O'Reilly logo

eBay Business All-in-One For Dummies, 3rd Edition by Marsha Collier

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

Chapter 7: Completing the Transaction

In This Chapter

  • Buying an item and paying immediately
  • Using plastic
  • Paying through PayPal
  • Contacting the seller
  • Leaving feedback

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.

Monitoring the Auction Action

images Throughout the bidding process, the dollar amounts of items you're winning appear in green on your My eBayimagesBuyimagesActive 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 ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required