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Is It Possible to Contact eBay Directly?
How can I contact eBay directly? Use one of the customer support forms on the eBay website to contact eBay with a question, issue, or concern.
The Top 10 Mistakes Made by Beginning eBay...
Lots of people decide to seek their fortune on eBay, but lots of people also fall prey to a number of beginning mistakes that cost sales and profits. Here are the top ten and how to avoid them.
Ten Reasons to Choose Amazon Over eBay for...
Evaluating both eBay and Amazon as selling platforms? Here are ten reasons to consider Amazon over eBay as a selling platform.
How Does eBay Bidding Work, Anyway?
It can be difficult for beginners to figure out how to actually buy the item they're looking at on eBay. Here's how to make sense of eBay's deceptively simple hybrid pricing/bidding system.
Join eBay in 10 Easy Steps - eBay - eBay for...
If you've been putting off joining eBay because you were intimidated by the registration form, now is the time to do it. Follow these ten free and easy steps to create your eBay account for buying and selling and a PayPal account to make it easy to send and receive payments on eBay.
How do I change my eBay user ID?
Sometimes it's necessary to change an eBay user ID. If now is the time for you, read on to find out how it can be done.
How does eBay Buyer Protection work?
eBay's Buyer Protection program is widely touted on eBay and beyond as a way for eBay shoppers to feel safe about their purchases. But how does the program work, and what does it protect?
What You Should Do if You Receive a Fake or...
Though it's not a pretty truth, there are a significant number of fake and counterfeit items for sale on eBay. Here's what to do if you suspect that you've received such an item.
A Brief History of eBay
How did eBay start? A brief history of eBay from San Jose, 1994, to world domination.
Essential Dos and Don'ts When Using eBay
Getting suspended as an eBay trader can be a rude awakening, or even a totally unjust situation. Here is what you should (and should never) to do get back on track at eBay.
What is eBay?
An introduction to eBay: what it is, who uses it, where and why they use it, and what this means for you if you want to start using it.
How to Track Your eBay Purchases
Waiting for a package is hard enough without having to wonder just when it is going to arrive or whether there is a problem of some kind with the purchase or shipment. But how can you find these things out?
How do I find the item number for an eBay...
To talk to eBay about any listing or transaction, you'll need to know the item number of the listing in question. But how do you find this?
Understanding the Contact eBay Tool
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How to Handle Refund Requests on eBay
Problem transactions are a part of every seller's life, and refund requests are some of the most discouraging things a seller can see in his or her inbox. Don't let it get to you, though; keep your head about you and work for the best resolution you can.
Email eBay (eBay.com Tool)
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How to Cancel Bids and Listings
Canceling Bids and Listings: what to do when you decide that you don't want to sell after all, or that you want to sell now rather than later.
Should I buy that item from China?
Shoppers that have never bought an item from a Chinese (or other overseas) seller often balk at the thought. But how risky is it, really? And what should you know before buying from a foreign seller?
Using Links in eBay Item Descriptions (cont'd)
Thinking of including links in your item listings, but not sure how to do so or whether your particular use of links will be allowed by eBay? Here's the skinny on links in eBay listings, both the how-to and the dos and don'ts. Page 2.
Tips for Buying a Phone on eBay
Buying a phone on eBay can be a smart move that saves money, but it can also be a minefield. Here's what you need to know to ensure a happy outcome.
Using the My eBay System
Using eBay's My eBay system to manage your own account, including your listings, sold items, bids and buys, favorite searches, and feedback profile.
Common Pitfalls of eBay Reserve Auctions
The reserve auction has been an eBay character for a very long time that allows users to bid on an eBay auction for which a reserve price has been set.
Quick Guide to Describing Item Conditions
Whether new or used, all items are not created equal. Sometimes, however, it's hard to
Why You Shouldn't Reregister After Your Account...
If you've been suspended from eBay, you may be tempted to simply open a new account. Don't! eBay will very likely figure out who you are, suspend you again, and lock you out permanently. Here's what to do instead.
