If you've been thinking about buying skateboards on eBay, you need to learn a few things to make sure you do so correctly and without complications. There are good boards on eBay and great opportunities for collectors as well but just like anything that is user-based like this popular online auction site, there are ways to be scammed when you don't know any better.
eBay has a guide that you can use to help you learn more about buying skateboards via their auction system and it also features some general, helpful buying information. Tips on how to choose your skateboard deck, sizes and types of wheels and trucks and info on buying skateboarding gear is all available.
In addition to the eBay guide to buying skateboards, here are some things to know:
Know What You're Shopping For
First, you need to know what you're going to eBay for. If this is the first time you've ever bought a skateboard, this might not be the best place to shop, unless you have someone more experienced to help you out.
Next, you need to know what type of board you are looking for-new or used, for riding or for collecting, for yourself or as a gift. If you know what brand you're looking for, size or other specifics, this will help you narrow down your search at the auction site.
Know How eBay Works
It's also going to be very important to know how eBay works before shopping for a skateboard here. If you're not familiar with it, their buyer guide will help you understand the basics. You want to avoid overpaying, getting sniped in a bid or buying from non-trusted sources. You also need to remember that there are fees and shipping involved. Factor all of this into your bid price so you don't end up paying more than you intended. Research your seller and how eBay and PayPal can protect you on your purchase.
Understand Your Purchase
Finally, you also need to understand your purchase. Make sure you read the description properly and ask any questions before placing your bid, which is a binding contract. If you win, you will be expected to pay for the item. If you're unsure about what you're getting, then don't bid.
The eBay Skateboards Buying Guide is a great place to start, and with smart shopping, you just might get a great deal on your eBay skateboard but if you're not careful, you can end up with wasted money. These tips will help you with buying your board on eBay.