eBay: The Missing Manual: The Missing Manual [NOOK Book]

Overview

It's the undisputed king of Internet auction sites. It's a global bazaar offering a range of goods from Antiques to Zulu Daisies. Cars, clothing, collectibles: you name it, and it's likely that you can find on eBay. But along with the vast selection of goods available, buyers and sellers also encounter all the other elements that markets are known for: tricks and swindlers, overpriced goods, deceptive labeling, small print, recycled items marked as new, and the occasional rare ...

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eBay: The Missing Manual: The Missing Manual

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Overview

It's the undisputed king of Internet auction sites. It's a global bazaar offering a range of goods from Antiques to Zulu Daisies. Cars, clothing, collectibles: you name it, and it's likely that you can find on eBay. But along with the vast selection of goods available, buyers and sellers also encounter all the other elements that markets are known for: tricks and swindlers, overpriced goods, deceptive labeling, small print, recycled items marked as new, and the occasional rare priceless find or undiscovered treasure.

Seasoned eBay traders know that to successfully buy and sell within this mega-shopping platform, you need to understand the system. Unfortunately, the secrets of the site are often tightly held by other buyers and sellers seeking a competitive edge. But what if you're a newcomer? Or an experienced trader who wants to make the jump to power buyer or seller? eBay: The Missing Manual gives you the inside information you'll need to become an eBay expert.

Buyers will find the most effective ways to find you want and pay prices that are sure to bring a smile to your face. And you'll get authoritative advice on strategic bidding: how to watch for elusive items, time your bids to take the competition by surprise, and—above all—avoid paying more than you ought to.

Sellers will get sure-fire tips from eBay veterans who have discovered ways to ramp up their own auctions and sell at the highest possible prices. From the smallest details, such as how to take and post the most effective photos of your goods, to pricing strategies, inventory management, and shipping methods, this user-friendly manual will help you make more money on eBay. Whether you're selling a single item or running fulltime business on the site, you'll find tips to help you do it more effectively.

As in any community, problems and disputes arise, and you'll learn how other eBayers resolve such troubles or work around them.

eBay: The Missing Manual has gems of wisdom for everyone from total novices to more experienced traders. If you're looking to improve your eBay auction experience, you'll savor the tips and trick revealed in this guided exploration.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780596552404
  • Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 8/25/2005
  • Series: Missing Manual Series
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 464
  • File size: 14 MB
  • Note: This product may take a few minutes to download.

Meet the Author

Nancy Conner is an award-winning writer and freelance editor who specializes in tech topics. She has a PhD in English from Brown University and has taught writing, including technical writing, to college students for more than a dozen years. She is currently a freelance copyeditor, specializing in technical books covering topics ranging from the MS Office suite to programming languages to advanced network security. Nancy joined eBay in 1998 to hunt for additions to her collection of medieval jewelry and immediately became an enthusiastic eBayer. During her years on eBay, she s learned about the eBay culture and community—how to find bargains, make money, avoid scams, and have fun.

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Table of Contents

Pt. 1 Buying on eBay
Ch. 1 Ready, set, shop! 3
Ch. 2 Bidding, paying, and following up 39
Ch. 3 Finding - and getting - bargains 77
Ch. 4 Power buying strategies 117
Pt. 2 Selling on eBay
Ch. 5 Sell stuff, make money 149
Ch. 6 Honing your competitive edge 191
Ch. 7 Going from hobby to business 239
Ch. 8 Specialty selling 283
Ch. 9 Cool tools for sellers 323
Pt. 3 Finding other eBayers and getting help
Ch. 10 Connecting with other eBayers 361
Ch. 11 Finding help 383
Pt. 4 Appendixes
App. A Where to learn more 393
App. B HTML for eBayers 413
App. C Other auction sites 423
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