Friday, August 17, 2007

How to Buy on ebay?

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Browsing: If you want to see what eBay has to offer, Browse the categories listed on the homepage. Click on the category you are interested in or select the Browse button on the navigation bar to display the full category list.

Searching: If you're looking for something specific the simplest way to find it is to Search. Type keywords into the search box that best describe what you are looking for or select search link on the navigation bar for more advanced search options.

A list of items that match your search will be displayed. To narrow down the search, select a Matching Category.

Make sure you know what you are buying and who is selling it.


Once you find a listing that interests you, click on it to view details of the item and find out as much as you can.

Read the item description completely including information about accepted payment methods, postage costs and any returns policy.

Check the Sellers reputation by clicking on the Feedback rating besides the Sellers User ID (this is a number in brackets). Read what other buyers have said about the seller's reliability, product quality and level of service.


Once you've found the item you want to buy, decide the maximum you're willing to pay and how you'd like to buy it.

Place A Bid: Enter the highest price you are prepared to pay for the item and eBay's proxy bidding system will bid on your behalf, only as much as is needed for you to stay the highest bidder.

Buy It Now: If you see Buy It Now on a listing, you can buy the item instantly at that price stated by the seller. There's no bidding involved!

After you have won or purchased the item either contact to the seller or check the seller's listing or email invoice to find out what the preferred payment method is, and where you should send your payment. The seller will only send the item to you once they have received payment, so ensure that you pay quickly.

If the seller offers PayPal then simply click on the Pay Now button and complete eBay's Checkout process. PayPal is free for buyers, your card details are never shared with the seller and it allows you to send payment immediately, meaning the faster the seller receives payment, the faster you'll receive your item!

Once the item arrives, check it thoroughly to make sure it fits the item description and has arrived in good condition. If you are pleased with your purchase, leave the Seller Feedback and encourage them to do the same for you.

How to sell on ebay?

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Assuming you haven't yet signed up, go to eBay's Main Pageand then click on register at the very top of the page to create an eBay account.
Once you've signed up, you'll want to log in and go to Sell either in My eBay or on the Main Page at the top.
After picking a category you'll then be asked to enter the title and description. Be VERY detailed about your product, and include a picture unless it is impossible. Not including one will deter some buyers from your item.
Continue to go through the options, and be sure to look everything over very carefully. There's a lot to look through and you'll want to make sure everything is correct.
Be sure that when you're done with everything at the end (you're at the overview page) to double check and press submit. If you don't press submit it won't be entered. You'll then get an e-mail confirming that your product was placed on eBay.
Once the item has been shipped, and they have left feedback for you, you should leave feedback for that person.

What is ebay?

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eBay is the world's online marketplace; a place for buyers and sellers to come together and trade almost anything!

Here's how eBay works:

A seller lists an item on eBay, most anything from antiques to cars, books to sporting goods. The seller chooses to accept only bids for the item (an auction-type listing) or to offer the Buy It Now option, which allows buyers to purchase the item right away at a fixed price.
In an online auction, the bidding opens at a price the seller specifies and remains on eBay for a certain number of days. Buyers then place bids on the item. When the listing ends, the buyer with the highest bid wins.
In a Buy It Now listing, the first buyer willing to pay the seller's price gets the item.
Trading on eBay is easy and it's fun! Best of all, you'll never know what you can find!

The following Learning Center tours will show you the basics of trading on eBay and help you get started.