A SHOPPING trick which could save you hundreds of pounds when buying top brands online has been revealed by experts.
The hack – which sees exactly the same items sold but for considerably less – was unveiled on Channel 4's Supershoppers.
Retail expert Leigh Sparks unveiled how the same items from well-known labels such as Boohoo or Littlewoods are selling for much less – on eBay.
While the site may be associated with car auctions, the show, presented by Anna Richardson and Sabrina Grant, showed eBay also has official ‘stores’.
While the bargain stores may come as a surprise to some shoppers, they have in fact been around for a while.
More than 50 big name brands, including Superdrug and Tesco, have these official shops on the auction site.
There’s a range of stock available, including leftover sale items, end-of-the-line stock, last season's items or ex-display stock.
The outlet stores also carry some are refurbished items, but some are brand new.
In last Thursday’s episode of Supershoppers, they showed a Breville toaster on sale on Littlewoods website for £34.99, but it was just £19.99 on eBay.
Boohoo had a host of items at a discounted price on eBay, with a tropical kimono £18 on its main site, but half price – £9 – on eBay.
And a pair of silver high-heeled shoes were £30 on its own site, but just £24 on eBay.
A crocheted kimono jacket cost £25 on Boohoo, but £22.50 on eBay.
Not just daily items, but expensive gear was also on sale for a fraction of its true cost.
An Apple Watch series 1 is being sold by Littlewoods for £369.99, but the same item was just £229.99 on eBay.
Similarly a Smeg juicer is advertised as £579.99 on Littlewoods, but the same item costs just £279.99 on eBay.
The show reminded shoppers to always make the necessary checks when buying online.
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