Searching• Unless you want to spend years filtering through search results, check off that little box at the top of the search bar to view only listings with photos.• Search "by owner" rather than "by dealer." Avoid anything with tons of asterisks, smiley faces or hearts in the title, or anything with weird phrasing or grammar in the copy — most likely, it's spam coming from a bot.• Check the listings multiple times a day: parked in your car waiting for someone, when you're bored at work or while you're sitting in front of the TV. The good items go quickly, so you're going to have to kiss a lot of frogs to find your prince. Be persistent and don't give up.• Set the maximum price range at $100 over your target budget. A lot of people are willing to come down on price if it's been up for a while, so it's worth perusing objects that are a little more expensive.