How to Retrieve Money After an eBay Sale
Recently make your first eBay sale? Wondering how to access the funds that you received in payment for your goods? Here are your options.
Online Auction Alternatives to eBay
eBay has changed a lot over the last several years, and these changes have caused many smaller sellers, especially those who prefer auction format selling, to search for alternatives. Here are some of the most popular.
Does eBay archive auction listings?
Does eBay archive auction listings? Yes. eBay maintains auction listings indefinitely, but using the eBay website members can only access listings that have ended within the last 90 days.
The Dos and Don'ts for Winning the Buyer...
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I Want an eBay Business, but How Do I Start?
There's no link that you can click on that will magically grant you a profitable eBay business. If you want to start one, you'll have to build your business the old fashioned way.
Use Listing Upgrades to Tweak Your Selling
The once dizzying array of eBay listing upgrades has in recent years been reduced to a few tried-and-true modifications and promotions that really do impact bids and sales.
How to Drive eBay Sales Using Facebook
Going viral with social media like Facebook is a common piece of advice for eBay sellers, but how exactly is this done? Here is a step-by-step guide that covers the basics.
5 'First Items' to Get You Started Selling on...
Sometimes the hardest part of becoming an eBay seller is deciding on and making your first sale. This can be especially true for would-be casual sellers that don't have a
Online Customer Support (eBay.com Tool)
eBay's Online Customer Support tool is the core of eBay's current customer service experience. Though some find it to be unhelpful, it is possible to have most issues resolved using this online system.
Buyer's Remorse? How to Cancel an eBay Purchase
Sometime during his or her eBay life, every eBayer will make a serious mistake and hit the panic button. What can you do, once you're on the
Auction vs. Fixed-Price: How to Choose a...
The two most basic ways to sell your item on eBay are by using the venerable auction format to solicit bids or by listing your item at a fixed price at which someone can immediately buy it. Here's which one to choose for your sales, and why.
Eight Things You Should Know Before Shopping on...
Yes, you can shop on eBay without any special training or insider information, just by clicking on the
Check Your Seller Dashboard
As a seller, your goal is always to offer great customer service and to follow eBay's rules to the letter. But how are you actually doing on these fronts in eBay's eyes, and is eBay's opinion about your performance having a positive or a negative effect on your ability to sell? eBay's seller dashboard provides the answers that you need.
Make eBay's Cassini Search Work for You
With its new Cassini search system, eBay is raising the ante on quality selling practices. Here's what you need to know about Cassini to get ahead, rather than fall behind, on the new eBay.
Signs Your eBay Account Has Been Stolen
Stolen accounts are one of the most serious, and regrettably one of the more common, problems in the eBay community. Find out how to recognize a stolen account problem and what to do to fix it.
Making Sense of eBay Auctions With a "Reserve...
Reserve auctions can be confusing and create complications for buyer and seller alike. Here are simple tips for both buyers and sellers about reserve price auctions.
Don't Get Sucked In by These Common eBay Scams
eBay scams aren't as common as some imagine, but they are out there. Learn to recognize the signs and avoid them by running in the other direction when you see them.
Ebay 101: How to Make Your 1st Purchase
How to Bid or Buy on eBay: An index to the basics, from joining to finding your item to placing a bid.
The How and Why of Private eBay Listings
Ever stumble across an eBay listing that didn't let you see its list of previous bidders? Private eBay listings can confuse some, but there are good reasons why sellers use them.
What should I sell on eBay? Where should I get...
If you don't already know what to sell on eBay when you start your eBay business, you may be thinking about the question in the wrong way. The answer changes from week to week, sometimes even from day to day.
Preparing to Buy a Car, Truck, or Other Vehicle...
Buying a car, truck, or other vehicle on eBay Motors is a lot like doing the same thing at your local dealer. Here's what you should think about before you begin to shop.
