By Marsha Collier

Part of eBay For Dummies Cheat Sheet

The crew at eBay is hard at work simplifying its forms and pages — making them more user friendly. You may find that images that you see online (or on your mobile device) change from some of those pictured in the book. Know that the text of the book contains information that you may no longer see on eBay, but is still essential for succeeding with your buying and selling. Here are a few updated tips:

  • When writing a description for your item on the listing form, be sure to click Advanced Editing to take advantage of the easy-to-use text formatting tools.
  • The eBay mobile app has been enhanced with a dizzying array of features. Stick to the basics and when on your smartphone, use the app to shop for deals while you’re out and about. It’s much easier to read on a larger screen and even better on a computer. To see all the features of the app, tap the “hamburger button” (three parallel horizontal lines) on the top-left corner to reveal an easy-to-navigate menu (shown at right), which gives you many options.
  • Keep in mind that eBay has made it easier for customers to cancel a purchase. If you’ve made a mistake when bidding, click Help & Contact at the top of the page on the website, and search “cancel a bid (or order)” and follow the steps on the page.

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