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Ebay for Dummies (For Dummies)

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Want to make money and save money on eBay? An eBay expert tells you how!

eBay is the 21st-century international marketplace. Isn't it time you got in on the action? Marsha Collier knows eBay like nobody else, and she's telling all. She'll show you how to shop wisely, win auctions, get great deals, find the right items to sell, make them irresistible to buyers, handle auctions with ease, deliver the goods, and make money!

  • Start here — sign up, learn your way around the site, and explore buying and selling tools

  • Find bargains — learn how to use the eBay search engine, what to look for in listings, and how to find out about the seller

  • Sell your stuff — see what's selling, understand eBay rules and tax issues, and learn the secrets of super listings

  • A virtual shingle — open an online store, conduct business safely, handle bookkeeping, and ship merchandise

  • Super strategies — get great photos of your items and promote your auctions with a blog

  • Get social — meet new customers and promote sales with Facebook, Twitter, and other social media

  • That's private — know how to protect your privacy and keep eBay safe for all

  • Solve problems — troubleshoot transactions and learn when to tell eBay of a problem

Open the book and find:

  • When to bid and when to pass

  • Tips and strategies to save you money

  • How to scope out a seller before you bid

  • What to do when an auction goes bad

  • Places to find stuff to sell

  • Hints for worry-free shipping

  • How to handle a buyer who doesn't respond

  • What you need to know about taxes

Learn to:

  • Set up an account for buying and selling

  • List items for sale with clear photos and effective descriptions

  • Communicate with bidders and manage multiple auctions

  • Set up a store, market your product, ship items, and collect payment

Synopsis:

The unparalleled guide to successfully buying and selling on eBay, fully revised and updated

eBay is the world's #1 shopping and selling site, where millions find bargains and make money with their own sales. Marsha Collier is the #1 eBay expert and bestselling author, with more than a million copies of her books in print. And eBay For Dummies has been the bestselling book on eBay since the original edition in 1999. Thoroughly updated to cover all the changes in the eBay site, eBay For Dummies, 7th Edition is an easy-to-follow path for new users to get from registration through making purchases to making sales.

Ultimate eBay authority Marsha Collier gets you started with information about signing up, navigating the site, and using the My eBay page to track you activity. She then shows you how to find the best bargains, make a winning bid, and complete your purchase securely. While she guides you into becoming a successful eBay seller, she also shows you how you can pick up extra money in a tight economy with eBay sales.

  • Walks you through listing an item, shoot and post a photo, communicate with bidders, safely ship a sold item, and securely collect your money
  • Shows you how to set up a seller account, list items, offer customer service, ship merchandise, and receive payment securely
  • Highlights expanded guidance on selling on eBay, which is the process that sparks the most demand for outside help
  • Explores eBay's special features, showing you how to work within the rules, use the community, and even set up a charity auction
  • Shares tips for managing multiple auctions, creating a store, troubleshooting, maintaining privacy, and reporting abuses

eBay For Dummies, 7th Edition prepares you to save money on your purchases and make money on your sales, all from the comfort of your home.

About the Author

Marsha Collier is the undisputed empress of eBay, with more than a million copies of her books in print. She is cohost of the Computer & Technology Radio Show heard online at wsradio.com and an in-demand educator for all things online-business-related. Marsha was one of eBay's original PowerSellers.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Part I: Getting a Feel for eBay 7

Chapter 1: Why Being on eBay Is So Much Fun 9

Chapter 2: Ready, Set, Go! Signing Up on eBay 19

Chapter 3: Finding Your Way Around eBay! 31

Chapter 4: Your Very Own, Private eBay 47

Part II: Buying Like an Expert 75

Chapter 5: Deal or No Deal? Search Tricks and More 77

Chapter 6: Get the Deal: Shopping eBay 101

Chapter 7: Auction-Winning Strategies 125

Chapter 8: Winner! Winner! Chicken Dinner? 139

Part III: Making Money the eBay Way 151

Chapter 9: Selling in Your Bunny Slippers for Fun and Profit 153

Chapter 10: Make It Sell: Completing the Cyber Paperwork 181

Chapter 11: Shopping or Selling with an eBay Store 209

Chapter 12: Closing the Deal and Shipping It Out 215

Chapter 13: Troubleshooting Transactions 239

Chapter 14: Increase Your Profits with Pictures and Other Strategies 257

Part IV: Even More of eBay's Special Features 277

Chapter 15: Privacy: Protecting Yourself Online 279

Chapter 16: Staying Safe and Sane 295

Chapter 17: Social Media and the eBay Community 317

Chapter 18: Mobile eBay Apps and Fun Features 333

Part V: The Part of Tens 341

Chapter 19: Ten (Or So) Golden Rules for eBay Buyers and Sellers 343

Chapter 20: Ten Services to Ease Your Way 349

Appendix: Finding Stuff to Sell 363

Index 371

Product Details

ISBN:
9781118098066
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Collier, Marsha
Publisher:
For Dummies
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Edition Description:
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Publication Date:
20120110
Binding:
Online electronic file accessible through online networks
Language:
English
Pages:
408
Dimensions:
235 x 189.2 x 21.6 mm 21.12 oz

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"Synopsis" by , The unparalleled guide to successfully buying and selling on eBay, fully revised and updated

eBay is the world's #1 shopping and selling site, where millions find bargains and make money with their own sales. Marsha Collier is the #1 eBay expert and bestselling author, with more than a million copies of her books in print. And eBay For Dummies has been the bestselling book on eBay since the original edition in 1999. Thoroughly updated to cover all the changes in the eBay site, eBay For Dummies, 7th Edition is an easy-to-follow path for new users to get from registration through making purchases to making sales.

Ultimate eBay authority Marsha Collier gets you started with information about signing up, navigating the site, and using the My eBay page to track you activity. She then shows you how to find the best bargains, make a winning bid, and complete your purchase securely. While she guides you into becoming a successful eBay seller, she also shows you how you can pick up extra money in a tight economy with eBay sales.

  • Walks you through listing an item, shoot and post a photo, communicate with bidders, safely ship a sold item, and securely collect your money
  • Shows you how to set up a seller account, list items, offer customer service, ship merchandise, and receive payment securely
  • Highlights expanded guidance on selling on eBay, which is the process that sparks the most demand for outside help
  • Explores eBay's special features, showing you how to work within the rules, use the community, and even set up a charity auction
  • Shares tips for managing multiple auctions, creating a store, troubleshooting, maintaining privacy, and reporting abuses

eBay For Dummies, 7th Edition prepares you to save money on your purchases and make money on your sales, all from the comfort of your home.

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