eBay users tend to fall into two camps, those who love looking through all the random odds and ends on offer and those who just don't know where to begin.

I was very unsure about eBay at first until I needed some hen party stuff for my sister's hen do. It was an absolute god send for stuff I wanted and also stuff I didn't know I needed! After such positive purchasing experiences using eBay; making offers, bidding and buying now I now check eBay before buying quite a few different things.

My purchases have ranged from furniture, razor heads, cushion covers, artificial plants and bar accessories, I have been able to source items for much cheaper than the high street.

I think one of the best tips I have had is to make the filters do the hard work for you. If I want something generic and readily available then I narrow my search to 'buy it now' options, whereas for furniture I refined the search criteria by excluding collect only and to see items from UK sellers only as I don't have a car. Through using the filters I have been able to find some absolute bargains, without having to trek to a car boot sale at the crack of dawn in the cold.

My best buy has to be my bar cart. I had been looking for one for ages but due to their popularity was shocked at how expensive they were! Ikea's version was almost £100 and Oliver Bonas' versions are beautiful but at £300 were way out of my budget. I decided to look on eBay and found the one I went on to purchase at a bargainous price of £45 including delivery.

It arrived in great condition and I have had a lot of fun pimping it out, but that is another blog post! What have been your best buys on eBay?

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