Many people are not aware of the "Adult Only" Category on Ebay. This guide will get you there and tell you how and what to look for in a Seller!
Buying adult dvd's and novelty's such as toys, lubes, enhancement products etc is no different then buying these items from any other store on the internet. There are a few exceptions to this statement though. Most of the time if you search a title or genre on the internet using a search engine such as Google you will come up with thousands of results with pages and pages of items available for sale. The same holds true when searching the same title or genre on Ebay. There are some distinct differences though when searching and buying on Ebay.
Navigating your way to the "Adult Only" Category
The following guide will help you to be a more savvy "Adult Only" shopper on Ebay. Many people aren't even aware of the "adult Only" section on Ebay. You must be a registered Ebay user before you can get to this section. It usually takes about 5 minutes to sign up for a Ebay account and there is no cost involved. Free is good for me and you too I bet! The best way to get there is to click on the category tab on the Ebay home page, click on "Everything Else" then click on "Adult Only". You can narrow your search down to dvd's, adult toys, magazines, books, etc. You will be asked if you are over 18 years of age, click the "I agree" tab and if you are a Ebay registered user over 18 years of age it will let you in! Here you will see everything available within the "adult Only" section. This is where the fun begins! I would like to address a few important tips when buying in the "adult only" section. These tips pertain primarily to adult dvd's and include auction or buy it now, discretion, shipping and handling, new or used, free dvd's, feedback, return policy and payment methods. Most of this can be applied to all items in this section.
Auction, Buy It Now, Store Inventory. What's the difference?
First let's talk about how you want to purchase these items. You can purchase these items three different ways including auction format, buy it now, and store inventory. To purchase using the auction format you will have to submit a bid for the item and hope it wins when the item closes. A lot of people enjoy this and feel like they are really getting a deal. A lot of times you can make a great deal purchasing this way. The down side to this is you may have to wait 5, 6, 7 days before the auction ends to know if whether or not you are the winning bidder. Many people, myself included, don't like waiting for an auction to end. This is where the other two purchasing options come in. "Buy it now" or "store inventory". These are items with a fixed price and are available for sale immediately. Most of the time, you will not see store items in the general search unless there are 5 or less of the item you are searching for in the auction format. Buy it now items will come up in the general search and are available for immediate purchase. Generally you have to click through to an ad and click on the sellers store to get in and see all their store inventory. If you have the name of the store you can put that in the search box and it will take you directly to the sellers store.
Shipping & Handling. Watch out for scams!
Let's talk about shipping and handling. This is one area that you really need to pay attention to in Ebay. Many sellers will offer a ridiculously low price for an item and charge an exorbitant amount for shipping. For example, you may see dvd's on Ebay for .99 cents, when you look further into the ad you will see $9.99 shipping. This is something that Ebay frowns on and they will end a listing early if they see this. Unfortunately there are many more sellers on Ebay then there are Ebay "police" and many times these ads go unnoticed. In recent months Ebay has come up with standard shipping costs for different items. A single dvd, according to Ebay should cost no more then $2.99 to ship within the continental US. Please be sure to look at shipping costs before you commit to buying an item. Many sellers myself included offer free shipping on all my dvd's. This makes it easy for the buyer to make a purchase and not have to worry about additional charges.
New or used? Be sure it's specified!
Many of the adult dvd's available on Ebay are used. Most sellers specify this, but be aware some don't and you will end up with a used dvd. I'm pretty sure this is not an item I would like to buy used. Gross! Xtcflix4u sells only new factory packaged dvd's and we carry a 30 day no questions asked return policy with all our dvd's. 99% of the time you will have no problems with the dvd you receive. However sometimes you will get one that doesn't play properly. This happens when they copy several thousand dvd's at once during the manufacturing process. If you do receive one like this most sellers will replace it without any problems. It doesn't matter where you buy the dvd, this happens occasionally and any good seller should have no problem replacing it for you.
Feedback and what it means.Feedback is a seller rating on Ebay. This ratings come directly from the people that have purchased from this seller already. Be sure to check the sellers feedback rating. This is a good way to be sure you are dealing with a reputable seller. Try to avoid seller with consistant problems or complaints. These are tell tale signs of a problem. They don't have to have 100% feedback to be a good seller. After all you can't make everyone happy all the time. Most sellers want to fix any problems you may have. Most ask that you email with any problems so that they can remedy it for you. Occasionally a buyer will leave a negative feedback without ever contacting the seller to remedy the situation. In this case there is really nothing else the seller can do. It is up to you to be smart enough to determine if the seller is reputable based on their over all feedback ranking. Not necessarily the one buyer who wasn't happy and never gave the seller the chance to make it right.
Free dvd's!! Everyone loves free!
Many sellers offer a buy 5 get 1 free deal. Xtcflix4u offers a buy 3 get 1 free deal. Basically how this works is you purchase 3 and we will pick a freebie generally from the same genre you already purchased. This is a great deal. Your not paying any additional shipping for the free dvd. This is a genuine free item as a token of our appreciation for your business!
Payment methods vary with each seller. Within the last few months Ebay is now allowing Paypal as an option in the "adult only" section. Xtcflix4u accepts Paypal, Visa/Mastercard, Money orders and personal checks. This makes it fairly easy for a interested buyer to make a payment on an item they purchased.
Lastly I'd like to talk about descretion. Many buyers don't want anyone including the mail person to know what they are receiving. Be sure to know how the seller ships the item and what the name will be on the return address. No one wants to get a package in the mail marked x-rated, or a return address that has something in it that really does not hide the contents. Xtcflix4u ships in a plain bubble mailer with a residential return address and JR Enterprises as the name on the envelope. We do not ship anything that says Xtcflix4u on the envelope. PLEASE BE SURE TO ASK THE SELLER BEFORE YOU COMMIT TO A PURCHASE! This is very important if you want it kept as discreet as possible. Your name and any other information will be never be sold or distributed to third parties by Xtcflix4u. Please check with the seller you are purchasing from to make sure this is the case.
We hope this guide has enlightened you on purchasing adult items on Ebay. This can be a very simple process. You can save a lot of money purchasing these items on Ebay. You just need to be smart and make sure your dealing with a reputable seller. Good Luck and have fun!
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