Many people do not think of eBay when they are shopping for running shoes. I have found that eBay is an excellent service for finding and buying the shoes that I already know so well that I have practically named them and have told others that they are the best shoe in the world! You know the shoes I am talking about, the ones that you have spent more time with than most people in your life. I do not recommend buying your shoes on eBay if you are not experienced with that running shoe. If you are looking for a new pair of shoes, go to the running store, try on 50 pairs, chose and buy the ones you like, and then run in them for a few weeks. From there, if you love them, eBay may be the next place you go shopping for those shoes. So, the question is “why eBay?” Below are five reasons why eBay might be for you when buying your next pair of shoes.
- The manufacturer does not make your shoe anymore. I don’t know if this has ever happened to you, but as soon as I fall in love with a shoe, the manufacturer changes or discontinues it. Using eBay, I can find the shoe I love for years to come.
- Convenience. You never have to leave your house to buy your shoes. You can buy them right from your computer and then they will be shipped to your door.
- Cost savings. With eBay, I have typically paid one third to one half of what I paid for the shoe at the store. As well, you can shop the world on eBay, so you know you can get the best deal. Also, if you buy more than one pair of shoes from a company, they will usually cut you a deal on shipping.
- Easy Shopping. All you have to do is put the name of the shoe and your size in the little box that says “search”, then click, and you will find almost every pair that exist in the entire world.
- Very Reliable. If you know how eBay works, you have nothing to worry about. A tip that I would give is only buy from those who have a very high satisfaction rating (98 percent or better) and have done a fair amount of transactions (100 or more). The people I have dealt with have a great reputation and will go to great lengths to uphold it.