Car boot sales are a great way to pick up a bargain and make a profit, but it can be difficult to know what to pay for an item when you’re not sure of its value. This is where the eBay barcode scanner comes in handy.
The eBay barcode scanner is a part of the eBay app, which can be downloaded onto your IOS or Android phone, that allows you to scan the barcodes of items at car boot sales to get real-time pricing information from eBay.
This means you can quickly and easily find out how much that specific item has sold for on eBay, and whether they’re selling regularly enough to make a profit.
To use the eBay barcode scanner:
- Download the eBay app from the App Store or Google Play.
- Open the app and click on the search box at the top.
- Tap the camera icon, then click the barcode option at the top right.
- Once done, just point your camera at the barcode of the item you’re interested in, and eBay will do the rest.
The app will then scan the barcode and show you a list of the same item or similar items on eBay, along with their prices, that sellers are selling them for.
You can then filter the results by “Completed” & “Sold” to see how much the item/s have sold for recently and the frequency of sales for that item. This will give you a good idea of how much you should be paying for the item at the car boot sale, and whether there’s a good chance of making a profit if you buy it and resell it on eBay.
In addition to using the barcode scanner to find the value of an item, you can also use it to research the item’s history, like if the item is a collectible and the prices for it have been fluctuating over time, this can give you an idea of when is the best time to sell it.
In conclusion, using the eBay barcode scanner at car boot sales can help you to make more informed buying decisions, and increase your chances of making a profit.
With its easy-to-use interface and real-time pricing information, it’s a valuable tool for any car boot sale bargain hunter. So, the next time you’re at a car boot sale, be sure to bring your smartphone and download the eBay app to tenfold your profits.
Happy bargain hunting!