Hello and Welcome to the new Buy It Nearby.com site. I updated it over the weekend and it is now all up and running. If you would like to use the eBay Mapper, it is located by the link up top.
There are forums which are still pretty new but I will be customizing them over the next day or two so feel free to sign up for a (free) account and post any suggestions you have there. Also, if you register, the ads will be turned off! I have lots of plans for new eBay related applications which I will be posting here to help all of you save money and find the items you want on eBay for cheap. Some things to come include:
- Misspelling Search
- Save your favorite auctions
- eBay Sniper
- Many more!
So come on in, feel free to post your comments or anything, and enjoy the eBay Mapper!
We now have the eBay misspelling search tool up and running. To give it a try, click on the "ebay misspell search" link located in the navigation table on the left-hand side of this page, or, click on the "eBay Typo Search" tab just below the header here on this page.
It is pretty straightforward to use (just enter in a keyword and click on the "Search" button near the bottom of the page), but I will add a description about using the advanced search options shortly.
One other thing I want to mention, there is a new eBay sniping service website that you may want to give a try - Bidball.com. it is free to sign up and you get 6 free snipes to give their service a try to see how you like it.
If you do not know what eBay sniping is, it is waiting until the last few seconds of an auction before placing a bid on an item that you are interested in. I have seen on the Internet in few Different places, people claiming that sniping is against eBay's rules. That is false. somewhere on eBay site itself, and eBay representative stated that "sniping is just part of the auction experience" (or something to that affect).
Also, some people claim that it is unethical to snipe auctions. Why is it unethical to wait for the last couple seconds of an auction to bid? That makes no sense to me. Sniping is smart, not unethical.
If you question the effectiveness of sniping, check this article out when you have time: auction sniping study.
Anyway, with auction sniping and using our misspelling search tool, you should have an edge on many other eBay buyers who bid and search the old-fashioned way.
Hopefully you'll give at least one of them a try and if you do, I would like for you to post a comment about your experience, whether it was positive or negative.
Now go find you some deals and save yourself some money!:)
Here is a demo of a tool that you may want to check out if you do a lot of buying on eBay:
It saved searches for you and gives you a list of pre-made searches that you can then further customize, or you can create your own from scratch if you register.
Then, when an eBay item is listed in matching your search, you'll receive an e-mail alerting you to this.
Check the demo out and you will understand if my explanation is not very clear, I don't have a lot of time right now to get into more details. I am going to watch the Bengals hopefully beat the Ravens.
Leighton left. Leighton is gone. There is no Leighton. Now there is only me - Tyler. Tyler Dur... Just kidding - sort of.
Leighton has gotten a bit too busy to build and maintain this site so he has passed it along to me. And no, my name is not Tyler Durden, although sometimes I wish it was.
Anyway, I hope to add some features to the site to complement the map search, probably first starting with the misspelling search tool.
I am still getting familiar with the site, so things may develop slowly, but we'll see what happens.
Now I am off to steal some blubber.
I fixed a lot of errors with the site so now it is running much more smoothly. I also really modified the PHPBB template to reflect this site's template so it matches better. I am currently working on a new script to allow users to search for eBay misspellings and mail users whenever a search they are watching has had new items added. It will be cool!