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Hey Gents,

Just a quick one today. Maybe you can relate to this.

I’m a big online browser and shopper. I like finding deals on items that are generally pricier in retail stores.

Obviously, eBay is a great place for this, and I tend to watch or follow items that catch my eye. If I’m lucky, I even win a few auctions.

Recently, I started using the Collections feature to easily group my items. This works out great because 1.) I can see what my items look like next to each other, and 2.) everything is in one easy-to-find spot.

Before this, I guess you could bookmark each auction and refer back to it later, or save the photos to your computer and then put them together on one page in some image editing program. But besides being extremely inconvenient, who has time for all that work, anyway?

With Collections, all my searches and items are accessible, organized, and grouped with other items that complement it.

Collect Inspiration

This could also be used for curating items for inspiration.

Let’s say you have a specific theme in mind (e.g. “Potential Halloween costumes”, “Vintage Rolexes under $5000”, or “Planning a handsome looking heist“). You can create a collection for that theme, search for items, and save them under your newly-created collection.

Handsome looking heist

So if you’re considering a meticulously-planned casino caper and want to be dressed to the nines a la Ocean’s Eleven, you’d certainly need a tuxedo, a pair of binoculars so you can scope the scene, and maybe some gloves so you’re not leaving fingerprints everywhere.

Save your finds, and whenever you come back, those auction items are right at your fingertips.

Take a minute to browse EG’s collections

Follow my collections, and if you’re so inclined, create a few of your own and let me know what you find!

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4 Responses

  1. Brian on

    Loved the “feeling blue” collection – unfortunately the shades, blazer, and suit were all sold by the time I glanced at them! Good inspiration though thanks!

  2. Clive on

    I don’t really see the point – if you create a collection of items, they’ll all have sold within a few weeks, so you’d have to search again anyway?

    • Barron on

      They stay within your collections even after an item has sold, which you could then find similar items, etc. But if you’re shopping on eBay, typically you have to act quickly anyway.