The eBay Survival Guide: How to Make Money and Avoid Losing Your Shirt (Google eBook)
A no-holds-barred guide to safe and successful buying and selling on the popular online auction site. Reveals the strategies of winning bidders and offers tips for beating competitors to get the items you want--without overpaying or becoming the victim of scams. Filled with practical advice for avoiding frauds, what to do if an item doesn't sell, how to list items effectively, choosing an auction type, how to get the best price and much more. An excellent resource for anyone looking to steer clear of scammers, execute successful transactions, and win good stuff!
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Use the Listing Designer
HOW TO CREATE LISTINGS THAT SELL
Advertising eBay Style
Ways to Get Attention
Print Pyrotechnics and Eyestrain
How to Write Effective Descriptions
What to Put in a Description
Sorting and Filtering Search Results
Finding eBay Store Items
Using Other Search Pages
Searching by Seller
Searching by Bidder
Searching in eBay Stores
FINDING STUFF ON EBAY HIGHPOWER SEARCHES
Plurals and Possessives
Favorite Searches and Categories
Using the Browse Results List
Browsing and Searching eBay Stores
WHAT IS IT WORTH?
Researching an Items Value
Price Histories Guides and Other References
Finding Out Whats Hot and Whats Not
Tracking What People Are Searching for and Buying
Using ThirdParty Price Research Data
EBAY FOR SELLERS
SELLER DOS AND DONTS
eBay Seller Rules
Excessive Shipping and Handling Charges
Communicating and Closing the Deal
What If the Buyer Doesnt Contact Me?
Filing a Payment Reminder
Packing and Shipping
What If a Buyer Doesnt Pay?
What If a Buyer Is Trying to Con You?
What If Shipment Is Delayed or You Cant Ship?
How to Block a Bidder
Posting Buyer Feedback
eBays PowerSeller Program
FIGURING OUT WHAT TO SELL
Will People Really Buy Anything?
What Do You Want to Sell?
What Can You Get?
Demand and Market
How Much Is Your Time Worth?
SOURCES OF ITEMS TO SELL
Antique Malls and Shops
Wholesalers and Manufacturers
Where Are Wholesalers?
eBay Wholesalers and Secret Wholesale Sources
Buying from Manufacturers
LISTING ITEMS WHEN AND HOW
The Importance of Timing
Which Day Is Best?
Is It in Season?
How About Holidays and Anniversaries?
How to Create Your Listing
Select a Category
Posting in Two Categories
Describe Your Item
Set the Minimum Price
Set a Reserve Price
Set the Auction Duration and Scheduled Start Time
Have a Private Auction
Whats Not Permitted in Descriptions
A Template for Auction Descriptions
Keywords in Descriptions and Keyword Spamming
How to Use HTML in Listings
Seller Terms of Service
About Audio Video and 100+ KB Images
IT DIDNT SELL
But Is It Worth Relisting?
How to Improve the Listing
What Can You Do with Unsalable Items?
EBAY FOR BUYERS
BUYER DOS AND DONTS
eBay Buyer Rules
Communication and Payment Deadlines
Contacting the Seller
Dealing with Problems
What If a Seller Threatens You?
How to Communicate with the Seller
How to Get Seller Contact Information
Recourse for the Burned Buyer
Item Not Received or Significantly Not as Described Report
Other Complaints to eBay
eBays Buyer Protection Program
eBay Mediation Through SquareTrade
Feedback for Buyers
BID TO WIN
Timing of Your Bid
How to Research the Competition
Amounts of Bids
Number of Bids
Retract a Bid
How to Beat Snipers
HOW TO TURN A LOSS INTO A WIN
Take a SecondChance Offer
Make a Deal with the Winner
Make a Deal with a Seller
PAYING FOR AND GETTING YOUR ITEMS
ThirdParty Checkout Systems
Other Online Payment Systems
Excessive Shipping and Handling Charges
What If You Cant Pay at All?
Legal Consequences of Not Paying
HOW NOTTO GET RIPPED OFF AND WHAT TO DO IF YOU DO
SHILLS SLEAZES AND SELLER SCAMS
Is a Shill at Work?
Think Youve Encountered a Shill Bidder?
Looks Can Fool You
How to Identify Fakes
BOGUS PRODUCTS AND MONEYMAKING SCAMS
Giant EBook Collection
Find Out Anything About Anyone for Free
Buy This and Make a Fortune
Purchase Email Lists
HOW TO INVESTIGATE OTHER EBAY MEMBERS
Other Buyers and Sellers
ABBREVIATIONS AND ACRONYMS