eBay PowerUser's Bible

eBay PowerUser's Bible

by Greg Holden
     
 

  • The authoritative reference-tutorial on eBay-the world's leading online auction service-packed with power-user tips and tricks
  • Clear explanations and illustrated step-by-step instructions take readers through the entire eBay process-from the "eBaysics" of buying and selling to running an eBay business
  • Written by an expert eBay user and veteran author,
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Overview

  • The authoritative reference-tutorial on eBay-the world's leading online auction service-packed with power-user tips and tricks
  • Clear explanations and illustrated step-by-step instructions take readers through the entire eBay process-from the "eBaysics" of buying and selling to running an eBay business
  • Written by an expert eBay user and veteran author, the book covers all aspects of eBay, from registering the first time to working with the eBay API
  • Discusses eBay troubleshooting and includes useful appendices that explore hardware and software needs, eBay lingo, basic HTML markup terms, and more

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
“…the authoritative eBay reference-tutorial…” (Publishing News, 22nd March 04)
Library Journal
Books on eBay remain popular, as readers dream of raking in Internet riches, clearing out their attics, or feeding their own collections (see also Computer Media, LJ 6/1/03). As the site continues to evolve, and add-on tools and techniques gain acceptance, libraries need to invest in updated guides. For beginners, Dummies and How To both competently cover the basics of buying and selling, including tips for winning auctions, garnering (and interpreting) feedback, and successfully completing sales. How To includes an amusing insert on "The Wackiest eBay Sales Ever," while Dummies features "Ten (Or So) Golden Rules" that nicely summarizes the basics of effective eBay interactions. Both are appropriate for all public libraries. For intermediate users, Timesaving describes 65 seller-specific techniques, from efficient searching to creating an effective "About Me" page. Although it does repackage some information from Dummies, most of the content is fresh. Descriptions also go deeper, and step-by-step instructions and plentiful screen shots help clarify material. A good purchase for medium and larger libraries. PowerUser's Bible delves a bit deeper into eBay's history and supplies more in-depth explanations. Chapter summaries, tips, notes, sidebars, cross references, appendixes, and screen shots add value. A nice troubleshooting section provides more thorough and reassuring explanations than found elsewhere. The title's sheer bulk may intimidate beginners, but tips are clear enough for all readers. For larger libraries. Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780764559426
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
05/17/2004
Series:
Bible Series
Pages:
672
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.16(h) x 1.44(d)

Meet the Author

Greg Holden has written extensively about eBay, online auctions, and e-commerce. He is founder and owner of Stylus Media, his own small Internet-based business. He is the author of more than 20 books, several of which focus on eBay. He also has written articles for publications that include CNET, Forbes, PC World, and Computer User. Besides that, he is a tireless bargain hunter who collects fountain pens, hats, musical instruments, and watches, among other things—many of which he’s bought on eBay.

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