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Making Everything Easier!
eBay® For Seniors for Dummies
Get your own eBay account for buying and selling
Shop for the best deals and avoid scams
Bolster your income by selling items on eBay
Pack items for safe shipping
Bestselling author of eBay For Dummies
Use the ideal marketplace for budget-beating bargains and making extra money!
If you've not begun using eBay, the world's #1 online site for finding bargains and selling your own stuff, there's no reason to keep waiting. This book, written by respected eBay expert Marsha Collier, gets you through the basics of getting online and browsing the Web. Soon you'll be into buying, selling, and enjoying all the benefits of being on eBay.
Where to begin register on eBay and PayPal and learn the rules for buying and selling
Ready, set, shop! discover how to find what you're looking for, how to win auctions, and when it's better to buy outright
Such a deal find out if it really is a bargain and understand add-ons such as shipping and insurance costs
Stay out of cyber-alleys learn how to rate sellers and buy only from reputable ones
Turn clutter into cash find items that are taking up space in your attic and sell them for a nice profit
Feed me discover why feedback is so important to the eBay community and how to get positives in your column
Nurture your nest egg supplement your income with your eBay sales
It's a rule understand eBay rules, regulations, fees, and services
Open the book and find:
How to speak the eBay language
The easy way to find the items you want
Tips on bidding to win
Steps for separating honest sellers from scam artists
Instructions on selling your first item
What PayPal is and how to use it
The importance of getting and leaving feedback
Advice for photographing items you're selling
Expert advice helps seniors find bargains and make money on eBay
eBay is a great place to help seniors find bargains or supplement their income by selling items. This book offers the basics on buying or selling on eBay with confidence in a format that's ideal for the senior audience, including a larger print format than traditional For Dummies books.
Author Marsha Collier is the undisputed authority on eBay. Her advice has helped millions of eBay users navigate the popular shopping and selling site. This book explains how to
Get your computer ready to use eBay
Go to the eBay site, sign up, and browse
Spot good deals, buy items, and pay safely
Set up your own sale
Take pictures of your merchandise and get them online
Receive payment and ship items
Understand eBay's fees and rules
eBay can be fun and profitable. This book makes it easy to get started!
About the Author
Marsha Collier is the undisputed eBay expert, with more than a million copies of her bestselling books in print. She was among eBay's first PowerSellers and has made eBay a full-time business for 12 years. Marsha also hosts her own weekly technology radio show broadcast online and over the air. She teaches eBay newcomers the basics at conferences and in numerous television and radio interviews.
Table of Contents
Part I: Joining the Crowd on eBay.
Chapter 1: Getting Comfy with the Spirit of eBay.
Chapter 2: Getting Ready for eBay Action.
Chapter 3: Navigating the eBay Site.
Part II: Shopping at the eBay Marketplace.
Chapter 4: Saving Time and Money by Shopping on eBay.
Chapter 5: Checking Out the Sales and Sellers.
Chapter 6: Bidding and Buying on eBay.
Chapter 7: Paying For and Receiving Your Merchandise.
Part III: Making Your Mark on eBay.
Chapter 8: Giving (and Getting) Essential Feedback.
Chapter 9: Setting Up Your About Me and My World Pages.
Chapter 10: Enhancing Your Presence and Following the Rules.
Part IV: Taking the Plunge: Running a Sale.
Chapter 11: Seeing to Your Selling-on-eBay Homework.
Chapter 12: Getting Items Ready for Listing.
Chapter 13: Constructing and Conducting Your Sale.
Chapter 14: Packaging and Shipping What You Sold.