Item Listing Parts:
Learn to Evaluate eBay Item Listings
Current bid Price, Buy it Now, and Reserve
The first thing you'll look at about any item, these parts of the listing tell the minimum amount you'll have to pay, whether or not you can buy the item immediately, and whether or not the seller is required to part with it.
Auction Time Left and High Bidder
Before you know whether or not you want to bid on an item you're shopping for, you'll want to find out how long the wait will be before a particular item is actually sold, how high the bidding may go, and who your competition is in bidding for it.
Evaluating Seller and Seller Feedback
The most critical part of shopping on eBay, these parts of the listing tell you about your chances for a happy transaction. Who is selling this item, how reliable are they, and how satisfied have other buyers been with their service? Find out before you bid.
Item Location and Shipping
They might seem like little details, but item location and shipping methods can mean the difference between paying in Dollars and paying in Pesos, between receiving an item this week and receiving it next month.
Reading Item Descriptions
Item descriptions are the real substance of item listings and one of the most critical things to monitor as you shop on eBay. Learn to look for important details like condition, flaws, disclaimers, terms, warranty details, included accessories, and other things that will shape your buying experience, whether or not you notice them beforehand.
Availability, Returns, and Payment Details
Most shoppers don't like to make a purchase without knowing how they'll be expected to pay for it and what they can expect if it doesn't turn out as expected. This information is to be found in most eBay item listings, too, if you know where to look.