It’s likely that you’ve heard of eBay, the well-known and well-established auction site that has been in business since 1995. With 20 years of experience, eBay has been a main player in transforming the way we shop.
A global company, it is based out of San Jose, California, and serves 157 million active buyers. Possibly even more impressive is the fact that 800 million items are listed every day on eBay.
There are two main players on eBay shopping: buyers and sellers. Sellers are charged a couple fees to list items that they’re trying to sell, and buyers of course purchase those items. Many of these items are auctioned off as buyers bid against each other to rival for a low price. There’s also the option to just buy an item right off the bat if it’s not up for auctioning.
What does that have to do with books? One category of eBay’s site is devoted to books. They sell printed books, audiobooks, and ebooks. With its fair share of pros and cons, eBay is a strong option for book lovers everywhere.
One of the most obvious pros of working with eBay is the fact that it is an established company that has two decades of experience with online shopping. It also stands out from other online bookstores in that it's more than a site where buyers can just look up a book and click to buy. For the sake of a low price, buyers have the option to bid on books for sale. In this sense, eBay is not only experienced; it's innovative and has been a very valuable resource to both buyers and sellers alike.
Buyers in particular should appreciate the following features about eBay:
Despite the convenience of purchasing and selling through eBay, there are a few obvious limitations to using their site. Because their site relies on individual sellers for available retail items, they might not necessarily have every title in their collection at all times. For that reason, it might be hard for you to find a specific book. The fact that eBay's process revolves around individual sellers also (possibly negatively) affects the following aspects of the customer's experience:
eBay Bookstore is a giant in its book inventory. Access is easy to buy from a variety of titles and genres. Prices are pretty great and delivery is speedy. I have always known that eBay Bookstore is safe and trusted to keep financial transactions super safe. And be ready to be impressed with the library that's available to you!
I bought used books from ebay and they are in good conditions , prices are also good and the delivery service is on time I'll always going to consider this store when I want to refill more books in the future
Although I have never personally had any problems I have friends that have had complication with their orders. If you don't need the book right away eBay is a great was to save money but if you need the book as soon as possible there is always the worry of the book not coming in time or being different then what was advertised
I like how ebay always has a variety of books and there aren't any issues with it.
I have purchased used books from eBay and they are usually exactly as described on the profile. They have come in great condition and in a timely manner.