Internet Auctions For Dummies

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Online Auctions Internet Directory Inside!

Discover How to Get the Best Possible Deal — and Protect Your Privacy! From baseball cards and Beanie Babies to Fiesta Ware and folk art, Internet auctions are the easiest way to buy and sell collectibles (or anything else) at a great price. But with today's proliferation of sites and auction types, where do you begin? Internet Auctions For Dummies® cuts through the confusion. With clear advice and eye-opening stories from real-life ...

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Overview

Online Auctions Internet Directory Inside!

Discover How to Get the Best Possible Deal — and Protect Your Privacy! From baseball cards and Beanie Babies to Fiesta Ware and folk art, Internet auctions are the easiest way to buy and sell collectibles (or anything else) at a great price. But with today's proliferation of sites and auction types, where do you begin? Internet Auctions For Dummies® cuts through the confusion. With clear advice and eye-opening stories from real-life sellers and bidders, author Greg Holden guides you to the best sites for your particular interests and shows you step-by-step how to get great deals — whether you're buying or selling. Let These Icons Guide You!

  • Highlights tips that can help bidders get the best auction deals
  • Points out strategies that can help sellers attract customers and maximize profits
  • Marks profiles of successful Internet auction bidders and sellers
Valuable Bonus CD Includes:
  • Auctioneer 3.0 — Demo version of program that allows you to design and maintain an online auction house
  • EveryAuction — An easy to use freeware CGI auction program
  • Paint Shop Pro — Evaluation version of popular image editing tool
Shareware programs are fully functional, free trial versions of copyrighted programs. If you like particular programs, register with their authors for a nominal fee and receive licenses, enhanced versions, and technical support. Freeware programs are free, copyrighted games, applications, and utilities. You can copy them to as many PCs you like — free — but they have no technical support System Requirements: 486 or faster PC running Windows 95 or later, Windows NT 4, or 68040 or faster Macintosh running system 7.5.5 or later, 8MB RAM (16MB RAM recommended); CD-ROM drive double-speed (2X) or faster; Internet connection (14,400 bps or faster modem, or network-regular access charges apply).

Inside, find helpful advice on how to:

  • Navigate the Web's hottest auction sites — eBay, Yahoo! Auctions, Amazon.com Auctions, OnSale, uBid, AuctionAddict.com, Up4Sale, Auction Universe, The Collectible Exchange, Sotheby's, and more
  • Understand the different types of online auctions and the best strategies for buying or selling at each
  • Handle credit card transactions, set up escrow accounts, and protect yourself from fraud
  • Attract customers worldwide by learning about translation services, customs, and more
  • Connect with other collectors who share your interests and locate hard-to-find items
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780764505782
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 7/23/1999
  • Series: For Dummies Series
  • Edition description: BK&CD ROM
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 300
  • Product dimensions: 7.42 (w) x 9.24 (h) x 0.97 (d)

Meet the Author

About the Author Greg Holden is the founder and owner of his own small business, Stylus Media, which specializes in creating Web pages for other small businesses. He is the author of Starting An Online Business For Dummies and Small Business Internet For Dummies.
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Table of Contents

Introduction.

PART I: STEPPING UP TO THE AUCTION BLOCK.

Chapter 1. Getting in on the Auction.

Chapter 2. Getting Online and Up to Speed.

Chapter 3. Joining the Online Auction Community.

PART II: BUYING AT INTERNET AUCTIONS.

Chapter 4. Making Your Bid a Winner.

Chapter 5. Getting the Goods.

PART III: SELLING AT INTERNET AUCTIONS.

Chapter 6. Assuming the Role of Virtual Auctioneer.

Chapter 7. Creating Sales-Boosting Web Pages.

Chapter 8. Sold! Now What?

Chapter 9. Marketing Around the Block and Around the World.

Chapter 10. Laws, Dollars, and Sense.

PART IV: THE PART OF TENS.

Chapter 11. Ten Tips for Sellers.

Chapter 12. Ten Tips for Buyers.

TChapter 13. Ten Little-Known Facts About Internet Auctions.

Chapter 14. Ten Responses in Times of Trouble.

Chapter 15. Ten Things that Can Spoil the Auction Experience.

Appendix About the CD.

Index.

IDG Books Worldwide End-User License Agreement.

Installation Instructions.

Book Registration Information.

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