Santa Shops on eBay: How to find deals, get organized, and give yourself the gift of time

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"Marsha Collier knows eBay like no one else. With her tips and insight, anyone can enjoy the ease and convenience of shopping online any time of year."
--Clarissa Parashar, eBay PowerSeller and owner of the eBay store Perpetual Vogue

The kids' concert is tonight, your brother's coming Saturday, and when are you going to shop?

Who has time for fun at the holidays? You will, when you learn these techniques and tactics for successful online shopping from Marsha Collier, the ...

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Overview

"Marsha Collier knows eBay like no one else. With her tips and insight, anyone can enjoy the ease and convenience of shopping online any time of year."
--Clarissa Parashar, eBay PowerSeller and owner of the eBay store Perpetual Vogue

The kids' concert is tonight, your brother's coming Saturday, and when are you going to shop?

Who has time for fun at the holidays? You will, when you learn these techniques and tactics for successful online shopping from Marsha Collier, the undisputed empress of eBay. Even if your previous forays online have produced only frustration--or if you've never tried at all--this step-by-step guide will make you a pro.

Here's how to shop safely, target your searches, make a list and check it twice, and even handle customer service problems. Discover the best sites to shop for teenagers, your boss, or hard-to-please Aunt Agatha, find out where to purchase perfect last-minute gifts and get them in time, and even pick up post-holiday bargains without ever hitting the mall. Your gift? Time!

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470047088
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 7/31/2006
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 245
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Marsha Collier is widely acknowledged as the world's foremost eBay expert. She launched her first eBay business in the site's infancy and put her daughter through college on the profits. Marsha teaches eBay University courses, gives seminars, has appeared on NBC's Today Show and ABC's The View, and is the author or coauthor of more than a dozen books, including eBay For Dummies and Starting an eBay Business For Dummies (Wiley).
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Table of Contents

Introduction.

Where I’m coming from.

Where you’re coming from 2

Countdown to the holidays.

Icons used in the book.

My top eBay Store picks.

August — What’s the Big Deal about Shopping Online?

Why buy online instead of at a “real” brick-and-mortar store?

Just who is doing all this online selling?

What’s so different about eBay?

What other shopping sites are worth looking at?

September — Sign Up for Your First Purchase.

How do I join the community?

How do I keep track of everything?

How can I be sure it’s the real deal?

October — Make Your First Purchase.

Excuse me, do you know where they keep the . . . ?

How can I find out about the seller?

So let’s get shopping!

Buying your item outright.

What happens if I make a mistake?

What happens when I buy or win an item?

How can I be a better buyer?

November — Getting Ready for Cyber Monday!

Make your list—check it twice.

The secret’s in the timing.

My favorite auction-winning strategies.

Know your item’s value!

Buying and staying safe.

Buying stuff from other countries.

Early December — Checking Names Off Your List.

Measure the pulse of eBay.

Over 20,000 Categories?

Finding personalized gifts.

Gifts to our closest family.

Holiday fun and décor for you!

Late December — Last-Minute Shopping.

What’s a good last-minute gift?

How about silly stocking stuffers?

Shopping quickly on eBay Express.

After the Holidays — Um,That Jacket I Got Didn’t Fit.

Why not re-gift that fruitcake?

Get a Trading Assistant to sell for you.

Why not try selling the item yourself?

Filling in the required blanks.

January 1st — Time to Find the Bargains!

Shopping America’s virtual mall.

Shopping eBay Stores.

eBay Live Auctions.

Shopping the outlet stores.

Shopping eBay for the Rest of the Year.

eBay for back-to-school.

Let’s have an eBay wedding!

Even discount vacations!

No more big-box stores for the outdoors.

Home electronics on eBay.

Computers and office gear.

Home audio, video, and photo equipment.

Disability resources.

Get cooking!

For the junior musician.

Finding the sparkly stuff.

Some of My Favorite eBay Stores.

Apparel and Accessories.

Beachcombers Bazaar.

Blueberry Boutique.

BorderDogs T-Shirts.

BUY TOMMY BAHAMA on SALE.

Cellfashion Wireless.

DeCalo Fashion.

Diva-Deals.

Furs by Chrys.

Gotham City Online.

Laura’s Luxuries.

Only Authentic Louis Vuitton.

Perpetual Vogue.

Pretty Girlie Things.

Rockin’ Sox.

SHOETIME.

Silver Dollar Outpost.

Sophia’s Style Boutique.

Arts and Crafts.

Cornish Heritage Farms.

On Pins & Needles & More.

Tabbers Temptations.

Books,Movies, and Music.

Collector Book Store.

EvanP Discount Musical Instruments.

Jay and Marie.

Movie Magic USA.

Music N More.

Collectibles and Memorabilia.

AACS Autographs.

The Battlefield Store.

eMoviePoster Movie Poster Auctions.

The Executive Coin Company.

I Do Believe I Do Believe.

Muederjoe’s Collectors Heaven.

Ornaments4Less.

Noblespirit.

Patti’s Potpourri.

Pennant Palooza.

Period Paper.

Sally Jo’s Diamond Collectibles.

Superior Galleries.

eBay Tools.

Marsha Collier’s Fabulous Finds.

Food.

Beulahs Candyland.

Higher Groundz Coffee and Chocolates.

Holly’s Fudge Shop.

Hooked On Wine.

New York City Pizza.

The Wine Tasting Store.

Gifts.

Crystal Inphinity.

Entertainment House.

Extraordinary Things.

MetziYa Gifts and Judaica.

Michel Perchin Luxury Fountain Pens.

Tigereye’s Mystic Gem Creations.

Health and Beauty.

Beauty Rocks.

Prairieland Herbs.

Home and Garden.

A City Discount Restaurant Equipment.

The Corner Curiosity Shoppe.

Egypt Stars.

Framed Art by Tilliams.

Mary, Jo & Roz Aroma Galaxy.

Micro Mosaic Art.

MissLynette’s Antique Furniture.

Robert McMahan Photography.

SunJara Tea.

Touch of Europe.

Vintage China Etc.

Wellspring Gardens.

Jewelry.

Ever Charming’s Sterling Silver Charm Shop.

Chronoware.

Jewelers 3 Fine Jewelry.

Pieces of the Past.

Pugster, Inc.

SylvaRocks.

Pets.

Gallery Now.

HorseLoverz.

PixiePets.

Sports and Sporting Equipment.

The Collectable Trader.

DJ’s Board Shop.

Gotta Ride Bikes.

Rock Bottom Golf.

Snow Sport Deals.

Sporting Goods USA.

Toys and Hobbies.

100percentToys.

Art’s Game Store.

Dan’s Train Depot.

HitGaming’s Vintage Video Games.

Index.

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