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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…]

For Seniors: How to Use the Menus in eBay

You can use the drop-down menus in eBay to quickly find what you want to do. The drop-down menus are shown as link boxes on the navigation bar (Buy, Sell, My eBay, Community, and Help). [more…]

For Seniors: How to Search eBay

You can search eBay to quickly find items. Right below the eBay logo on the home page is a search box that helps you find items by several methods. You can type title keywords, use a drop-down list to [more…]

For Seniors: How to Sign In to eBay

You can search for items on eBay without signing in, but what fun is that? If you haven’t registered with eBay, you’re pretty much out of luck if you find a great deal on a lamp that’s just what you’ve [more…]

For Seniors: How to Personalize the My eBay Page

The My eBay page is 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 [more…]

For Seniors: How to Organize Your eBay Searches

Most eBay users spend their time hunting for specific items — say, Barbie dolls, designer dresses, baseball cards, plumbing supplies, or U.S. stamps. That’s why eBay came up with the Organize area of your [more…]

For Seniors: How to Get Help on eBay

Help is available on eBay, but to be fair, the people at eBay Customer Service are pretty busy. The eBay Customer Service team has millions of customers. many of whom are asking questions and wanting help [more…]

For Seniors: How to Use Keywords to Find What You Want on eBay

A site the size of eBay can be overwhelming, but you can search with keywords to find what you want on eBay. Keywords are usually nouns (plus some adjectives) that you would use to describe your item. [more…]

For Seniors: How to Use Shortcuts in Your eBay Searches

In addition to choosing clear descriptive keywords, you can use special tactics to conduct searches with the eBay search engine so that you can find just what you want on eBay. The following table highlights [more…]

For Seniors: How to Expand or Shrink an eBay Search

You can expand or shrink an eBay search to quickly find what you want. Scrolling down a search results page can open up even more options — called Preferences — for finding just what you want on eBay. [more…]

For Seniors: How to Narrow Your eBay Search in a Category

You can refine your eBay search by narrowing it down to a category. When you click a category listed under Refine Search, you’ll get closer to what you’re looking for. For example, if you’re searching [more…]

For Seniors: How to Read an eBay Listing

All eBay listing pages — whether auctions, fixed-price items, or Buy It Now items — look about the same. At the top left of the page, you see the item picture; the top middle shows the item title. When [more…]

For Seniors: How to Understand eBay Acronyms

When you shop on eBay, you’re going to come across some acronyms in item titles. Knowing what these acronyms stand for ahead of time (so you don’t have to click every item) will help you quickly figure [more…]

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