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In the past few years, eBay has become a household name. Even if you've never traded on eBay yourself, chances are you know someone who has. Now is your turn to get in on the action! eBay In a Snap, Second Edition is a hands-on, task-based guide that will let you zero right in on the thing you most want to know about eBay, and then quickly apply it to your own trade. Easy-to-follow, step-by-step directions will show you how to:

  • Power search for the best items

  • Win auctions with power bidding

  • Sell your items

  • Start an eBay business

  • Use PayPal to send or receive money

  • Participate in special eBay auctions

  • Written by a well-known expert on Internet shopping, bargain-hunting, and auctions, eBay In a Snap reveals the best tips, tricks, and techniques for everything eBay, from enhancing a listing with HTML and multimedia, to buying and selling a car.

    Table of Contents

    1. Copyright
      1. Dedication
    2. About the Author
    3. Acknowledgments
    4. We Want to Hear from You!
    5. Reader Services
    6. I. Getting Started on eBay
      1. 1. Start Here
        1. What Is eBay?
        2. Why Use eBay?
        3. Weird and Wacky eBay Stories
        4. How Online Auctions Work
          1. How You Buy at Online Auctions
          2. How You Sell at Online Auctions
        5. A Quick Tour of eBay
        6. eBay’s Privacy and Safety Policies
          1. Fraud Protection on eBay
          2. Privacy Protection on eBay
        7. eBay Do’s and Don’ts
          1. Advice for Buyers
          2. Advice for Sellers
        8. Register for eBay
          1. Advice on Choosing Your User ID
          2. Finish Registration
        9. Log In to eBay and Use My eBay
      2. 2. Power Browsing and Power Searching
        1. 1. Browse eBay to Find Items
          1. 1. Select the Category
          2. 2. Select the Subcategory
          3. 3. Select the Auction
          4. 4. Read the Auction Page
        2. 2. About Searching for Auctions
        3. 3. Perform a Basic Search
          1. 1. Type in a Search Term
          2. 2. Narrow Your Search If Necessary
          3. 3. Browse Through the Results
        4. 4. Sort Your Search
          1. 1. Sort by Auctions and Buy It Now
          2. 2. Sort by Price and Auction Date
          3. 3. Sort by Matching Categories
        5. 5. Perform an Advanced Search
          1. 1. Go to the Advanced Search Page
          2. 2. Fill in Basic Search Information
          3. 3. Choose Advanced Search Options
          4. 4. Search by Seller
          5. 5. Search by Bidder
          6. 6. Search by eBay Stores
          7. 7. Click Search
        6. 6. Search for eBay Members
          1. 1. Go to the Find a Member Page
          2. 2. Find the Member’s User ID
          3. 3. Go to the Member’s Profile Page
          4. 4. Go to the About Me Page
          5. 5. Go to the User ID History Page
          6. 6. Contact the Member
        7. 7. Store Your Favorite Searches
          1. 1. Perform a Search
          2. 2. Store the Search
          3. 3. Browse Through Your Saved Searches
          4. 4. Add Favorite Categories
    7. II. Buying on eBay
      1. 3. Bidding and Buying
        1. 8. About the Auction Page
        2. 9. Research the Item
          1. 1. Search the Web for Information
          2. 2. Check Out Specialty Sites
          3. 3. Find the Item at Other Auction Sites
          4. 4. Find Similar Items on eBay
          5. 5. Watch an Item
        3. 10. Ask the Seller a Question
          1. 1. Read the Seller’s Feedback Summary
          2. 2. Read the Seller’s Feedback Reviews
          3. 3. Send the Seller an Email
          4. 4. Wait for a Response
        4. 11. View the Seller’s Other Auctions
          1. 1. View the Seller’s About Me Page
          2. 2. Check Out the User’s ID History
          3. 3. Check Out the User’s eBay Store
          4. 4. View the Seller’s Other Auctions
        5. 12. Bid Using Proxy Bidding
          1. 1. Determine Your Bid
          2. 2. Place Your Bid
          3. 3. Review Your Bid
          4. 4. Confirm Your Bid
          5. 5. Check Your Email
          6. 6. Rebid If You’re Outbid
        6. 13. About Dutch Auctions
        7. 14. About Shipping and Insurance
        8. 15. About Winning an Auction
        9. 16. Contact the Seller
          1. 1. Find the Seller’s Email Address on About Me
          2. 2. Send an Email Directly from the Auction Page
