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The first tool eBay gives you is your My eBay page. Every time you sign on to the site, this page will pop up on your screen with a cheery, "My eBay — Hello, [your user name]," followed by your current feedback rating. The My eBay page is the perfect tool for running a small eBay business. It's no longer a step-by-step list of what you're bidding on and selling; it's an out-and-out Swiss Army knife of eBay tools.

Access the My eBay page by clicking the My eBay button in the eBay navigation bar, which appears at the top of every eBay page. You'll see that if you mouse over one of the five selections, a drop-down menu appears. You can go directly to the main pages by clicking the navigation bar. But if you know that you want to go to one of the specialized areas, you can mouse over and click the individual links.

When you arrive at your My eBay page, you see a summary of the business that you have in progress on the site. Each comment has a link, so you can investigate the progress of the transactions.

Most My eBay areas are divided into several areas (My Summary, All Buying, All Selling, Want It Now, My Messages, All Favorites, My Account, My Reviews and Guides, and the Dispute Console), which you can visit by clicking links in the My eBay Views area on the left side of the page. The top link of each My eBay area presents you with a summary of the activity in that area. The links below the top link take you to specific data, without having to scroll through a long page.

At the bottom of My eBay Views is another area with Related Links to services and to answers you may need while doing business at eBay. The task-specific pages of My eBay may show a More link in this additional links box. Click the More link and you're presented with a page of links related to the page you're on.

The links in the Related Links box are different depending on the page, with buying-related links on the All Buying page, selling-related links on the All Selling page, account-related links on the My Account page, and so forth. When you have a question about some eBay procedure, you'll find these links handy.

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