eBay For Dummies

eBay For Dummies

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by Marsha Collier
     
 

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Now revised and updated – the bestselling guide to online auction success!

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The fun and easy way™ to buy low, sell high, and avoid hassles and scams

Now revised and updated to cover new eBay tools and services, this bestselling guide is your ticket to online auction success. Longtime eBay experts

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Now revised and updated – the bestselling guide to online auction success!

Get the latest on eBay, Half.com, eBay Stores, and more!

The fun and easy way™ to buy low, sell high, and avoid hassles and scams

Now revised and updated to cover new eBay tools and services, this bestselling guide is your ticket to online auction success. Longtime eBay experts Marsha, Roland, and Stephanie deliver the inside tips and tricks you need, from power bidding strategies and proven selling techniques to savvy advice on protecting your privacy and settling disputes.

The Dummies Way

  • Explanations in plain English
  • "Get in, get out" information
  • Icons and other navigational aids
  • Tear-out cheat sheet
  • Top ten lists
  • A dash of humor and fun

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Author Biography: Marsha Collier lectures at eBay University and has been featured on national television and in the New York Times and many major publications. Roland Woerner is a producer for NBC's the Today show. Stephanie Becker is a producer for NBC News.

Editorial Reviews

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Shopping for collectibles from the comfort of one's home can be a huge convenience to flea-market scavengers. But there is a great deal information collectors need to know in order to buy and sell items intelligently and successfully in online auctions. Those who have fallen prey to the online auction bug can acquaint themselves with all the rules and techniques with this approachable book.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781118098066
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
01/10/2012
Series:
For Dummies Series
Pages:
408
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.90(d)

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Marsha Collier is a respected authority on eBay, online commerce, and social business. Her eBay know-how has made her the all-time best selling eBay author with combined book sales of over one million copies. She’s also a social business and marketing expert and has been named to the “Top 20 Women Social Media Influencers” list at Forbes.com.

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eBay For Dummies 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 27 reviews.
Massagediva More than 1 year ago
I have been using ebay for years and there was much I did not know. Book is very easy to read
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
eBay is a lot of fun and this book makes learning about eBay a lot of fun as well. Docked one star simply because I knew most of the basics before reading the book. Nonetheless, Marsha's tips and insight did help me win some auctions and get better prices on things I was selling.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So straight forward. Started with 2006 edition got a little side tracked & returning to brush. Plus one for small business too.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book gave me several interesting tips. Did you know that you can search completed auctions? An ebay store will allow you to pay listing fees of only $0.02 This book is a gold mine for eBay entrepeneurs.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is about a fifth or six reading level. I can understand it, but I'm only ten.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book for understanding how to buy and sell on ebay. Ideal for newbies and experienced users alike. 
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