I think it has become incredible hard to find bargains these days on eBay and I reduced the time I spend on eBay a lot over the last two years because of that. Actually, I'm only visiting eBay when I know what I'm looking for and can't find it at a local retailer or online shop. The Lastminute Auction service may make me spend more time again on eBay though. It lists auctions that are running out in an hour or less and have a maximum price of $1. Various categories like computer, business and books make it easy to navigate the website and find what you are looking for. It is also nice to just look around and see if you can find something interesting.
All main categories are divided into subcategories once you click on them. Auctions that are listed display all relevant information like name of the item, price, time left, and shipping and handling fee. A click brings you right to eBay where you can make a bid on it. Localized versions for eBay Germany, Spain, Britain, Italy and Australia exist as well. You should however remember that Lastminute Auction are not updating the prices once an item has been discovered.
It can very well be that the current price is way higher the one that is still shown on the Lastminute Auctions website.
You can use the search to find items of interest. Just type in a keyword that you are interested in and wait for the results to be populated.
The web service is not displaying a lot of items though. While it found about 7500 items on eBay's US store, it is not really that much considering that the store itself has millions of items listed at all times.
The Lastminute auction is still available and works on several localized eBay sites. You can browse the category listing on the front page to narrow down the items, use the search at the top instead if you are looking for a particular item that you want to purchase, or browse the recent items listing instead.
If you like to find bargains on eBay you find Lastminute Auction to be a useful service for that, at least at times. The categorization of items helps you find only items that you are interested in so that you do not have to spend time browsing all items in one big category on the site.
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