What does it cost to trade on eBay? Is there a...
If you're not yet an eBay trader, you may assume that it actually costs a lot to trade on eBay: annual memberships, transaction fees, surcharges, and so on. In fact, this isn't the case. If you're a shopper, eBay doesn't cost you a thing, and if you're a seller, your charges depend entirely on how much you sell.
8 Tips for Selling Clothing on eBay
There are a few techniques that you can employ to maximize your potential when selling clothing on eBay. Here are a few of them.
Transferring Payment and Vehicle Ownership
Your eBay Motors vehicle listing has ended successfully and you and your buyer have assembled all of the necessary paperwork and made arrangements to convey both payment and the vehicle. Now it's time to finish the deal and tie up loose ends. Here's what to watch out for.
What To Do When You Don't Get Paid
Most transactions go off without a hitch, but what about those winners that seem to drag their feet endlessly, never quite managing to pay you for the item?
Beginner's Guide to Direct-From-Manufacture...
It looks temptingly easy these days to buy goods for resale online, direct from international manufacturers. What you may be missing and/or why you may feel as though you're getting in over your head.
Listing Your Vehicle for Sale on eBay Motors
All ready to post a listing on eBay motors? If you've already completed the necessary preparation, here's how to go about posting that motors listing and what you need to know as you do it.
Is it safe to buy a car or truck on eBay?
eBay Motors offers shoppers the chance to buy major vehicles of all kinds on eBay. But is it safe to buy and sell assets of this size and complexity online?
5 Reasons eBay Restricts Selling
If you've received a notice that your selling has been temporarily restricted, don't worry, it's not the end of your eBay selling days. If you don't keep a few things in mind in the future, though, it could be.
Sniping on eBay: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
Beginners are often thrilled and terrified to discover the concept of
How much is my item worth?
Need to know how much your item might be worth before deciding whether or not to sell it on eBay? Here's how to get a pretty good estimate.
Ten Things to Know About Your eBay ID
New to eBay or not, many people never think twice about their eBay usernames. Here are some important things you may or may not have known about your eBay user ID.
10 Tips for Selling a Car on eBay
If you've ever thought about selling a motor vehicle or major motor vehicle component on eBay, this set of quick tips is for you. Learn how to get started and the important basics to keep in mind.
7 Things You Should Never Sell on eBay
Though eBay is the ideal marketplace for selling a wide variety of goods, both secondhand and new, there are some types of items that you probably don't want to sell on eBay. Read on to find out what they are.
Should I shop eBay or Amazon for my purchase?
With Amazon.com becoming a second 800-pound gorilla in online sales, it can be easy to think that eBay has been eclipsed. In fact, it often makes more sense to choose one over the other, depending on circumstances.
Why am I being charged by eBay?
It can be frustrating to be billed by eBay unexpectedly. Here are tips to help you figure out the issue and resolve it.
Why is PayPal holding my money?
Did you complete a sale only to find that PayPal has placed a hold on the funds that your buyer paid you? Why did this happen? How long will the hold last? And how can you avoid one in the future? Find out.
Can You Change Your Mind About a Sale?
Sellers can change their mind about a sale only if no one has yet won or ended an auction listing.
Preparing to List Your Vehicle for Sale
So you've decided to sell your car on eBay but need a little bit of help to get started. The first article in this series on eBay Motors vehicle sales helps you to identify the first few steps to take.
Getting Notifications by Text Message or IM
When you're tired of having to check your email or go to the eBay website to find out about the status of your auctions, consider setting up text message (SMS) or instant message (IM) notification for your eBay account.
What Every eBay User Should Know About Refunds...
The refund or return process on eBay isn't quite the same as it is on other ecommerce web sites. On eBay, buyers and sellers must negotiate directly with one another to complete the refund process. Here are some tips to help refunds and exchanges along.
Make a Sale on eBay
Knowing how to sell is key to becoming an eBay seller, so this article tells you how to make a sale on eBay, even if you're completely new to the eBay selling process.
