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Finding Your Destination with the eBay Navigation Bar

The navigation bar is at the top of every eBay page and lists five links that take you directly to different eBay areas. Hovering over some of the links reveals a subnavigation list with links to other [more…]

How to Grade Collectible eBay Items

As an eBay buyer or seller, one of the keys to establishing the value of an item is knowing the item’s condition, typically referred to as the item’s grade. [more…]

Multiple-Item, or Dutch, eBay Auctions

A multiple-item, or Dutch, auction on eBay allows a seller to auction multiple identical items. You can bid on as many of the item as you want. To place a bid in a Dutch auction, you must input the amount [more…]

Reserve-Price Auctions on eBay

Unlike a minimum bid, which is required in any eBay auction, a reserve price protects sellers from having to sell an item for less than the minimum amount they want for it. You may be surprised to see [more…]

Restricted-Access and Private eBay Auctions

If you want to sell items on eBay that are of an adult nature, or big-ticket items where you don’t want to disclose your bidder’s financial status, then either a Restricted-Access or Private auction is [more…]

Strategies for Winning a Dutch Auction on eBay

Multiple-item (Dutch) auctions on eBay are funky. Each winner pays the same amount for the item, and multiple-item auctions don’t have a supersecret reserve price. But [more…]

How to Run a Bidder Search on eBay

By performing a bidder search on eBay, you can find out information on bidders who’ve beaten you in recent auctions. You can run a bidder search by following these steps: [more…]

How to Snipe Manually in an eBay Auction

Sniping is the fine art of outbidding your competition in the very last seconds of an eBay auction without leaving them enough time to place a defensive bid. To snipe a bid manually, first make sure you’re [more…]

Selling on eBay Motors

Anything and everything automotive can go in the eBay Motors category, and it will sell like giant tires at a monster truck rally. Following are just a few of the car-related items that fit in the eBay [more…]

How eBay's Buy It Now Option Works

eBay’s Buy It Now (BIN in eBay-speak) option is available for single-item auctions only. This feature allows buyers to purchase an item now. Have you ever wanted an item really badly and you didn’t want [more…]

Holding a Reserve-Price Auction on eBay

When you sell an item on eBay, you can set a reserve price for the item to protect yourself from losing money. The reserve price is the lowest price that must be met before the item can be sold on eBay [more…]

How to Use the Outlook Payment Request Wizard

The Outlook Payment Request Wizard lets you send a PayPal request to a customer through e-mail. After you follow the preceding link and download and install the wizard, you’ll see a new option at the top [more…]

Buying Refurbished Electronics on eBay

You can find great deals on refurbished electronic merchandise on eBay. Unfortunately, refurbished merchandise gets an unnecessarily bad rap. Very smart people may tell you to be wary of refurbished merchandise [more…]

Review Your eBay Auction Listing before Submitting It

After you’ve filled in all the blanks on the Sell an Item form that describes the item you’re selling on eBay, you come to the Preview Your Listing page. Scroll down the page and confirm that all the information [more…]

How to Choose the Right Category for Your eBay Listing

On the first page of eBay's Sell an Item form, you need to select the main category for your item. After you select your main category, you land on the official working portion of the Sell an Item page [more…]

Keep Your Buyer Informed about an eBay Purchase

You probably aren’t going to send out a payment-received letter for every eBay transaction, especially when they’re paid through PayPal. But it would surely be nice if you did. Staying in constant communication [more…]

How to Upload Your eBay Images to AOL

If you upload your eBay images to AOL, you’ll notice that AOL handles image uploads a bit differently from other ISPs. Many people love AOL because it provides an easy, step-by-step interface. As you probably [more…]

Popular Web Hosting Services for Your eBay Store

If you're looking for a Web-hosting service for your online eBay business, before deciding on a company, you should check out the different services available. Here are some of the better-known Web hosting [more…]

Paying for an eBay Purchase

When you buy something in a store, you need to check out to pay. eBay isn’t much different. eBay’s checkout is a convenient way to pay for your completed auction or Buy It Now sale with a credit card or [more…]

How to Download and Install the Outlook Payment Request Wizard

The Outlook Payment Request Wizard enables you to give the e-mail that you send to your eBay customers a more professional look by including a custom icon link to a PayPal payment page. If you’re using [more…]

Considerations for Setting Shipping Costs for Your eBay Items

When you set shipping and handling fees on eBay items that you sell, you must take into account every expense involved in your packing and shipping. You can’t make your shipping area a losing proposition [more…]

How to Spot a Fake PayPal E-Mail

People around the world know that PayPal is a service that helps people transfer money online. And crooks try to make use of PayPal’s instantly recognizable name in an effort to scam money from unsuspecting [more…]

PayPal Fee Schedule

If you have a personal PayPal account you use to send or receive money online, you generally pay nothing to manage your account unless you’re converting foreign currency. If you’re a merchant who receives [more…]

PayPal Error Codes You May Encounter

If you use PayPal just to pay for things online, you’ll probably never run into error codes. However, if you’re a merchant accepting payments through PayPal, you may want to familiarize yourself with the [more…]

PayPal For Dummies Cheat Sheet

PayPal may be the world’s most recognized online payment service. Knowing what it costs to use the service (usually nothing if you’re a buyer; a small percentage if you’re a merchant) and the error messages [more…]


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