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For Seniors: How to Find the Details on an eBay Listing

You can find a lot of detail on an eBay listing if you take the time scroll farther down. When you do, you see three tabs that take you to the details of the eBay listing. [more…]

For Seniors: How to Examine the Seller and Item Info on eBay

You need to carefully review the seller and item info on eBay. On the right side of an eBay listing page, you see two stacked boxes. The top box is the Seller [more…]

For Seniors: How to Conduct the Full-Scale Seller Investigation on eBay

When you consider buying a more expensive item on eBay, be sure to click the seller’s feedback number (beside the seller’s user ID in the Seller Info box) when you visit the auction listing. Clicking the [more…]

For Seniors: How Know What Other Laws Affect eBay Business

When you see on eBay, you have to follow the laws that affect eBay business. The U.S. government uses two laws on the books to go after eBay outlaws. One is the Federal Trade Commission [more…]

For Seniors: How to Categorize and Describe Your eBay Item

Before you list your item for sale on eBay, determine the specific category people will look for it in. On eBay, this category is where you want to list your item that you want to sell. [more…]

For Seniors: How to Take Good Pictures of Your eBay Items

Adding photos to your eBay listings helps attract potential buyers. Try to create the best-looking images possible, no matter what kind of technology you’re using to capture them. A point-and-shoot camera [more…]

For Seniors: How to Prepare Fast-Loading Photos for Your eBay Item

Selling an item eBay works best with pictures. But potential buyers don’t want to wait all day to see photos of what you’re selling. Follow this checklist of tried-and-true techniques for preparing fast-loading [more…]

For Seniors: Picking the Right eBay Listing for Your Sale

You have three ways to sell an item on eBay — auction, fixed price, and Buy It Now. You can decide which type of eBay listing is best for you. An online auction is the tried-and-true traditional sale format [more…]

For Seniors: How to Make Your First eBay Sale

Establishing yourself as an eBay seller isn’t as difficult as you might think; you just need to do a bit of homework and get to know the ropes. The key to making your first eBay sale is to start small [more…]

For Seniors: How to Find Items in Your House to Sell on eBay

Finding merchandise to sell on eBay is as easy as checking your garage — and as tough as clambering up into the attic. You can sell on eBay just about anything you bought and stashed away [more…]

For Seniors: How to Research the Item You’re Selling on eBay

Before you list an item to sell in an eBay auction, you need to do some research to find out as much information as you can about the items you intend to sell. Here are some ideas for researching what [more…]

For Seniors: How to Know When to Sell Your Item on eBay

Experienced eBay sellers know that when planning a sale, timing is almost everything. You need to know when to sell your item on eBay. Fur coats don’t sell well in July, and as a collectible seller you [more…]

For Seniors: How to Figure Out eBay Selling Fees

Unlike traditional businesses, on eBay, you don’t have to spend much money to sell your items. eBay keeps selling fees low and volume high. eBay does, however, charge sellers for selling their wares on [more…]

For Seniors: How to Know What an eBay Insertion Fee Buys You

Every item listed on eBay is charged an insertion fee, which is calculated on a sliding scale based on the minimum bid, your fixed-sale price, or the reserve price for your item.     So what does the insertion [more…]

For Seniors: How to Plan for Optional eBay Fees

eBay has options that you can use to get your listings noticed — for example, bold face titles (for appearance) and subtitles (for adding extra item information). The options you choose [more…]

For Seniors: How to Keep Current on Your eBay Profits

Selling on eBay is going well, and you want to keep track of your eBay profits. The best place to tally up your eBay sales is on your My eBay page, which helps you stay organized while you’re conducting [more…]

For Seniors: How to Pay Taxes on Your eBay Profits

If you sell something on eBay, you have to pay taxes. Whether in cyberspace or face-to-face life, never forget that Uncle Sam is always your business partner. [more…]

For Seniors: How to Figure the eBay Final Value Fees (FVFs)

In traditional situations where you pay sales commission on a big purchase (such as a house), you usually pay a fixed percentage on the entire amount. eBay’s Final Value Fee [more…]

For Seniors: Search eBay for Items Similar to Your Sales

You need to research similar sales for the items you gathered and now plan to sell on eBay. Look at completed sales by conducting a Completed Items search on the Search page to determine the following [more…]

For Seniors: What You Can’t Sell on eBay

While the majority of items sold on eBay are aboveboard, you can’t just sell anything on eBay. eBay forbids listings that are either illegal (in the eyes of the government) or prohibited by eBay’s rules [more…]

For Seniors: How to Write a Catchy eBay Listing Title

After you figure out what category you want to list your item in, eBay wants to know what to call the item you’re trying to sell. Type the item name, or title, where prompted. eBay gives you 55 characters [more…]

For Seniors: How to Write a Great eBay Item Description

After you hook potential bidders on your eBay item with your title, you can use a fabulous description to reel in buyers. Think infomercial (the classier the better). A great description of your eBay item [more…]

For Seniors: How to Choose Your eBay Listing's Duration and Timing

When you list your item for sale on eBay, you need to choose both the duration and timing of your eBay listing. eBay gives you a choice to run your auction — 1, 3, 5, 7, or 10 days. If you choose a 10-day [more…]

For Seniors: How to Load an eBay Item Image

You can put in a single picture to accompany your eBay listing. Loading an image of your eBay item so also causes a postage-stamp-size version of your image to appear next to your listing in the category [more…]

For Seniors: How to Choose an eBay Listing Design

How many times have you seen an item on eBay laid out on the page all pretty-like with a fancy border around the description? If that sort of thing appeals to you, you can choose a design for your eBay [more…]

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