Welding Tools – 3 Tips For How to Save Money by Shopping eBay
Welding tools like grinders, chipping hammers, wire brushes, ceramic tig cups and Tig welding supplies, flowmeters, gas regulators, cutting torches, tungsten electrodes, tig welding rods, gas welding equipment, tig welding torches, and welding hoods can be purchased on eBay at a tremendous savings…if you know how. Buying welding supplies on eBay can be a great savings to someone starting a welding business, or even just setting up a small welding shop at home, but shopping eBay requires some effort.
Getting a good deal on welding tools using eBay requires the shopper to know the ropes, and also to be willing to do a little research before bidding. Everything happens on eBay in the last seconds of an auction. Shoppers who surf eBay looking a current auction prices are fooled into thinking items are selling for less than they actually are.
To get good deals on eBay:
- Sign up for a free account (you are going to need an account to buy or sell anyway)
- Use the Competed Auctions Search Function to learn the average selling price for welding tools
- Bid no more than the average selling price for the item you want
To get a good idea of what to bid on a eBay listing, first you need to look at the completed auctions. Completed Auctions are items that expired. Some sold, some didn’t. Knowing what sold and for how much can give you a good idea what to bid on any welding tool. For example, if you view the completed auctions for the term “air cooled Tig torch” and see that the average price an air cooled tig torch sells for is 50 dollars, you know to set your maximum bid price to under 50 dollars.
In the early days eBay sellers were largely people like you and me just emptying their garages. Things have changes since then and now sellers are often actually eBay stores. Better deals can usually be had from the hard to find individual selling excess welding tools and getting rid of something in his garage. You can usually tell from the listing. Professional looking eBay actions with great graphics are often appealing to the eye but the best deals on welding tools often comes from a new eBay user just selling some extra welding accessories.
A great example where you can save money is on tungsten electrodes and tig welding supplies. A handful of tig cups , collets and collet bodies can cost a hundred dollars at your local welding supply. Often times you will see listings where an assortment of different size welding cups as well as electrodes are mixed together as a package. On eBay, You can generally expect to pay about one fourth what a handful of tig welding accessories cost at your local welding supply store.