Absolute Beginner's Guide to eBay (5th Edition) by Michael R. Miller

By Michael R. Miller

Absolute Beginner’s consultant to eBay®

Fifth Edition


Michael Miller


No earlier eBay adventure important!



Absolute Beginner’s advisor to eBay will assist you to effectively bid and promote on eBay, the world’s biggest on-line public sale web site. eBay specialist Michael Miller walks you thru the method of shopping for and promoting any form of merchandise on eBay. You’ll the best way to correctly position bids, win auctions with last-minute snipes, purchase fixed-priced goods in eBay shops and Half.com, and use My eBay to trace your whole public sale job. His eBay suggestions and tips also will aid you create great-looking merchandise listings and thoroughly gather bank card funds through PayPal. Absolute Beginner’s consultant to eBay unearths all of the secrets and techniques essential to turn into a thriving eBay user–whether you bid or public sale one merchandise a month or a thousand!


Who knew how uncomplicated eBay can be?


Absolute Beginner’s consultant to eBay can have you bidding and promoting in on-line auctions very quickly! Here’s a small pattern of what you’ll locate inside:

  • Learn the right way to position a last-second “snipe” bid–and win the public sale with no paying too much
  • Discover easy methods to purchase fixed-price goods on eBay with no bidding
  • Find out the best way to create crowd pleasing public sale listings, entire with pictures
  • Learn tips to use PayPal to simply accept bank card payments
  • Discover tips to pack types of items–and send them out cost effectively and safely
  • Learn how one can layout cool-looking listings with eBayTurbo Lister–and music your entire auctions with
  • eBay promoting Manager
  • Find out how to define a buying and selling Assistant to promote your goods for you
  • Uncover the secrets and techniques of profitable eBay purchasers and sellers


Michael Miller is a most sensible eBay vendor and a profitable and prolific writer. He has a name for sensible, real-world suggestion and an unerring empathy for the wishes of his readers. Miller has written greater than seventy five nonfiction books over the last 20 years, together with Easy eBay, eBay public sale Templates Starter equipment, methods of the eBay Masters, and Making a dwelling out of your eBay Business. He has been interviewed approximately eBay by means of Family Circle journal, Black Enterprise journal, and various radio stations around the state. Miller’s eBay consumer identification is trapperjohn2000.


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32 Part I: ESSENTIAL EBAY Part I: ESSENTIAL EBAY 33 note You'll also have to provide a credit card number if you're a bidder using a free web-based email account, such as Hotmail, Yahoo! Mail, or Gmail. 3. 2), select one of the user names that eBay suggests for you, or create and enter your own user ID into the Create Your Own ID box. 2. Select a user name and password. Part I: ESSENTIAL EBAY 33 34 Part I: ESSENTIAL EBAY 4. Still on the same page, create and enter a password (at least six characters long, with no spaces) into the Create Password box.

The first bidder on this item sees the $25 initial bid (the reserve price isn't displayed, of course) and bids $25. The bidder is notified that he has the current high bid, but that the reserve price has not been met. If the auction were to end right now, the item would not be soldthe seller is obligated to sell only if the reserve price is met. The bidding continues, and the bid price increases until it hits $50. At that point, the last bidder is notified both that he is the high bidder and that the reserve price has been met.

Reserve Price Auctions In a reserve price auction, the seller has reserved the option to set a second price (the reserve price) that is higher than the opening bid. At the end of an auction, if the high bid does not meet or exceed the seller's reserve price, the auction is unsuccessful and the seller does not sell the item to the high bidder. Sellers Part II: EBAY FOR BIDDERS 57 58 Part II: EBAY FOR BIDDERS sometimes use a reserve price on high-end items if they want to make sure that the market does not undervalue what they are selling.

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