option is visible; doing so automatically filters the results to only display listings with the Best Offer option.

4

Click "Show Only" from the filter window's left panel, check "Accepts Best Offer" and click "Go." Results are then filtered to only include listings with the Best Offer option.

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