www.ebay.com is an on-line auction web site that serves as an international marketplace.Virtually anything legal can be bought or sold on ebay.
You must be registered with ebay in order to place a bid.There is a place on the page for new users to register.Registration requires name/address/phone/e-mail address/user is/ password.You must agree to their terms—over 18 etc.Ebay will send you a confirmation e-mail that requires you to click on to complete registration.You can now bid.The entire process takes 5 minutes or less.
2.Learn how to bid
3.Find out why eBay is safe
4.Getting Started: Guided tours and tutorials
These are very good and worth taking a look.
Payments can be made a variety of ways and varies by seller.Make sure you understand the payment method before bidding.
Money Order:Most sellers accept money orders, but there is a fee to purchase money orders at either the bank or post office.You generally must present cash to purchase a money order.They are also sold other places such as Dillons.
Personal Check:Some sellers will accept a personal check, but will wait a week or so after they receive it for the check to clear before sending your item.This can take a long time to receive your purchase.
On-Line Payments:Most sellers accept on-line payments such as Paypal. (www.paypal.com) You must have an account with paypal to send or receive payments this way.It takes a little time to set up—several days, but speeds up the paying process considerably as well as the shipping process.
Feedback is very important on ebay.Feedback lets other buyers/sellers know of your experience with a particular buyer/seller.As a buyer, this gives you confidence that the seller is authentic and can be trusted.People do take advantage of others via ebay.You need to protect yourself.I have had buyers never send payment.My sister paid for an item she never received.Feedback must be left within 30 days of the auction ending.A seller’s feedback rating can be viewed by clicking on the number next to the sellers id on an item.
To list an item, you need the following information
a.Calculate costs in advance if possible
b.Insurance/Delivery Confirmation fees
c.Combine shipping for multiple items won by the same bidder.
3.Include payment information in listing
a.Cashier’s Check/Money Order
d.Billpoint or Paypal
4.Use HTML to enhance your listing
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5.Know your fees.See the fee structure on ebay’s web site.
a.Insertion Fee—varies by starting bid price
b.Selling Fee—based on final selling price of item
c.Special Fees—bold, icons, buy it now, etc
d.Vehicle/Real Estate—one time only fees
After the Sale
After the sale, notify the high bidder through e-mail with a message stating your payment information (ie where to send payment) and the total final price including shipping. I always ask for them to reply in confirmation that they received the e-mail and are following through with payment.
The winning bidder should send you payment however you specify.When you receive payment, ship item and leave feedback for buyer.
The buyer should notify you when they receive the item and leave feedback for you.
Fee PaymentEbay will bill you for your fees on a monthly basis.Generally, these are billed to your credit card and you pay with your credit card payment.