How to Join an eBay Group - dummies

By Marsha Collier

There are the customary places to get help on eBay: the discussion boards, the chat rooms, the help links. But, if you’re the type who wants news without a problem or who just likes to stay ahead of the game, consider joining an eBay Group.

If you’re the friendly type and would like an instant group of new friends, click the Groups link in the Content area. Here you can find thousands of user groups hosted on eBay but run by eBay community members. They may be groups consisting of people from the same geographic area, folks with similar hobbies, or those interested in buying or selling in particular categories.

eBay groups may be public clubs (open to all) or private clubs (invited memberships only) with their own private boards, accessible only by members of the group. You may have reasons for wanting to join a private club, but both are stocked with mostly good information.

Joining a group is easy: Just click any of the links on the main Groups page, and you’re presented with a dizzying array of groups to join. Your best bet is to participate in chats or discussions and find other members that you’d like to join up with.