          3. 3. Get Phone and Contact Information
          4. 4. Include Important Information
        10. 17. Pay for Your Item
          1. 1. Make a Timely Payment
          2. 2. Click the Pay Now Button
          3. 3. Pay by Check or Money Order
          4. 4. Pay by Credit Card
          5. 5. Pay Using PayPal
        11. 18. About Problem Auctions
      2. 4. Winning Your Auctions with Power Bidding
        1. 19. About Strategies for Power Bidding
        2. 20. Determine the Best Bidding Price
          1. 1. Find the Lowest Price at Online Shopping Sites
          2. 2. Check Out Specialty Sites
          3. 3. Find the Item at Other Auction Sites
          4. 4. Find Similar Items on eBay
          5. 5. Check the Bidding History
        3. 21. Learn About the High Bidder
          1. 1. Find the Highest Bidder on the Auction Page
          2. 2. Go to the Find a Member Page
          3. 3. See the Results
          4. 4. Read the Member’s About Me Page
        4. 22. Track an Item’s Bidding History
          1. 1. Click the Link Next to History
          2. 2. View the Bidding History
          3. 3. Reconstruct When Bids Were Made
          4. 4. Note When Specific Members Place Their Bids
        5. 23. About Secret Bidding Techniques
        6. 24. About Winning Dutch Auctions
        7. 25. Win Auctions by Sniping
          1. 1. Synchronize Your Computer’s Clock with the eBay Clock
          2. 2. Go to the Auction Page 15 Minutes Before the Auction Closes
          3. 3. Open a Second Browser Window
          4. 4. Refresh Your Browser to Check on Auction Status
          5. 5. Check the Auction Moments Before It Closes
        8. 26. Win Auctions with Sniping Software
          1. 1. Download, Install, and Launch Auction Sentry
          2. 2. Enter Your eBay User ID and Password
          3. 3. Synchronize Your PC’s Clock with eBay’s Clock
          4. 4. Find the Auction You Want to Snipe
          5. 5. Add the Item to Auction Sentry
          6. 6. Tell Auction Sentry to Snipe
      3. 5. Making Sure That You Don’t Get Burned
        1. 27. About Protecting Yourself on eBay
          1. How to Spot an Illegal Item for Sale
        2. 28. About the “Phishing” Fraud
        3. 29. About eBay Feedback
        4. 30. Check Out a Seller’s Feedback
          1. 1. Click the Number in Parentheses Next to the Member ID
          2. 2. Look at the Colored Star
          3. 3. Examine the Feedback Summary
          4. 4. Examine eBay ID Card
          5. 5. Read Individual Comments
        5. 31. Leave Feedback
          1. 1. Click Leave Feedback on Completed Auction Page
          2. 2. Enter a Feedback Rating and a Review
          3. 3. Click the Leave Feedback Button
          4. 4. If You’re Leaving Negative or Neutral Feedback, Read the Warning
          5. 5. Leave Feedback for Your Other Auctions
          6. 6. View Your Auction Comments
          7. 7. Leave Feedback Later
        6. 32. Respond to Feedback
          1. 1. Go to Your Feedback Summary Page
          2. 2. Click Reply to Feedback Received
          3. 3. View Feedback
          4. 4. Click Reply
          5. 5. Type Your Response and Click Leave Reply
          6. 6. View Your Updated Feedback Summary
        7. 33. Find Information About the Seller
          1. 1. Go to the Member’s About Me Page
          2. 2. Follow Links from the About Me Page
          3. 3. Go to the Member’s Store Page
          4. 4. Check Out the Member’s Other Auctions
          5. 5. Get Information about the Seller
          6. 6. “Google” the Seller
        8. 34. Track Feedback with My eBay
          1. 1. Go to Your My eBay Page
          2. 2. Click the Bidding Link
          3. 3. Click the Feedback Link
          4. 4. Read All the Feedback You’ve Left
        9. 35. About eBay Fraud Protections
        10. 36. Take Action If You Get Burned
          1. 1. Contact PayPal or Your Credit Card Company
          2. 2. File an eBay Fraud Alert
          3. 3. File a Protection Claim
          4. 4. File a Complaint with the Internet Fraud Complaint Center
          5. 5. File a Complaint with the U.S. Postal Inspection Service
    8. III. Selling on eBay
      1. 6. Selling Your Items
        1. 37. About Selling on eBay
        2. 38. About Finding Items to Sell
          1. School and Church White Elephant Sales
          2. Garage, Yard, Block, and Tag Sales
          3. Departing College Students
          4. Auction Sites
          5. Estate Sales
          6. Flea Markets and Swap Meets
