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What Does It Cost You to Sell on eBay?

Becoming complacent and blithely ignoring your eBay costs as you list items for sale is easy to do. As a seller, you can fall into the habit of listing and relisting without reevaluating the profitability [more…]

How to Become an eBay PowerSeller

If you have been selling items on eBay for any length of time, you've seen the PowerSeller logo on auctions. eBay PowerSellers represent the largest-gross-sales users on eBay. The requirements for becoming [more…]

What to Do When an eBay Bidder Doesn't Pay You

If there's one thing that just isn't tolerated at eBay, it's unpaid items. eBay reminds all potential buyers before they place a bid that winning buyers enter into a legally binding contract to purchase [more…]

Staying Up to Date with eBay Policies

eBay policies can change from time to time. As an active seller, you should make sure that you're notified of any changes. When eBay makes changes to the User Agreement or Privacy Policy, you'll get a [more…]

Costs and Benefits of Setting Up an eBay Store

If you're doing well selling your items on eBay auctions, why open a store? eBay is an online marketplace that specializes in giving you a place to sell [more…]

Watching Out for eBay.com.au Announcements

Keeping up with eBay’s announcements and news is really important. On the eBay All General Announcements page you will find information that gets released each month to the buying and selling community [more…]

Make 'Never, Ever Give Up' Your Online Business Mantra

Yes, this does sound like a cheesy song from the 80s, but the message is really important. There are really only two types of online entrepreneurs: Those who keep trying to get a business off the ground [more…]

How to Find the Right Computer to Become and eBay Power User

You don’t have to know a lot of fancy computer mumbo-jumbo to do well on eBay, but you must have a computer. If you’re in the market for a computer, you can buy a new, used, or refurbished system, depending [more…]

How to Use eBay’s Navigation Bar

The navigation bar is at the top of the eBay home page and lists five eBay links that take you directly to different eBay areas. Using the navigation bar is kind of like doing one-stop clicking. You can [more…]

Create an E-Mail Account for eBay Use

After you have access to the Internet, you need access to e-mail to be successful with eBay. If you have your own computer and an ISP, you probably have e-mail access automatically. But if you’re logging [more…]

Know Your Responsibilities as an eBay User

After you fill in your required information and scroll down, you should click the links to see the eBay User Agreement and Privacy Policy. At this page, you take an oath to keep eBay safe for democracy [more…]

How to Create a Good eBay User Password

Choosing a good password for your eBay account is not as easy (but is twice as important) as it may seem. Whoever has your password can (in effect) “be you” at eBay — running auctions, bidding on auctions [more…]

How to Select or Change Your eBay User ID

Making up an eBay user ID is always a pleasant chore. If you’ve never liked your real name or never had a nickname, here’s your chance to correct that situation. Choose an ID that tells a little about [more…]

How to Sign In to eBay

You don’t have to wear one of those tacky “Hello, my name is” stickers on your shirt, but you and several million other folks will be roaming around eBay’s online treasure trove. eBay needs to know who’s [more…]

How to Report Bidding Abuses on eBay

The Trust & Safety (SafeHarbor) question and answer boards is where eBay’s Trust & Safety gurus focus on protecting the website from members who aren’t playing by the rules. Through this department, eBay [more…]

How to Report Feedback, Identity and Operational Abuses on eBay

You can find eBay’s Security Center by clicking the Security Center link at the bottom of most eBay pages. Trust & Safety’s Security Center page connects you with a group of eBay staffers who handle complaints [more…]

eBay Trading Violations to Avoid

Playing by eBay’s rules keeps you off the Trust & Safety radar screen. If you start violating eBay policies, the company’s going to keep a close eye on you. Depending on the infraction, eBay may be all [more…]

How to Navigate eBay’s Categories

So how does eBay keep track of the millions of items up for sale at any given moment? Categories. The brilliant minds at eBay decided to group items into nice, neat little storage systems called [more…]

An Overview of the eBay Home Page Bottom Links

At the very bottom of the eBay home page, nested into category titles, is an unassuming group of hierarchical links to some seriously handy pages. Here’s a guide to a few of the links you’ll find: [more…]

How to Navigate an eBay Catalog Page

Searching eBay with a product code will bring you to an item-specific eBay catalog page. Items are listed based on their universal SKU (Stock Keeping Unit) number and assigned eBay product ID [more…]

How to Register for an eBay Account

You can browse eBay all you want without registering, but before you transact any sort of business on eBay, you must register. The only hard-and-fast rule is that you have to be 18 or older. Don’t worry [more…]

An Overview of eBay Home Page Links

If you look carefully on the eBay home page, you can see several other links that give you express service to several key parts of the site. Here are the highlights: [more…]

What the eBay Listing Page Contains

All item pages on eBay — whether auctions, fixed-price items, or Buy It Now items — look about the same. If you were viewing this auction page on the screen, you could scroll down and see a complete description [more…]

eBay Charity Auctions

Many charitable organizations are selling their wares on eBay to raise money for their fine work. You can get some rare and unusual items here, such as the annual NBC [more…]

How to Buy Items Outright on eBay

Although eBay’s success was built on auctions, eBay also allows sellers to handle outright sales. If you don’t have the time or patience for an auction, you can make a direct purchase [more…]


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