You might have seen or heard this story before where you go and start looking at different items.
Let’s say you find table and chairs but then there’s like 10 other people that write in and want that same table and chairs or you’re scrolling down and then there’s like this knick-knack of this gnome and then there’s like 50 people that want it.
So how do you get these items that are maybe selling quickly or maybe you just keep missing out on items?
I will share with you some tips but they’re not always going to get you or 100% guaranteed to get you the item.
Make your message clear and concise and to the point and attractive to the seller.
Let’s say I want a towel rack and so do 20 other people.
Typically what most people do is they’ll write and say they want it but then what they don’t do is they don’t get into the specifics.
You want to mention when can you come, so that’s kind of the first big thing.
That makes it convenient, it eliminates the time risk and time factor for the seller because we’re thinking about the seller.
Another thing is you could pay an extra ten dollars to jump in the line.
So if there was like a big queue, you can jump in the line.
For example they might have had the first person that contacted them and say I contacted you first so I should get the item.
Is that true? Not necessarily.
If you go to a store who’s the first one to get the item?
It’s the first one that goes through the checkout process.
If the item is a fifty dollar item then you might give an extra five dollars or ten dollars.
If the item is like a two hundred dollar item then you could give maybe an extra twenty so think of it percentage-wise.