Your Item Didn't Sell? Relist It
Did you know that when you list an item for sale on eBay and it doesn't sell the first time around, you can relist it for free?
Don't Limit Yourself to eBay Selling
eBay is still one of the best online platforms for sellers, but if you're serious about your business, don't limit yourself to eBay selling if you're leaving money on the table by doing so.
Goofbay.com (eBay Sniping Site)
These details about eBay sniping site Goofbay.com will help you decide whether or not it's the right eBay sniping platform for you.
Using the eBay Shopping Cart
It's 2011 and eBay is finally (for some) or unfortunately (in the opinions of others) rolling out a shopping cart tool to make the eBay buying experience more similar to the one found on other retail sites. Find out what you need to know as a buyer, and as a seller.
11 Tips for Haggling on eBay
Though at first glance eBay seems like a haggle-free zone of automatic bidding, buying, and selling, there is a certain amount of room on eBay for haggling by buyers and sellers alike. Here are some tips for eBay haggling.
Top Ten Mistakes Made by Beginning eBay Shoppers
Being a new eBay shopper isn't exactly an easy task. For all the cost savings and variety to be had on eBay, it also remains a complex and often chaotic shopping experience when compared to other online shopping venues. Here are the top mistakes new eBay shoppers make.
Can I buy and sell wholesale or in bulk lots on...
Though eBay is a great market for finding deals on (and getting rid of) household items and products that you use, it's also a great place for big-time buyers and sellers to move inventories at wholesale.
Item Listing
: Item listings are the basic way to buy and sell on eBay. Every item that has been placed for sale on
How to Maximize Bids by Timing Your Listings...
Maximize Bids by Timing Listings: How to improve the number of bids your auctions receive and the total sale value that you achieve, simply by adjusting your timing.
eBay Sniping Services Compared
Having trouble deciding which eBay sniping site to use? This concise comparison table may help you to decide.
eBay Classifieds is More than Craigslist, Less...
For a long time, retail shoppers and sellers used the intense and frenetic eBay marketplace and classified ads buffs used the very garage-sale-like Craigslist, and that was that. Today eBay Classifieds is plotting a course in the middle of the two: a classified ads site with nice features that's actually easy to use, easy on the eyes, and growing fast enough to be useful.
Dos and Don'ts for Selling Digital Goods on eBay
Yes, it is possible to sell digital information on eBay, but it's not as easy as many imagine. Here's what you need to be sure to do, and what you need to be sure not to do, if you're going to make it work.
Where is the rest of my money?
Have you sold an item on eBay, only to be frustrated by the amount of cash left for you once all is said and done? Here's what you need to know to keep this from happening next time around.
eBay Corporate Profile
Think eBay's just a website? Think again. Today's eBay is a sprawling, global empire of billions of dollars in brands and platforms in several major strategic areas, and has seen something of a turnaround since the dark days of 2008.
Join eBay in 10 Easy Steps (Page 2) - eBay -...
If you've been putting off joining eBay because you were intimidated by the registration form, now is the time to do it. Follow these ten free and easy steps to create your eBay account for buying and selling and a PayPal account to make it easy to send and receive payments on eBay.
Using eBay's Product Catalog and Item Specifics
For maximum search placement on today's eBay, you should become friends with eBay's product catalog entries and the item specifics drop-down lists on the sell your item form.
Customize Your My eBay Summary
Your My eBay page is one of the most useful parts of the eBay website, since it contains information about and links to virtually every aspect of your eBay life. Learn how you can customize it even further to fit your eBay buying and selling habits like a glove!
Don't Start a Business Without One of These
eBay makes it so easy to sell that it can also be easy to accidentally transition from casual seller of used personal items to professional seller for profit. Don't do this without first registering yourself as a business.
What to Do When eBay is Running Slow
If the eBay website seems to be running slowly to you, it can be caused by any one of several possible factors—and the fix can be any one of several possible remedies.
