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

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Chapter 8: Participating in the Community

In This Chapter

  • Setting up your About Me and My World page
  • Having fun in boards, chats, and discussions
  • Joining an eBay group

eBay is more than just an Internet location for buying and selling great stuff. Most of all, eBay is about people. Today, “social media” is the buzzword — and eBay wants the world to know that it has created (and works hard to maintain) a community. And prime real estate in this community costs nothing! As in real-life communities, you participate as much as works for you. You can get involved in all sorts of neighborhood activities, or you can just sit back, mind your own business, and watch the world go by.

As you've probably heard by now, one of the main ways to participate in the eBay community is through feedback (which I explain in detail in Chapters 5 and 7). In this chapter, I show you some other ways to become part of the community. Social media has opened up many new groups — and new ways to share ideas with other sellers who may not want to hang around eBay all day. On the eBay site, you can socialize, get information from other members, leave messages, or just read what everybody's talking about on eBay's message boards, category boards, and corporate announcement board. I include tips on how to use all these places to your best advantage. The tools in this chapter help you solidify your place in the community that is eBay.

Your Home on eBay: About Me

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