eBay : Top 100 Simplified Tips and Tricks

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Providing adventurous users with 100 useful and surprising techniques, this book is the ideal resource to help readers become even more profitable users of eBay, the world's largest online marketplace. Organized into ten chapters, with ten tasks per chapter, this book provides the timesaving tips, cool secrets, and insider tricks to help take readers' knowledge of eBay beyond the basics. Readers discover how to take better pictures to help sell items, write stellar marketing copy to get those items sold faster and decrease questions from bidders, and find out the best time to start and end an auction to guarantee success.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 219 pages
  • 215.9 x 254.5 x 17.5mm | 789.26g
  • John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • Hungry Minds Inc,U.S.
  • Foster City, United States
  • 2nd ed.
  • col. Illustrations
  • 0764555952
  • 9780764555954

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"...good quality book at a reasonable price..." (PC How To, October 2004) "...quick tips and insider information..." (PC Utilities, August 2004)
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Table of contents

1. Smart Searching on eBay. Task # 1: Expand Your Search Depth. Task # 2: Perform an Advanced Search. Task # 3: Research Completed Items for Market Prices. Task # 4: View What Others Have Bought. Task # 5: Supplement Your Searches with Browse. Task # 6: Using Categories to Refine Searches. Task # 7: Find Hot Items. Task # 8: Search While You Sleep. Task # 9: Find eBay's Hidden Gems. Task # 10 Create Photo Albums of Search Results. Task # 11: Find It Fast with eBay's Site Map. 2. Using Smart Shopping on eBay. Task #12: Watch an Item You Want to Buy. Task #13: Ask a Seller a Question. Task #14: Save Time with Feedback Tools. Task #15: Buy Regionally to Save Shipping. Task #16: Find Unique Items in Other Countries. Task #17: Get Bid Alerts with the eBay Toolbar. Task #18: Shop for Last--Minute Bargains. Task #19: Using Gallery View to Quickly Shop. Task #20: Buy Multiple Items to Save on Shipping. Task #21: Factor In Hidden Costs. 3. Improve Your Bidding & Buying Strategies. Task #22: Using Proxy Bidding to Your Advantage. Task #23: Snipe with Last--Second Bidding. Task #24: Snipe While You Sleep. Task #25: Out--Snipe Snipers with Advanced Techniques. Task #26: Make Odd Numbers Work for You. Task #27: Check Prices of Common Items. Task #28: Get a Low Price with Dutch Auctions. Task #29: Buy a Car with eBay Motors. Task #30: Find Real Estate Bargains. Task #31: Support a Good Cause. Task #32: Join the Elite Fray of Live Auction Bidding. 4. Paying For Items Painlessly. Task #33: Find the Right Payment Options. Task #34: Set Up a PayPal Account. Task #35: Add PayPal Funds. Task #36: Withdraw Funds from PayPal. Task #37: Save Time with Auction Payments. Task #38: Get Discounts with Anything Points. Task #39: Using Escrow to Buy Your Item. Task #40: Troubleshoot After--Sale Problems. Task #41: Resolve Payment Disputes with SquareTrade. Task #42: Using Feedback to Build Goodwill. 5. Smart Selling on eBay. Task #43: Avoid Problems with Trademark Protection. Task #44: Check That eBay Allows Your Item. Task #45: Set an Auction Length. Task #46: Determine When to Use Buy It Now. Task #47: Create a Fixed--Price Listing. Task #48: Sell in Bulk with Dutch Auctions. Task #49: Protect Your Item with a Reserve. Task #50: Save Money on Listing Fees. Task #51: Give Your Listing a Background Color. Task #52: Jazz Up Your Listing with Listing Designer Graphics. Task #53: Save Time with Pre--filled Information. Task #54: Make a Second--Chance Offer. 6. Using Effective Seller Tools. Task #55: Using Photoshop Elements to Edit a Picture. Task #56: Copyright Your Auction Photographs. Task #57: Track Listing Visits with a Free Counter. Task #58: Start an Auction with the Scheduler. Task #59: Create Auction Listings with Turbo Lister. Task #60: Research Auctions with Deep Analysis. Task #61: Determine the Best Auction Days. Task #62: View eBay Seller Newsletters. 7. Boost Your Sales with Advanced Selling Techniques. Task #63: Benefit from PowerSellers. Task #64: Save Money with Image--Hosting. Task #65: Add Multiple Images in Slideshow Format. Task #66: Using Statistics to Measure Sales. Task #67: Get Organized with Selling Manager. Task #68: Improve Your Listings with eBay's HTML Editor. Task #69: Market Your Goods with an eBay Store. Task #70: Create Your Own Store with Vendio. Task #71: Cross--Promote Your eBay Store Items. Task #72: Manage Cross--Promoted Item Categories. 8. Maximize Your Item's Exposure. Task #73: Emphasize Listings with Your About Me Page. Task #74: Give Shoppers a Preview with Gallery. Task #75: Place Your Item on eBay's Home Page. Task #76: Using Bold and Highlighting to Emphasize Auctions. Task #77: Maximize Visibility with Featured Auctions. Task #78: Call Attention to Your Other Auctions. Task #79: Showcase Thumbnails of Related Auction Items. Task #80: Appeal to Buyers with SquareTrade's Seal of Approval. Task #81: Attract Traffic to Your Auction. Task #82: Boost All Auctions with a Strategic Item. 9. Smart Shipping for Sellers. Task #83: Create Good Terms of Sale. Task #84: Retrieve Shipping Information. Task #85: Place a Shipping Calculator in Your Listing. Task #86: Save Time and Money with Flat Rates. Task #87: Print Your Own Stamps. Task #88: Protect Yourself with Delivery Confirmation and Insurance. Task #89: Using U--Pic to Insure Packages. Task #90: Using eBay to Purchase Packing Supplies. Task #91: Order Free Supplies. Task #92: Send Large, Valuable, or Fragile Items. 10. Tap into the eBay Community Gold Mine. Task #93: Find a Home in the Discussion Boards. Task #94: Browse the Discussion Boards. Task #95: Get Answers with Live Chat. Task #96: Get Answers with Message Boards. Task #97: Using eBay University to Take Classes. Task #98: Network with eBay Groups. Task #99: Find Outside Auction Communities. Task #100: Stay Informed with Industry Newsletters.
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About Maran Graphics

Julia Wilkinson is fortunate to have nice mail carriers, who put up with her many incoming and outgoing eBay packages. She is a writer with 15 years experience in online communities and Web content production. She worked for America Online (formerly Quantum Computer Services) from 1988--1997, and was Director of Community for womenCONNECT.com from 1997--1999. Julia is the author of My Life at AOL, Best Bang for Your Book and several ebooks about the online auction business, including What Sells on eBay for What. Her writing has appeared in various publications, including Reader's Digest, The Washington Post, Virginia, and AuctionBytes Update. Julia publishes her own monthly newsletter, Yard Salers and eBayers. Julia holds a B.A. from the University of Virginia and lives in Virginia with her husband, children, their pet parakeets, Super and FluffPuff, and their fish, Scales.
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