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Adding Profits with the Affiliate Program

The eBay Affiliate Program is a plan by which eBay pays you to help it get new members and drive traffic to otherpeople's auctions. Sounds strange, but consider that you don't handle products, you don't [more…]

Getting Help When You Register on eBay

If you run into difficulties with your eBay registration, eBay's customer-support folks can help you complete the registration process. Just follow the Contact Us link on the eBay home page to reach eBay's [more…]

How Much Personal Info Should You Give eBay?

Once you’re a full-fledged, officially registered member of the eBay community, you may see an eBay pop-up window giving you the option to provide more information about yourself. These optional questions [more…]

How to Prove You're Trustworthy on eBay with ID Verify

To show other eBay members that you’re an honest type — and to get special privileges when you’re a newbie on eBay — you can buy eBay's “trust but verify” option, known as [more…]

Link to Sellers and Other eBay Companies

If you look carefully on the eBay home page, you can see several links that give you express service to several key parts of the site. Following these links can open up your buying, selling, and general [more…]

eBay Blogging on Your My World Page

If blogging is the key to the new Web, your My World page is the hub of your eBay user interaction. Your About Me page is there for customers; the My World page is mostly used by the eBay community. People [more…]

Get Help through eBay's Emergency Contact Board

The eBay Emergency contact board is no Rescue 911, but if your computer crashes and you lose all your info, this board is the place to put out an all-points bulletin for help. [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…]

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…]

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…]

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…]

eBay Auction Terms to Know

You may want to get comfortable bidding and buying on eBay. Or maybe you’d like to gear up and take on the role of seller. Knowing these terms related to eBay listings can help you figure out how to buy [more…]

eBay For Seniors For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Using eBay smartly is a mantra for all buyers and sellers. Before you jump in, check out the eBay lingo and increase your sales savvy. Use the time chart to keep up with online auction timing, and embrace [more…]

Selling Real Estate on eBay

eBay Real Estate isn't quite an auction. Because of the wide variety of laws governing the sale of real estate, eBay auctions of real property aren't legally binding offers to buy and sell. When a real [more…]

Following eBay's Listing Policies

eBay has some hard-and-fast rules about listing your items. When you put items up on eBay for auction, you must list them in the appropriate categories [more…]

Copyright Infringement and eBay

If you list a potentially infringing item on eBay, you may be infringing on existing copyrights, trademarks, registrations, or the like, which can bring about legal action. Get the idea? eBay prohibits [more…]

Managing Your eBay Business with the My eBay Page

When you sign up on eBay, the first tool eBay gives you is your My eBay page. Every time you sign on to the site, this page will pop up on your screen with a cheery greeting, followed by your current feedback [more…]

How to Keep Track of Your eBay Bids


How to Track Items and Sellers on eBay

If you want to keep track of eBay auction items, look no further than the My eBay All Lists. You access All Lists by clicking the My eBay link at the top of the page and choosing All Lists from the drop-down [more…]

Where to Find Your Account Information on eBay

eBay is an easy site to navigate. At the top of all your My eBay pages, you can click one of these tabs to access some of the most important information about your eBay account: [more…]

Filling Out the eBay About Me Page

Whether you're running an auction on eBay or just bidding on auction items, you need an About Me page. eBay is a community, and all eBay members are members of that community. Checking out the About Me [more…]

Setting Up an Out-of-Office E-Mail Reply for eBay

If you plan to be out of town or incommunicado for a few days, you can set up your eBay email to send an automatic response to prospective buyers who try to contact you. Any e-mail that is sent to you [more…]

Resources for Determining the Price of Your eBay Merchandise

The best tool for determining how much to ask for the things you sell in your eBay auction is the eBay search tool. If you know how to use it, it provides a quick way to locate pricing information. To [more…]

Where to Find Authentication Services for eBay Collectibles

If you are selling (or buying) on eBay, you need a way to authenticate your collectibles. Some companies provide the service of authenticating or authenticating and grading [more…]

How to Respond to a Buyer's Feedback on eBay

Your eBay feedback means a great deal to people who visit your auctions, and it follows you forever at eBay, so you may need to respond to feedback at some point. By glancing at your feedback page, potential [more…]

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