1. Money
Aron Hsiao

Updated Articles and Resources

By Aron Hsiao

    Updated Articles and Resources
    • Finding Out What's Hot After eBay Pulse Created: Thursday, June 19, 2008 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      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?
    • Can I back out of an auction bid? Created: Sunday, March 26, 2006 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      Can I back out of an auction bid? Generally speaking, no. Your bid is a legal and binding contract.
    • What happened to my parcel? Created: Sunday, August 22, 2010 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      Are you caught in a transaction that seemed to be going well until the parcel either didn't arrive or seems to have failed to reach its destination, despite tracking information that suggests it ha...
    • Dealing with Buyer Fraud Created: Saturday, August 26, 2006 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      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."
    • Can I change my mind about a sale? Created: Thursday, June 01, 2006 Updated: Sunday, April 20, 2014
      Sellers can change their mind about a sale only if no one has yet won or ended an auction listing.
    • Eight Tips for Selling Clothing on eBay Created: Wednesday, January 02, 2008 Updated: Sunday, April 20, 2014
      Aside from generally sound listing practices like detailed descriptions and clearly articulated auction terms, there are a few techniques that you can employ to maximize your potential when selling...
    • Item Didn't Sell? Relist It! Created: Wednesday, May 16, 2007 Updated: Sunday, April 20, 2014
      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?
    • Control Your eBay Fees Created: Thursday, January 15, 2009 Updated: Sunday, April 20, 2014
      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 yo...
    • Maximize Bids by Timing Your Listings Created: Monday, March 13, 2006 Updated: Sunday, April 20, 2014
      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." itempf expr="$zTP='t3'" --> it...
    • Contact eBay (eBay.com Tool) Created: Monday, July 02, 2012 Updated: Sunday, April 20, 2014
      eBay's Contact Us tool is part of the Online Customer Support system. Though the form is called "Contact Us," it is actually difficult to reach eBay directly through this form for many.
    • Don't Reregister After Getting Suspended Created: Saturday, January 12, 2008 Updated: Sunday, April 20, 2014
      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 wha...
    • Canceling Bids and Listings Created: Thursday, June 01, 2006 Updated: Sunday, April 20, 2014
      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." itemprop="description" Sunday, October 24, 2010 Updated: Sunday, April 20, 2014
      eBay makes "Buyer Protection" sound automatic, but in practice actual humans review the cases. What do you need to do to ensure that you come out on top, whether as a buyer or as a seller?"
    • Five "First Items" to Get You Started Selling Created: Tuesday, February 20, 2007 Updated: Sunday, April 20, 2014
      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 "business model" and aren'...
    • What can I do if I receive a fake or counterfeit item? Created: Monday, February 15, 2010 Updated: Sunday, April 20, 2014
      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.
    • Twelve Things You Didn't Know About Feedback Created: Monday, March 02, 2009 Updated: Sunday, April 20, 2014
      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 und...
    • Understanding eBay Bidding Created: Monday, March 13, 2006 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      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."
    • Refunds and Exhcanges for eBay Purchases Created: Wednesday, June 04, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      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....
    • How do I contact eBay directly? Created: Monday, May 01, 2006 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      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.
    • Final Value Fee Created: Monday, March 02, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      One of the two major eBay fee categories, all sellers will pay a final value fee for their eBay auctions.
    • Getting Notifications by Text Message or IM Created: Friday, September 22, 2006 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      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 ...
    • Make Best Match Work for You Created: Monday, May 04, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      A dream for frustrated buyers, Best Match is a nightmare for sellers who find themselves suddenly at the back of the pack." itemprop="description"> itemprop="des...
    • I Wired Money for an eBay Item that Never Came—Now What? Created: Tuesday, December 27, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      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.
    • Top Ten Mistakes by Beginning eBay Sellers Created: Sunday, January 22, 2012 Updated: Sunday, March 30, 2014
      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 eBay Best Practices for 2014 and Beyond Created: Sunday, March 30, 2014 Updated: Sunday, March 30, 2014
      eBay has changed a lot in recent years, and there's a lot of material out there about eBay selling. Here are key best practices for 2014 and beyond.
    • What eBay's New "Defect Rate" Calculation Means for You Created: Sunday, March 30, 2014 Updated: Sunday, March 30, 2014
      eBay's 2014 Spring Seller Update introduces the new "defect rate" seller performance measurement. Here's how it works and what it means for you.
    • How eBay Selling Has Changed Created: Thursday, February 27, 2014 Updated: Thursday, February 27, 2014
      eBay has changed a lot over the years, but we don't often stop to think about the ways in which it's become different. Here are some of them.
    • Five Ways to Find Keywords for Your Listing Created: Thursday, February 27, 2014 Updated: Thursday, February 27, 2014
      With the advent of Cassini, keywords aren't what they used to be on eBay, but they're still important—and the best sellers know how to find them.
    • Tips and Red Flags for Buying Refurbished Goods on eBay Created: Sunday, January 26, 2014 Updated: Thursday, February 13, 2014
      Do you shop for refurbished goods on eBay to save money while still getting like-new products? Are you always getting what you think you're getting?
    • Using Terapeak for eBay Market Research and Analytics Created: Wednesday, November 30, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, January 29, 2014
      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.

    ©2014 About.com. All rights reserved.