In This Chapter
The thrill of the chase is over, and you've won (or bought) your eBay item. Congratulations — now what do you do? You have to follow up on your victory and keep a sharp eye on what you're doing. The post-sale process is smooth as silk if you follow the proper procedure.
In this chapter, you get a handle on what's in store for you after you win an auction or buy an item. I clue you in on what the seller is supposed to do to make the transaction go smoothly and show you how to grab hold of your responsibilities as a buyer. You find out about proper post-sale etiquette, including the best ways to get organized, communicate with the seller professionally, and send your payment without hazards. I also brief you on how to handle an imperfect transaction.
Throughout the bidding process, the dollar amounts of items you're winning appear in green on your My eBayBuyActive page shown in Figure 7-1. If you've been outbid, as I have in the figure, they appear in red.
After the auction ends, there's ...