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Explore eBay
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Explore eBay

It seems like there is nothing you can’t find on this shopping site, including trips to the Caribbean and South Pacific. Specific deals—such as a week at a two-bedroom Westin St. John Resort villa with a starting bid of $2,300 versus $945 nightly—exist on eBay.

But buyer beware: As with all bids, make sure to check the seller’s record and reputation and choose those with recognizable names, like the Westin. That way, you can call the resort directly or check its Web site to vet actual prices and be sure you’re getting a bargain.

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