In This Chapter
If the whole idea of technology gives you the creeps, don't back out now. I feel your pain. Every tech-oriented bit of knowledge that's entered my pea-sized brain has penetrated only after a great deal of mental whining. I suffered the pain so that you wouldn't have to.
Better yet, you don't need to know much technology (in the true sense of the word) to run a successful online business. Most online sellers have about as much knowledge as you will after you read this chapter.
You don't have to know a lot of fancy computer mumbo-jumbo to do well on eBay, but you must have a computer. If you're in the market for a computer, you can buy a new, used, or refurbished system, depending on your computing needs.
Although the following list is geared mainly toward the purchase of new PCs (which you can get for considerably under a thousand bucks), you should read this info even if you're thinking of buying a used computer: