eBay For Seniors Glossary: M

Mail or Telephone Order Merchandise Rule: Requires sellers to ship merchandise in a timely manner or offer to refund a consumer’s money.

margin: The space between the edge of the paper and where the text begins. Ideal margins depend on many factors, including the document type, the need to limit the number of pages, and the audience’s needs

Maximize button: Click the Maximize button to hide the desktop and other open windows, to concentrate on this one window, and to see as much of the window’s contents as you can.

menu bar: A horizontal strip containing various menus, the menu bar appears below the title bar, starting at the left edge of the window. To use a menu, click its name and a vertical list of related items drops down. Then click the item you want to use.

MIB: An eBay acronym that means Mint in Box. The item is in the original box, in great shape, and just the way you’d expect to find it in a store

Minimize button: Shrinks or hides the window contents. The program that the window contains is still running and open, but the window is out of sight. You’ll still see the program’s icon in the taskbar. Click the Minimize button when you want to ignore a particular window but aren’t actually done with it.

minimum bid: The lowest amount of money that an eBay seller is willing to accept for the item.

MINT : An eBay acronym that means Mint. A never-used item or collectible in perfect condition

MOC: An eBay acronym that means Mint on Card. The item is mounted on its original display card, in store-new condition.

modem: Connects your computer to the Internet using your telephone line. Even if you have a broadband connection, you should have a modem (usually built in to most computers) that can connect you on the off-chance that your high-speed service is down.

monitor: Displays images on its screen, such as the Microsoft Windows desktop or a document in a software program.

mouse: A tactile device that you use to give your computer commands. You move the mouse around your desk with your hand, which moves a pointer around on-screen. Using this pointer, you can click items like buttons that cause an action, or click the screen and drag the mouse to select text or an object to perform an action on it.

My eBay page: Your space to personalize and manage all your eBay activities. After you register, your personal My eBay page helps you track the items you’re watching and bidding on, as well as items you’ve already bought and sold. You can access your My eBay page at any time by clicking the My eBay link in the navigation bar at the top of every page.

My Messages: eBay’s private e-mail service for members.

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