While it’s true that you can find almost anything on eBay, some things turn up more often â€” and at better prices â€” than others. This spring, eBay-friendly trends abound. Stock up on dirt-cheap vintage accessories (the pictured items all sold for between $10 and $40, shipping included) to update your wardrobe, then re-list them when the trend goes south.
Why it will be a great score: When the disco-loving club kids of the 70s became Regan-loving, child-rearing yuppies of the 80s, they left a plethora of metallic purses and shoes in their wake.
What to search for: â€œmetallicâ€ â€œgoldâ€ or â€œsilverâ€ in the ‘Vintage Clothing & Accessoriesâ€ category. Putting â€œlotâ€ in the search field can yield a treasure trove of shiny treats at a bargain basement price.
Why it will be a great score: Bib necklaces were popular in the 1940s and 50s; multi-strand necklaces were in vogue in the 1950s and 60s. Now that the generation who sported the look is starting to make their way down the great catwalk in the sky, they’re turning up in estate sales -and on eBay.
What to search for: â€œmulti-strandâ€ or â€œbibâ€ in the Vintage Jewelry & Watches category. Checking the â€œInclude title and descriptionâ€ box will turn up lots that include one or more of these necklaces.
Why it will be a great score: The people who lived through the 80s don’t want to see any of this stuff ever again.
What to search for: If you want to browse, just type â€œ80sâ€ or â€œnew waveâ€ into the search box. If you’re looking for something specific, type it in as well. Sunglasses and clutch purses are particularly good bargains.