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Most Helpful Favorable Review

4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

Invaluable information

I bought this book so that I could learn how to sell on eBay. It has provided me with much more information that the eBay site has, and I now have the confidence to get started as a seller.

posted by 10638965 on March 3, 2012

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5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

The Best Book on eBay

But that's not saying a lot. In my opinion all the books about eBay are poor, and this one is only a little better. In the first place, it seemed to me too expensive for a pulp-paper book with no color, not to mention few useful illustrations. And I found its off-handed...
But that's not saying a lot. In my opinion all the books about eBay are poor, and this one is only a little better. In the first place, it seemed to me too expensive for a pulp-paper book with no color, not to mention few useful illustrations. And I found its off-handedness and humor distracting. And it seemed the author, or authors, were more intent on raving enthusiastically about eBay than in trying to inform the reader about how to use it. I just wanted some basic, how-to information, but it didn't seem to want to tell me that kind of thing. And I noticed it didn't tell me how to negotiate the eBay signing-up process without inadvertently inviting eBay and others to besiege me with promotional email and phone calls. (Don't get me wrong; I think eBay is great. But like a lot of oufits out there, you gotta watch 'em.) I tried to give the book a chance--tried to get it to just tell me how to buy something and how to sell something--but it frustrated me so much that I quit and--threw it away. (Well, maybe I am a dummy.) So while I'm waiting for a better book to come along, I'm learning how to use eBay from my wife and eBay's Help screens. But I should admit something: I don't like any of those Dummies books. I don't think they're 'for the rest of us'; I think they're just chummily written in order to look that way. And while I may indeed be a dummy about some things, I resent a book flat-out calling me one, and in garish black and yellow at that. I was a dummy to buy this book. But that's me; others may find this book to be the best thing they've ever stumbled across, and it is the most recent book on eBay, which is a plus.

posted by Anonymous on May 1, 2002

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