How does ebay Motors' Vehicle Purchase...
The eBay Motors Vehicle Protection Program helps to protect buyers from fraud and bad-faith auto and other vehicle sales on eBay. Know how the program works before you decide to buy a vehicle on eBay Motors.
eBay Rules Survival Guide
Though the eBay rule book is dozens if not hundreds of pages long, a few basic ideas are all you really need to keep in mind to stay on the right side of the eBay law.
Finding Out What's Hot After eBay Pulse
eBay Pulse was once a quick and easy place to turn to monitor eBay trends. With Pulse having been retired in October 2012, however, what's come along to take its place?
Controlling Your eBay Fees for Maximum Profit
Even in the best of times it makes no sense to pay more than you have to for a service, and this truism applies to selling on eBay as well. If you're a seller of any volume at all, you owe it to yourself to take a moment and see whether you could bring your eBay fees under better control.
Use Terapeak for eBay Market Research and...
If you're an aspiring eBay seller but not using a research and analytics tool like Terapeak, you're probably paying more in fees than you need to, leaving money on the table with your pricing, and unaware of best practices and competitors for your kinds of goods.
How to Sell Internationally on eBay
Selling internationally on eBay can be both fun and profitable. Here's how to do it, along with a few things to keep in mind so that your experience and your buyers' experiences are good ones.
Contacting eBay Members
Contacting eBay Members: Why eBay members sometimes want to contact other eBay members, what to know before you try, and how to get the job done.
Opening an eBay Store
eBay Stores provide a very inexpensive, long-duration listing format and a wealth of selling tools to sellers who deal in high-volume commodity or high-cost, low-demand goods.
Can eBay sellers have multiple accounts?
There are both buyers and sellers that want to know whether or not eBay allows individuals or businesses to trade under several eBay accounts. Here's what you need to know.
How much can I get for my item on eBay?
: How much can I get for my item on eBay? When you’re new to eBay selling, the question of eBay pricing
Use eBay Listing Analytics to Improve Your eBay...
Analytics tools can help you to outmaneuver other sellers for search placement, visibility, bids, and ultimately market share. Here are three, one of them free, of the most popular analytics tools on eBay's app store.
Quick Tips for eBay Photos
Most sellers realize that it's important to include a photo of the sale item in every item listing. Not all photos, however, are created equal. Read on for quick tips about eBay listing photos.
How to Purchase and Print Your Own Shipping...
If you're not paying for and printing your own shipping labels online using eBay and PayPal,you're probably spending unnecessary time and effort.Here's how.
Clues That Tell You Not to Bid
Tip-offs That You Don't Want to Bid: Big red flags to avoid when bidding on eBay auctions.
Five Easy Ways to Find Market Trends and Decide...
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Packing Materials and Where to Get Them
Some eBay sellers drop ship. For everyone else, there's the packaging process. Here's a list of the most common materials and where to get them.
Thirty Ways to Source for eBay Selling
You already know you're not one of the big-name retailers that eBay has been courting in recent years, but you still want to make a eBay selling a sideline. What are some ways to get something to sell?
Ten eBay Website Features You May Have Missed
eBay's web marketplace is always changing as eBay adds new features and removes old ones. Here are ten interesting eBay website features of which you may not previously have been aware.
Use Disclaimers for Smooth Transactions
While disclaimers often get a bad rap for being a way to avoid responsibility, they actually help buyers and sellers to know exactly what to expect in a transaction.
Top Ten Risks eBay Sellers Face
There are lots of do and don't lists out there for eBay sellers, but few that actually go over what the risks involved are. Here are ten of the top issues that all of those do and don't lists are trying to help you to cope with and/or avoid as an eBay seller.
Navigating the eBay Website
Navigating the eBay Website: major components of the eBay website, how to reach them, and what each one of them is for.
Quick Tips for Escrow on eBay
Some eBay transactions are large enough to make buyer, seller, or both just a little bit nervous about trading with someone whom they've never met. At times like this, consider using escrow to complete the transaction.
