Sunday, May 1, 2011

Finding Vintage Books with eBay's Saved Search

I love vintage children's books, and love finding favorites from my childhood.  Two series that I loved growing up were The Golden Name Day series by Jennie Lindquist and The Keeping Days series by Norma Johnston.  Several years ago I was able to find these books - affordably - through eBay's Saved Search feature.

Here's how it works.  Search for a book you want to find.  Then, when the search appears, click on ADVANCED SEARCH at the top of the screen.  You can input price range you are looking for (recommended), and even choose to purchase from sellers in your own country (to save shipping costs).

Then you'll get an updated search with the features you've requested.   Look at the search listing and you will see the option to save the search.  Voila!  Just click on that link and you can save your search, with price range you're looking for, and get daily email updates when the book becomes available.

This is particularly helpful with vintage books that tend to price high online ... if you wait with Saved Searches, you will find the book you are looking for -- in the price range you are looking for.   It's a fun feature, and I can attest that it works great!

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