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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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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?
A Brief History of eBay
How did eBay start? A brief history of eBay from San Jose, 1994, to world domination.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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?
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.
Understanding the Contact eBay Tool
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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.
Email eBay (eBay.com Tool)
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The Dos and Don'ts for Winning the Buyer...
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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.
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?
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
Sniping on eBay: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
Beginners are often thrilled and terrified to discover the concept of
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.
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?
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.
How do I find an item number?
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
Quick Guide to Describing Item Conditions
Whether new or used, all items are not created equal. Sometimes, however, it's hard to
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
Understanding Reserve Auctions
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
Common Mistakes When Drop Shipping Through eBay
Drop shipping is one of the classic direct marketing models, and it has done very well for a large number of entrepreneurs. Be aware, however, that drop shipping on eBay can present special challenges—challenges that you'll need to surmount if you plan to succeed.
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.
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.
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.
eBay Sniping Services Compared
Having trouble deciding which eBay sniping site to use? This concise comparison table may help you to decide.
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.
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.
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.
Buying on eBay: Quick Tips at a Glance
Just the quick and dirty tips on how to buy most effectively on eBay. What to do, what not to do, and links to more information.
How to Snipe on eBay
Ever wonder what all of the fuss is over auction
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.
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.
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.
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.
How to Choose an eBay Business Model
Six classic, time-tested models for selling on eBay explained.
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.
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.
Five Easy Ways to Find Market Trends and Decide...
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Using 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.
Five Ways to Promote Better on eBay
Five Ways to Promote Better on eBay
Sniping on eBay: The Good, the Bad, and the...
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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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
Resolving Disputes With Sellers
Resolving Disputes With Sellers: What to do when an eBay purchase transaction doesn't exactly go according to plan.
Top Bookkeeping Tools for Small Business Owners
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Ways to Promote Your eBay Selling Using Pinterest
Excited about Pinterest but in need of some ideas about how to use it for eBay marketing? Here are a few tips to help you to bring Pinterest into your social marketing fold.
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.
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.
Don't Avoid Filing Disputes
eBay buyers and sellers often complain that as eBay grows, there are more and more problem eBay users. Are you doing your part to ensure that problem users are removed from eBay? If you're not filing disputes in response to bad experiences, you may not be.
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?
Item Listing
: Item listings are the basic way to buy and sell on eBay. Every item that has been placed for sale on
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.
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.
eBay vs. Amazon.com for Sellers
In recent years Amazon.com has been mentioned again and again as eBay's chief competitor as a popular selling platform. Which is better for you? This head-to-head comparison in several major areas may help you to decide.
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?
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.
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?
When should I ship my item?
The question of. eBay.
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?
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.
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 Analytics to Improve Your Sales
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.
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.
Recognize Common eBay Scams Against Buyers
A rundown of the common ways scammers try to cheat you out of your money on eBay. For example: NEVER pay by wire; pay by PayPal or credit card.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A PayPal Primer
A PayPal Primer: Understanding the payment system preferred by eBay and the majority of its active buyers and sellers.
GIXEN.com (eBay Sniping Site)
These details about eBay sniping site GIXEN.com will help you decide whether or not it's the right eBay sniping platform for you.
Shipping Freight
If your package is really heavy or really large, watch out: it could be too large for standard shipment.
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.
Streamline Your Records with PayPal and Excel
If you're a small or medium-sized eBay buyer or seller, get a leg up on your bookkeeping by downloading all of your PayPal transactions and accessing them through financial or numerical software programs!
All About PowerSellers
You've seen the logo and the word around eBay, but how does one become a PowerSeller and what benefits does this program offer to eBay buyers and sellers? Find out here.
ID Verified
The ID Verified program at eBay is one of the methods that sellers can use to ensure buyers (and eBay) of their legitimacy as sellers.
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.
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.
Tips for Buying DSLR Cameras and Lenses on eBay
Serious camera- and lens-buying can get very expensive, so looking to eBay makes a lot of sense. Just be sure you know the unique ins and outs of eBay camera shopping first.
Final Value Fee
One of the two major eBay fee categories, all sellers will pay a final value fee for their eBay auctions.
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
Isn't eBay Teeming with Shill Bidders?
To hear some talk about eBay, the place is crawling with shills, some working for eBay and some working for sellers, all ready to send auction prices higher just as you start to bid. Here are responses to some of the most common scenarios and accusations.
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.
eBay HTML Survival Guide
eBay HTML Survival Guide: Improve your auction listing performance by using HTML to make your auctions more presentable and easier to understand.
How does eBay affect my taxes?
How does eBay affect your taxes? The same way any other self-employment income would.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Why do I always get outbid?
Why do I always get outbid? Understanding the reaons you might feel as though you're bidding upstream.
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.
eBay vs. Amazon.com for Sellers (cont'd)
In recent years Amazon.com has been mentioned again and again as eBay's chief competitor as a popular selling platform. Which is better for you? This head-to-head comparison in several major areas may help you to decide. Page 2.
Dealing with Buyer Fraud (continued)
When most people imagine fraud on eBay, they think of fraudulent auctions. Buyers and bidders, too, can be guilty of fraudulent or damaging activity, and are often a nightmare for sellers. Page 2.

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