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

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Chapter 5: Using eBay's Management Tools

In This Chapter

  • Signing in
  • Understanding the parts of the My eBay hub
  • Checking out the Summary area
  • Organizing purchases on the Buy page
  • Setting your preferences on the Account page
  • Getting on board with Selling Manager

eBay offers you an amazing variety of tools. Because the site is constantly changing, few of us know where all these Easter eggs are or even how to use them. It's always an eye-opener when I poke around the site and find a new tool or useful shortcut.

images Although I love (and use) eBay's management tools, many solid third-party services and tools are available. Book VIII lets you in on some of my favorites.

Aside from the tools I tell you about in this chapter, the most important shortcut I can give you is to remind you to sign in and select the box that says “Stay signed in” before you attempt to do anything on eBay. This way, you can do the vast majority of your eBay business without being bugged for your password.

Signing In to Get Going

Before you do almost anything on eBay, it's best to sign in. What would be more of a waste of time than to find an item you want, at the price you'd love to pay, with only two minutes to go — and not be signed in? (See the sidebar “The lowdown on sign-ins” for more information.) You must be signed in to bid, sell, or buy, so just do it!

  1. Click the Sign In link at the top of any eBay page ...

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