Customize and Configure Your eBay Store
Opening an eBay store is only half the battle. If your eBay store is going to be successful, you'd also better make sure that it represents you, your business, and the particular identities of both.
When should I ship my item?
The question of. eBay.
12 Things You Didn't Know About eBay Feedback
eBay's feedback system is amongst the most complex and nuanced of all online trading marketplaces. Such subtlety can make ratings more meaningful, but it can also obscure the facts if you don't understand the system. Here are twelve things you should know about eBay's feedback system.
How does eBay Seller Protection work?
eBay's Seller Protection program can give you a leg up in eBay disputes, but only if you know the ground rules and how to position yourself to take advantage of it.
eBay or AliExpress? Reasons to Shop (or Not) on...
Where to shop? eBay or AliExpress, that is increasingly the question. Here are some of the benefits of each of them.
Proxy Bidding
Proxy Bidding: the system eBay uses to allow bidders to compete for an item without having to watch it continuously.
How do I buy and pay for goods from other...
From time to time you may find yourself wanting to bid on goods listed in other countries. Can you bid on these goods? If so, how do you pay for them?
I Wired Money for an eBay Item that Never...
Did you send money via wire transfer for an eBay item and are still waiting weeks for it to arrive? Here's your answer on what to do when that happens.
What is PayPal and how does it work on eBay?
A PayPal Primer: Understanding the payment system preferred by eBay and the majority of its active buyers and sellers.
10 Things You Didn't Know About eBay
Did you know that you can blog on eBay just like you can on MySpace? Or that you can support your favorite cause by selling on eBay? Or that you can have eBay send text messages to your phone? Or that you may need a business license to sell on eBay?
Sell-Through Percentage
Sell-through percentage is one of the most important metrics that sellers use to monitor performance and enhance their decision-making and marketing ability on eBay.
How do I close my eBay account?
Dissatisfied with eBay's customer service? Tired of buying and selling in auction format? Just generally turning over a new leaf? If you're sure you want to close your eBay account, here's how.
Final Value Fee
One of the two major eBay fee categories, all sellers will pay a final value fee for their eBay auctions.
Insertion Fee
Every auction you see on eBay has been subject to insertion fees, which are calculated specifically for the item and options in each case.
Five Ways to Promote Better on eBay
Five Ways to Promote Better on eBay
Top Bookkeeping Tools for Small Business Owners
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Selling on eBay: Quick Tips at a Glance
Just the quick and dirty tips on how to sell most effectively on eBay. What to do, what not to do, and links to more information.
Should I Join That Drop-Shipping Website?
There is some seriously persuasive marketing out there telling prospective eBay sellers that drop-shipping is the path to success on eBay, or even to financial independence in general. What's the real story on drop-shippers? It's a lot more complicated than that.
7 Ways to Shop on eBay U.S. from Outside the...
If you're living outside the U.S. you may have found that though you'd like at times to shop eBay's United States site, it can be difficult to find sellers or items that are officially available to you as an international buyer. Here are some ways to improve your success rate.
Was my item really delivered? Where is it?
You made a purchase on eBay and the carrier says that it was delivered...only you don't have it. What gives, and how can you go about getting your stuff?
Junk into Cash on eBay, Room-by-Room
If you've heard that eBay is a great place to turn junk into cash and lamented the utter lack of cash-worthy junk in your life, this article may be for you. Complete this room-by-room tour of your home and find something that can bring you dollars on eBay.
Sniping on eBay: The Good, the Bad, and the...
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Preparing to Conclude Your Vehicle Sale
After your eBay Motors listing finishes successfully, there are a few things you need to do before you'll be ready to meet with your buyer and transfer ownership of the vehicle. Don't ignore these steps; forgetting about them is the most common cause of transaction difficulties.
