1. Make Use of their Coupons

From time to time, eBay will offer customers coupons to use on upcoming purchases. You can save as much as 20% off your purchase with one of their coupons. Check the “My eBay” tab and redeem your coupon. Even though the coupons are random, you often get an email telling you that a coupon has been applied to your account. Add your items to the cart and proceed to checkout and enter your redemption code before finalizing your order.

2. Sign Up for the Rewards Credit Card

Take a minute and sign up for the eBay MasterCard offered by Chase Bank. With the rewards card, you earn points for your purchases. As your points accumulate, you can turn them in for a number of different rewards and prizes, such as cash back, gift cards and travel rewards.
You are going to earn 3 times as many points when you purchase gas or go out to eat for every $1 spent. Anything you purchase on eBay will get you 2 times as many points. Everything else you purchase not on eBay is going to earn you one point for every $1 spent.

3. Check Out the Deals Section

While the price of merchandise on eBay is largely dependent upon how much the seller is asking for an item, they do have a deals section specifically set up for all of the hottest items and sales. You can score the items you want at a cheaper price than what you might have to spend otherwise. Deals are constantly changing, so check this section frequently.

4. Make an Offer

See something you like? If there is the option to make an offer, you can submit your best price to the seller. They can either accept your offer, reject it or counteroffer. This is one of the best ways for you to use your negotiation skills to try and snag an awesome deal on items you want. If you can’t get one seller to work with you, simply go to another one offering the same item. One way or another, you are sure to find someone who is willing to bite on your offer.