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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 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…]

How to Compare Items on eBay Before Buying

By examining the results of your eBay search, you can get some useful information as to which item is the best deal. It’s a good idea as a buyer to familiarize yourself with the listing so you can make [more…]

Exploring Your My eBay Summary Page

Until you set your preferences on eBay, you will land on the Summary page when you open the eBay site. When you subscribe to Selling Manager, it will replace the All Selling box. [more…]

What Items Are Prohibited or Restricted on eBay?

A prohibited item is banned from sale at eBay. You can’t sell a prohibited item under any circumstances. Take a look at the upcoming list. A little common sense tells you there’s good reason for not selling [more…]

How to Navigate the My eBay Account Tab

The Account tab lets you know how much you owe eBay and how much they’ll charge your credit card that month. This is a quick and easy way to check your most recent invoice, payments and credits, and your [more…]

How Much Does it Cost to Open an eBay Business?

Before starting your own eBay business, make sure you are aware of the costs associated with it. According to comScore Media Metrix, in February 2013, these e-commerce sites garnered an astounding number [more…]

Your My eBay Page

Using your My eBay page makes keeping track of your eBay life a whole lot easier. And getting there is easy enough. After you enter eBay, sign in through the Sign In link. After you sign in to eBay, you [more…]

How to Check Your eBay Account Information

Your My eBay page has three or four tabs: Activity, Messages, Account, and Applications (if you have been active on the site for a while). They're on the top of the page below the My eBay heading. If you [more…]

How to Choose Your eBay Communication Preferences

eBay allows you to set a multitude of preferences for your eBay account. One of the links leads to the Communication Preferences page. The Preferences settings are all important to your eBay tasks. You [more…]

The Seller Account Section of Your My eBay Page

Not surprisingly, the My Account option leads you to more links for your PayPal and eBay Seller accounts. After you start selling, your Accounts pages become powerful. There's also a drop-down menu so [more…]

The eBay Resolution Center

In the eBay Resolution Center, you can keep track of the disputes in progress and send or receive messages from the other party regarding payment.

If you sell an item on eBay and the buyer backs out [more…]

Organizing in the eBay Lists Section

Most eBay users spend their time hunting for specific items — say, Barbie dolls, designer dresses, plumbing supplies, or smartphone accessories. That's why eBay came up with the Lists area of your My eBay [more…]

Keep Track of Your eBay Transactions

The eBay transaction process can be daunting, and beginners can easily lose track. The best way to protect yourself is to keep good records on your own. This is your money, so keep a close eye on it. [more…]

Getting and Giving Feedback on eBay

On eBay, you are only as good as your feedback says you are. Your feedback is made up of comments — good, bad, or neutral — that people leave about you [more…]

The eBay Feedback Page

When you click the feedback number next to a member's User ID, you'll see all the tools you need to gauge the member. Think of your feedback profile as your eBay report card. Your goal is to get straight [more…]

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