Online Auctions at Ebay: Bid with Confidence, Sell with Success

Online Auctions at Ebay: Bid with Confidence, Sell with Success

by Dennis L. Prince, Dennis L. Price
     
 
Online Auctions at eBay is designed to familiarize Internet users with the phenomenally successful online auctions. Defined as the world's leading person-to-person online trading community, eBay has soared above all others to become the single most successful online auction and the third most visited Web site. Millions of Internet users are flocking to the site

Overview

Online Auctions at eBay is designed to familiarize Internet users with the phenomenally successful online auctions. Defined as the world's leading person-to-person online trading community, eBay has soared above all others to become the single most successful online auction and the third most visited Web site. Millions of Internet users are flocking to the site to buy and sell, but many lack the knowledge, experience, and savvy to participate in auctions or conduct their own auctions with confidence. This book introduces you to eBay and its features, including how to find items within eBay's extensive listings, how to research items and place bids, and how to employ techniques that increase success in winning the auction. You will learn how to create your own auction listings, from simple text to more creative and eye-catching HTML designs. You will also discover the best methods to track an auction, finalize deals, send or receive payment, and exchange merchandise. Plus you'll learn tips about good customer service, electronic etiquette, fair methods, and how to build trust in cyberspace. With this essential eBay guide, you will quickly learn how to achieve the most successful and enjoyable online auction experience.
About the Author
Dennis L. Prince is a business professional with a background in technical(computer) applications and corporate procurement principles. As a longtime online auction enthusiast, analyst, and advocate, he has studied the growth and potential of Internet auctioning as well as other forms of e-commerce since 1996. He has authored many successful books including Online Auctions @ eBay, 2nd Edition and Starting Your Online Auction Business, both published by Prima-Tech/Premier Press Books and recognized by AuctionWatch as one of the “Top 10 Online Auction Movers and Shakers.” Acclaimed for his commitment to promoting better understanding and execution in online selling, he has regularly contributed to a variety of noted Internet and auction service sites as AuctionWatch, Auctiva, Krause, Collector Online and ZDNet. He has been featured in the nationally distributed Access Magazine (2000) and Entrepreneur Magazine (2003) and has been featured on highly rated television and radio programs such as TechTV and C/Net Radio with Alex Bennett.

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The Barnes & Noble Review
So you think you know eBay? (Or you think you'd like to know eBay?) Get Online Auctions @Ebay, Bid With Confidence, Sell With Success. Dennis Prince has just updated his expert guide to reflect eBay's latest enhancements, controversies, and growth (now over 6 million bidders strong).

Prince has been bidding enthusiastically on eBay for more than four years, and he knows the service inside and out. You'll be surprised at what sells and what doesn't. You'll like his tips on finding the items you're really interested in—and when to take a pass. You'll appreciate his insight into how traffic changes with the calendar. If you're a seller, you'll really like his HTML templates for making your items stand out from the crowd, tips for timing your auction, hosting photos of your items, and more.

If you're a buyer, you'll love his detailed buying strategies—including a moment-by-moment guide to sniping, the fine (though not universally loved) art of jumping in on an auction at the very last instant. And, buyer or seller, you'll be grateful for his detailed, step-by-step guide to following up, making sure money and merchandise get where they're supposed to, without a hitch.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761524144
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
09/01/1999
Edition description:
2nd
Pages:
528
Product dimensions:
7.37(w) x 9.13(h) x 1.11(d)

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