How to Stay Up to Date with eBay’s Announcement Board - dummies

How to Stay Up to Date with eBay’s Announcement Board

By Marsha Collier

eBay’s announcements are the most important place to find out what’s going on (directly from headquarters) on the website. It’s a good idea to pop in and check it out from time to time.

If you were living in the 1700s, you’d see a strangely dressed guy in a funny hat ringing a bell and yelling, “Hear ye, hear ye!” every time you opened eBay’s announcements. (Then again, if you were living in the 1700s, you’d have no electricity, no computer, no fast food, or anything else you probably consider fun — like eBay!)

The announcements page is where eBay lists new features and policy changes. Visiting this page is like reading your morning eBay newspaper, because eBay adds comments to this page almost every day. You find out about upcoming changes in categories, new promotions, and eBay goings-on. Reach this page by clicking the Announcements link under Community on the eBay top-of-page navigation bar.


eBay reports outages and system glitches on the system announcement board, at the following address:

eBay uses this board also to update users on glitches in the system and when those may be rectified (should you wonder whether the problem is lurking on your computer or on the eBay system).

Whenever eBay introduces new features, explanations, or links, they appear on the Announcements page. Get there by clicking Announcements on the Community drop-down menu in eBay’s top navigation bar.