Make eBay's Cassini Search Work for You (cont'd)
With its new Cassini search system, eBay is raising the ante on quality selling practices. Here's what you need to know about Cassini to get ahead, rather than fall behind, on the new eBay. Page 2.
eBay Sellers and Tax Changes
The IRS has announced a new Form 1099-K for the reporting of gross receipts using electronic payment systems, including PayPal and credit card merchant accounts. Starting in 2011, you'll have to account for the online payments you've received.
Dos and Don'ts for Sniping on eBay
Sniping isn't for everyone and it doesn't help in all cases, but it is for some, and sometimes it does win the day. Here are some dos and don'ts for sniping on eBay to help you decide whether to do it, when to do it, and how best to snipe when you choose to be a sniper.
Sniping on eBay, Revisited
Many readers took umbrage at our earlier article on eBay auction sniping, so it's time to revisit the issue and answer the two concerns that figured most prominently into user feedback.
Item Descriptions Made Easy
You've been told to write nice item descriptions rather than lousy ones, but what does a nice item description look like, and how do you go about writing one? This step-by-step guide helps you to generate an item description that will sell your goods.
Visual Guide to eBay's Selling Form - eBay -...
If you're a new to selling on eBay, a little bit of guidance can go a long way toward helping you to make a successful start. Use this step-by-step visual guide to help you list your first eBay item for sale.
Why are my sales so slow?
Wondering why your sales are slow? Lots of inexperienced sellers find themselves in this position. Don't just wait to see if they pick up; see whether you're doing something to harm them.
Why is it so hard to succeed on eBay?
Some say eBay is a get-rich-quick heaven. Others say you'll be luck to clear a few dollars rather than go bankrupt. So which is it? Is today's eBay feast or famine for would-be sellers?
Should I "Max Out" that eBay Promotion?
eBay increasingly offers tempting listing promotions to sellers on a regular basis: 100 free listings this weekend, 1,000 free listings next weekend, and so on. What's not to like? Shouldn't you take advantage of these promotions since eBay is offering them? The answer may be more complex than you imagine it to be.
Resolving Disputes With Sellers
Resolving Disputes With Sellers: What to do when an eBay purchase transaction doesn't exactly go according to plan.
Bid Retraction
Bid retractions can be made by prospective buyers only under very specific circumstances.
Quick Guide to Listing Formats
eBay offers a variety of listing formats to help buyers and sellers connect and transact. This quick guide runs down the basic set of eBay listing formats to help you decide the best way to move your goods.
Can I take back (retract) a bid?
It is possible under some circumstances to retract a bid, but in general eBay rules forbid it. That's not to say that you can't get away with it, though, and here's how.
Ten Things to Know About eBay Auction Listings
eBay auction listings are the original, classic eBay buying and selling format. Here are ten things you should know about them.
Does eBay track sales statistics?
The more serious you are about buying or selling on eBay, the more likely it is that serious market research data will become important to you. Once you decide that you want to know what the most listed items are, or what the average selling price of a certain kind of item is, there is nothing left but to choose a product and access the data. Here's a starting list of datasets.
Can I link to my business from eBay?
Linking somehow to your own business or business website seems an obvious thing to do on eBay. So what's the best way to do it? The answer might surprise you.
Ten Things to Know About eBay Fixed-Price...
Fixed price listings aren't new to eBay any longer, but they haven't been around forever. Here are some things that you may or may not know about them.
Quick Tips for Selling Furniture on eBay
It is certainly possible to sell large household items like furniture on eBay, provided you're ready for the shipment hassles that come along with such a sale, and provided you can lure buyers with well-crafted, photo-rich listings. Here are some tips to get you started.
Can I back out of an auction bid?
Can I back out of an auction bid? Generally speaking, no. Your bid is a legal and binding contract.
Can I automatically calculate my eBay fees?
eBay's fee structure has traditionally been complicated, and that complexity has been magnified by ongoing changes to eBay's fee structure. Isn't there some way to automatically calculate what fees eBay will charge?

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