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Absolute Beginner's Guide to eBay, 4th Edition


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  • Copyright 2006
  • Edition: 4th
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  • ISBN-10: 0-7897-3561-X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-7897-3561-4

A new edition of this title is available, ISBN-10:  0789737833 ISBN-13: 9780789737830

eBay, the world's largest online trading community, has over 125 million registered users. According to the New York Times, more than 500,000 people make a full- or part-time living on eBay. On any given day there are close to 4 million items listed for auction on the eBay site. Want to make your mark on the eBay world?

Absolute Beginner's Guide to eBay, 4th Edition, is the perfect guide to help you conquer your first auction. The first three editions of this book were huge sellers, so it's only natural we would update this great book to reflect eBay's most recent upgrades and enhancements. This new edition is completely revamped to cover the way eBay is used today. It's more than just online auctions--users also buy and sell via fixed-price listings, Buy It Now, eBay Stores, Half.com, Trading Assistants, and more. You will find everything they need to know to get started in this book!


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Table of Contents

            Introduction    1

Part I    Welcome to eBay    5

    1       Understanding the eBay Marketplace    7

    2       Joing Up and Getting Started    19


Part II    Using eBay's Essential Tools    31

    3        Understanding and Using Feedback    33

    4        Researching Prodoucts with Reviews and Guides    41

    5        Managing Your eBay Activity with My eBay    49

    6        Creating Your Own Personal About Me Page    59

Part III    Buying Merchandise on eBay    65

    7        Searching for Items to Buy    67

    8        Bidding in Online Auctions    79

    9        Buying Fixed-Price Items    101

    10     Paying for Your Purchase--and Waiting for It to Arrive    109

    11     Protecting Yourself from Shady Sellers    121

    12    Sniping to Win    131

    13    Secrets of Successful Bidders    137

Part IV Selling Merchandise on eBay    149

    14    Before You Sell: Do Your Homework!    151

    15    Selling Items via Online Auction    163

    16    Selling Items at a Fixed Price    189

    17    Creating More Effective Item Listings    199

    18    Using Pictures in Your Listings    223

    19    Accepting PayPal and Other Methods of Papyment    237

    20    Automating Your Listings with heBay Turbo Lister    245

    21    After the Sale: Concluding the Transaction    253

    22    Managing Your Sales with eBay Selling Manager    261

    23    Packing and Shipping Your Items--Cheaply and Safely    271

    24    Dealing with Non-Paying Buyers    293

    25    Letting a Trading Assistant Sell Your Items for You    299

    26    Secrets of Successful Sellers    305

Part V:  Becoming a Power Seller    317

    27    Using Selling Management Software and Services    319

    28    Selling Internationally    327

    29    Opening a Trading Assistant Business    335

    30    Making a Living from eBay    343

            Index    351



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