Learn How to Buy and Sell on eBay for 5 Bucks

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In order to make money you need to spend money?$5 to be precise, an investment you're likely to earn back in spades on your first eBay auction if you follow the advice in this pocket-sized guide! By focusing on just the most common tasks you're likely to perform, this tight, bright, four-color guide serves as a super quick reference to using eBay safely, securely, and (most importantly) profitably! In less than 50 pages, eBay veteran and digital technology whiz Stephen Gregory covers all the eBay essentials: ...

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Overview

In order to make money you need to spend money—$5 to be precise, an investment you're likely to earn back in spades on your first eBay auction if you follow the advice in this pocket-sized guide! By focusing on just the most common tasks you're likely to perform, this tight, bright, four-color guide serves as a super quick reference to using eBay safely, securely, and (most importantly) profitably! In less than 50 pages, eBay veteran and digital technology whiz Stephen Gregory covers all the eBay essentials: making safe purchases, setting yourself up as a seller, writing effective product descriptions, creating and posting persuasive product photos, ensuring transaction security, and making sure your customers are happy. Each page features a full-page visual (either a photograph or a software screen shot), step-by-step instructions, and perhaps a warning or tip at the bottom of the page-nothing extraneous, nothing more than you actually want to know!

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780321287847
  • Publisher: Peachpit Press
  • Publication date: 7/26/2004
  • Series: Learn for 5 Bucks Series
  • Pages: 56
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 7.00 (h) x 0.18 (d)

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Stephen Gregory has held hundreds of eBay auctions, and spends a lot of his time teaching other people about how to quickly get the most out of their various digital technologies.

Larry Becker is a teacher, technology trainer, photographer and electronic gadget fanatic. He is the probably the world's leading expert on Palm Pilot technologies (wrote two books and teaches Palm employees), he's been a featured guest on TechTV, and you may have seen him on your training DVD if you own certain Sony products.

Jim Workman is a senior executive in the technology industry and "lives on eBay when he's not at work."

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Table of Contents

Part 1
Becoming an eBay member 1
Selecting a User Name and Password 2
Why you must have an email address 3
When signing on is optional 4
Starting your search 5
Searching with Browse 6
Narrowing your search 7
Understanding your search results 8
Sorting the search results 9
Setting your clock to eBay time 10
Why are there two prices? 11
What form of payment do they accept 12
Before clicking "Place Bid" 13
Placing your first bid 14
How much you're willing to pay 15
The maximum bid option 16
Getting a bid confirmation 17
When you've won an auction 18
After you win, more work 19
PayPal--eBay's currency 20
Setting up PayPal for payment 21
Paying with PayPal 22
Informing the seller you've paid 23
Part 2
Selling items on eBay 24
Including photos of your items 25
A bit about eBay's fees 26
Types of auctions 27
Auction types explained--Normal 28
Auction types explained--Reserve 29
Auction types explained--Dutch 30
Auction types explained--Private 31
Listing Upgrades help you stand out 32
Go bold for a buck 33
Having a photo with your listing 34
Advertising on eBay's Home page 35
The right category for your auction 36
Writing your item's description 37
The length of your auction 38
Setting your shipping policies 39
How will you accept payment? 40
Review auction before it's posted 41
Making changes to your auction 42
Monitoring your auction 43
Interacting with potential buyers 44
When you have a winner 45
Index 47
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