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For Seniors: How to Buy an eBay Item Outright

Although eBay’s success was built on auctions, eBay also allows sellers to handle outright sales. You can buy an eBay item outright in any of the following ways: [more…]

For Seniors: How to Retract Your eBay Bid in an Emergency

As an eBay buyer, you may, under certain circumstances, retract your bid. Just note that each time you retract your bid from an auction, the retraction shows up above the Feedback comments. Sellers often [more…]

For Seniors: How to Find Out Whether You Won an eBay Auction

If you’ve won an eBay auction, you’re most likely to find it out from either the seller or the Won section of your My eBay page. As a rule, you won’t hear about it right away from eBay. eBay tries to get [more…]

For Seniors: How to Save Your Winning eBay Information

Many people feel more comfortable keeping their receipts and filing them in real manila folders. If that describes you, you can print copies of your eBay purchase records to help keep your transactions [more…]

For Seniors: How to Make Your eBay Payment Immediately

Whether you win an eBay auction or are simply buying an item outright, your next task is to pay for the item. eBay’s Checkout is a convenient way to pay for your completed auctions, fixed-price sales, [more…]

For Seniors: How to Inspect Your eBay Item Immediately

As soon as you receive the package containing the item you won (or bought) on eBay, open and inspect it immediately. If you’re not happy with the item you receive, the seller may have some explaining to [more…]

For Seniors: How to Make a Claim if Your eBay Item Isn’t Right

PayPal’s protection program covers fraud. As a buyer who pays for eBay items through PayPal, you can be covered against fraud for the full purchase price of your item. Before you make a claim to PayPal [more…]

For Seniors: How to Realize the Importance of eBay Feedback

On eBay, you are only as good as your feedback says you are. Your feedback is made up of comments — good, bad, or neutral — that people leave about you [more…]

For Seniors: How to Examine an eBay Seller’s Feedback Profile

When you click the feedback number next to an eBay member’s user ID, you see all the tools you need to gauge that member’s reputation. Think of members’ feedback profiles as their eBay “report cards.” [more…]

For Seniors: How to Get Good Feedback as an eBay Seller or Buyer

If you’re selling on eBay, getting positive feedback establishes your good-seller reputation. And if you’re buying on eBay, while you can’t get official negative feedback, the seller still has their “say [more…]

For Seniors: How to Know When and Where to Leave eBay Feedback

You should leave feedback on eBay as soon as a transaction is completed. For eBay buyers, that means you should leave feedback as soon as you receive their items and check them out. For sellers, timing [more…]

For Seniors: How to Leave eBay Feedback and the Detailed Seller Ratings (DSRs)

You’re not required to leave feedback on eBay. However, feedback is the benchmark by which all eBay users are judged, whether you’re buying or selling, so you should always leave feedback comments. [more…]

For Seniors: How to Respond to eBay Feedback

After reading feedback you’ve received from other eBay members, you may feel compelled to respond. If the feedback is negative, you may want to defend yourself. If it’s positive, you may want to thank [more…]

For Seniors: How to Leave eBay Feedback with Style

eBay says to make feedback “factual and emotionless.” You won’t go wrong if you comment on the details (either good or bad) of the transaction. If you have any questions about what eBay says about feedback [more…]

For Seniors: How You Benefit from Using eBay

eBay is a safe place to buy and sell, unlike some online classified sites with no built-in security. You also receive many other benefits from buying and selling on eBay: [more…]

For Seniors: How eBay Works

The online world is spawning all kinds of businesses (known as e-commerce), and eBay is the superstar. Originally, eBay grew — person by person — across the country [more…]

For Seniors: How eBay Auctions Work

eBay offers several kinds of auctions, but for the most part, they all work the same way. An auction is a unique sales event where the exact value of the item for sale is not known. [more…]

For Seniors: How Reserve Price eBay Auctions Work

Reserve-price auctions on eBay have an extra feature. In addition to 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 [more…]

For Seniors: How to Buy It Now on eBay

You don’t have to participate in an auction on eBay to buy something. If you want to make a purchase without going through the eBay auction process, you can usually find the item and use the Buy It Now [more…]

For Seniors: How to Get Your Computer Ready for eBay

You don’t have to know a lot of fancy computer tech stuff to do well on eBay, but you must have a computer — either a desktop or laptop variety. Keep the following pointers in mind as you get your computer [more…]

For Seniors: How to Choose an eBay User ID

Your eBay user ID is how other eBay users will know you, so think long and hard before choosing one. You can call yourself just about anything, but the eBay user ID you choose shows up on all listings, [more…]

For Seniors: How to Register on eBay

You can browse eBay all you want without registering, but before you do any transaction on eBay, you must register. You must be 18 or older to register on eBay. [more…]

For Seniors: How to Pay on eBay

You can pay for your eBay purchases in several ways, but eBay allows sellers to show only electronic payment methods. The eBay seller isn’t required to accept any form of payment except PayPal or one of [more…]

For Seniors: How to Set Up a PayPal Account

PayPal is a popular method of payment on eBay. PayPal lets you (or your eBay buyer) click the Pay Now button that shows up at the end of a transaction or on an invoice. You can easily set up a PayPal account [more…]

For Seniors: How to Navigate the eBay Home Page

The eBay home page is a sensible place to start your eBay adventures. To access the eBay home page, type www.ebay.com in your browser’s address bar and press Enter. [more…]

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