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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…]

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…]

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

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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…]

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…]

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…]

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…]

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