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For Seniors: How to Choose an eBay Listing Design

By Marsha Collier

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 listing. eBay’s Listing Designer will supply you with pretty borders for almost any type of item for $0.10.

Selecting your design is as easy as clicking the menu. You can designate where you’d like to place your image on the page relative to the description (left, right, top, or bottom).


Will the pretty borders increase the amount of bids your auction will get? It’s doubtful. A clean item description with a few good clear pictures of your item is really all you need.

If you want a design for your eBay listing, consider a special combination deal called the Value Pack. For $0.65, you can place a subtitle on your listing, add a Gallery Plus picture, and doll things up with Listing Designer. All those features would normally cost $0.95, so the saving is clear if you run several listings a week.

If you don’t want to use the Listing Designer graphics to distract from your item, you can still get a discount. Just click the Listing Designer check box, but don’t select a graphic pattern. You’re still saving $0.30 over the price of a subtitle and Gallery.