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Absolute Beginner’s Guide to eBay, Fifth Edition by Michael Miller

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Chapter 9. Buying Safely

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Protecting Yourself Before You Buy—With Feedback

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Protecting Yourself After the Auction

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Reporting Inappropriate Behavior

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Tips for Protecting Yourself on eBay

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When you’re bidding for and buying items on eBay, you’re pretty much in “buyer beware” territory. You agree to buy an item, almost sight unseen, from someone whom you know practically nothing about. You send that person a check or arrange payment via credit card, and then hope and pray that you get something shipped back in return—and that the thing that’s shipped is the thing you thought you were buying, in good condition. If ...

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