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For Seniors: How to Read eBay Seller Feedback Comments

Feedback comments are a valuable tool when deciding whether to do business with an eBay seller. If a seller has several negative feedback comments, you may not want to do business with him. [more…]

For Seniors: How to Know What to Look For in an eBay Item Description

All eBay listings include an item description, which lists details about the item being sold. If you know what to look for, the eBay item description gives you a clear idea about whether this is an item [more…]

For Seniors: How to Buy an eBay Daily Deal

If you love to shop but can’t stand to pay full retail for anything, then you may want to buy an eBay Daily Deal. eBay can send you a daily e-mail from eBay called the Daily Deal. All you need to do is [more…]

For Seniors: How to Know Whether to Bid or Buy on eBay

A particularly quirky situation can arise when an eBay auction has some characteristics of a fixed-price sale. In this case, you see the Place Bid button along with the Buy It Now button. In that situation [more…]

For Seniors: How to Ask an eBay Seller a Question

An eBay seller is obligated to describe the item honestly and in detail. You can ask an eBay seller a question if it isn’t answered in the item description or in the pictures provided. [more…]

For Seniors: How to Factor in eBay Shipping Costs

Before you think about placing a bid on an item on eBay, keep in mind that the maximum bid you place won’t be the only money you spend on an item. You need to also factor in the shipping costs, and, if [more…]

For Seniors: How to Synchronize Your Clock with an eBay Auction

Auctions on eBay close at a prescribed time. So you need to synchronize your clock with an eBay auction to make sure that you can make the most strategically timed bid possible. [more…]

For Seniors: How to Bid on an eBay Auction

You’ve found the perfect item (say, a really classy Elvis Presley wristwatch) on eBay, it’s in your price range, and you’re ready to bid. So just how do you bid on an eBay auction? [more…]

For Seniors: How to Start Off Bidding on an eBay Auction

Sometimes the best strategy when it comes to bidding on an eBay auction is to do nothing at first. During the first six days of a week-long eBay auction you want to bid on, mark the page to watch in your [more…]

For Seniors: How to Successful Bid During an eBay Auction

If you want to place a successful bid during an eBay auction, follow these few short tips really work. Follow these tips, and you should be able to not only increase your number of successful eBay bids [more…]

For Seniors: How to Make Your High Bid by Proxy in an eBay Auction

To bid on eBay, you don’t have to sit in on an auction 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, manually upping your bid every time someone bids against you. You can make your high bid by proxy in an eBay auction [more…]

For Seniors: How to Outbid the Competition at the Last Minute in an eBay Auction

Sniping is the fine art of outbidding your competition in the very last seconds of the eBay auction — without leaving them enough time to place a defensive bid. If you’re going to snipe, assume that the [more…]

For Seniors: How to Automate Your Snipe Bids in an eBay Auction

When it comes to bidding and winning in an eBay auction, a bunch of software programs and Web sites can help automate your snipe bids.

One service to consider is BidRobot [more…]

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…]

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