eBay For Dummies

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John Wiley & Sons, Oct 11, 2006 - Business & Economics - 386 pages
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Thinking about buying or selling items on eBay? Whether you want to use eBay to make smart bids and win auctions or turn household clutter into cash, eBay for Dummies, Fifth Edition is your passport to the most successful trading community on the planet. Beginning with an overview of what eBay is and how to become a registered user, eBay for Dummies helps you discover how you can:
  • Search for items to buy and list items to sell on eBay
  • Place a bid—and determine how much you should spend
  • Use pictures and basic HTML to make your eBay listings more appealing
  • Communicate well and close deals without a problem
  • Identify auction terms (reserve price, starting bid, Buy It Now, etc.)
  • Organize your transactions and interactions using the My eBay page
  • Resolve buying and selling issues with eBay’s Trust & Safety program
  • And much more!

Registering at eBay makes you part of a really unique community of people who like to collect, buy, and sell items of just about every kind! So if you’re ready to join the millions of people who use their home computers to make great deals, buy cool stuff, and turn a profit, eBay for Dummies does all the legwork so you can sit back and let the bidding begin!


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I would not want to be Marsha Collier or her editor. I don't know how many revised editions are out there, but they will continue. Change is perpetual. That being said, this book is what got me ... Read full review

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I read this book from cover to cover and found almost everything I needed to know just a couple things I still left lingering in my mind on the selling issues. Easy to refer back to when you question ... Read full review


Part I Forget the Bricks and Mortar Getting a Feel for eBay
Part II Are You Buying What Theyre Selling?
Part III Are You Selling What Theyre Buying?
Part IV Oy Vay More eBay Special Features
Part V The Part of Tens
Appendix A Answers for the Fanatic Finding More Stuff to Sell
Appendix B Ramping Up Your eBay Business

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About the author (2006)

Marsha Collier spends a good deal of time on eBay. She loves buying and selling (she’s a PowerSeller with her own eBay store) as well as meeting eBay users from around the world. As columnist, author of three best-selling books on eBay, and guest lecturer at eBay University, she shares her knowledge of eBay with millions of online sellers. Thousands of eBay fans also read her monthly newsletter, Cool eBay Tools, to keep up with the changes on the site. eBay For Dummies is published in special versions for the United Kingdom, Canada, Germany, and Australia. Currently, she has 15 books in print on her favorite subject — eBay.
Out of college, Marsha worked in Fashion Advertising for the Miami Herald and then as Special Projects Manager for the Los Angeles Daily News. In 1984, she founded a home-based advertising and marketing business. Her successful business, the Collier Company, Inc., was featured by Entrepreneur magazine in 1985 (today she’s Entrepreneur.com’s eBay columnist). Marsha’s company later received the Small Business of the Year award from her California State Assemblyman and the Northridge Chamber of Commerce.
Most of all, Marsha loves a great deal — that’s what drew her to eBay in 1996, and that’s partially what keeps her busy on the site now. She buys everything from replacement toothbrush heads to parts for pool equipment to designer dresses. Marsha knows how to work and profit from eBay, and in this book, she shares that knowledge with you.

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