Absolute Beginner's Guide to eBay

Absolute Beginner's Guide to eBay

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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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Product details

  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 177.8 x 226.1 x 25.4mm | 544.32g
  • Que Corporation,U.S.
  • United States
  • English
  • 4th edition
  • 078973561X
  • 9780789735614

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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About Michael Miller

Michael Miller is a successful and prolific writer, with more than 75 non-fiction books published since 1989. His most popular books include Que's Tricks of the eBay Masters, Easy eBay, Making a Living from Your eBay Business, Absolute Beginner's Guide to Computer Basics, and Easy Computer Basics. His 1999 book Complete Idiot's Guide to Online Auctions was one of the first books published on the eBay phenomenon, and was named Best Online Auction Book of the Year by BookBytes. He resides in Indianapolis, IN.
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