          7. Bric-a-Brac Stores
        3. 39. About Banned Items
          1. Prohibited Items
          2. Questionable Items
          3. Potentially Infringing Items
        4. 40. Determine Your Selling Price and Estimate Your Selling Fees
          1. 1. Do a Web Pricing Search
          2. 2. Check the Classifieds
          3. 3. Check Price Guides and Collectors’ Magazines
          4. 4. Have Your Item Appraised
          5. 5. Check eBay
          6. 6. Determine Your eBay Fees
        5. 41. About the eBay Sell Your Item Page
        6. 42. Start the Sell Form and Choose a Category
          1. 1. Get to the Sell Your Item Form
          2. 2. Choose Your Selling Format
          3. 3. Choose Your Main Category
          4. 4. Choose Your Subcategories
          5. 5. Get Help Choosing a Subcategory
          6. 6. Choose a Second Subcategory
        7. 43. Write the Title and Description
          1. 1. Write the Title
          2. 2. Make Sure the Title Is Eye Catching
          3. 3. Write the Description
          4. 4. Make Sure the Description Sells Your Item
          5. 5. Preview Your Description
        8. 44. Choose Pricing, Duration, and Location
          1. 1. Choose the Starting Price
          2. 2. Set a Reserve Price
          3. 3. Choose the Duration of Your Auction
          4. 4. Choose the Starting Date and Time
          5. 5. Choose the Quantity
          6. 6. Choose More Selling Details
          7. 7. Edit Your Location
        9. 45. About Dutch Auction Formats
        10. 46. Add Pictures to Your Auction
          1. 1. Take a Picture
          2. 2. Choose the Right Format
          3. 3. Add the Picture
          4. 4. Choose a Picture Layout
          5. 5. Preview Your Auction
        11. 47. Choose Auction Extras
          1. 1. Use the Listing Designer
          2. 2. Increase Your Item’s Visibility
          3. 3. Choose Gift Services
          4. 4. Add a Page Counter
          5. 5. Move On to Payment and Shipping
        12. 48. Set Payment and Shipping Options
          1. 1. Choose Payment Methods
          2. 2. Detail Shipping Locations
          3. 3. Provide Shipping Rates
          4. 4. Include Payment Instructions and Return Policy
          5. 5. Click Continue
        13. 49. Review and Post Your Auction
          1. 1. Review Your Auction’s Appearance
          2. 2. Review Payment and Shipping Options
          3. 3. Check Your Listing Fees
          4. 4. Post the Auction
          5. 5. Check Your Confirmation
          6. 6. Check Your Auction
      2. 7. Power Tips for Handling Digital Auction Pictures
        1. 50. About Digital Pictures and eBay
          1. Getting Pictures from the Web
        2. 51. Set Up and Take a Picture
          1. 1. Choose the Right Place to Take a Picture
          2. 2. Use Proper Lighting
          3. 3. Choose Your Camera Settings
          4. 4. Frame Your Picture
          5. 5. Snap the Picture
          6. 6. Transfer Pictures to Your PC
        3. 52. Use the Web to Get a Digital Picture
          1. 1. Do a Basic Google Image Search
          2. 2. Use the Advanced Google Image Search
          3. 3. Browse the Results
          4. 4. Enlarge the Picture
          5. 5. Save the Picture to Your Hard Disk
          6. 6. Go to the Manufacturer’s Website
        4. 53. Edit the Picture
          1. 1. Crop the Photo
          2. 2. Resize the Photo
          3. 3. Rotate the Photo
          4. 4. Remove the Background
          5. 5. Adjust the Brightness and Contrast
          6. 6. Use One-Step Photo Fix
        5. 54. Make the Picture Web Friendly
          1. 1. Use a Web-Friendly Palette
          2. 2. Resize the Image
          3. 3. Convert to JPEG Format
          4. 4. Optimize Your JPEG File
          5. 5. Preview Your Picture in a Browser
          6. 6. Save the Picture
        6. 55. About Posting Pictures with eBay
        7. 56. About External Picture-Hosting Services
      3. 8. Completing the Sale
        1. 57. Track Your Auction
          1. 1. Go to My eBay
          2. 2. Go to the Items I’m Selling Section
          3. 3. Show Unsold Items
          4. 4. Get Information About the High Bidder
        2. 58. Contact the Buyer
          1. 1. Check Your Email
          2. 2. Start to Create an Invoice
          3. 3. Fill in Payment Details
          4. 4. Enter Payment Instructions and Send the Invoice
          5. 5. Check Your Email Again
          6. 6. Send an Email Directly
        3. 59. About Accepting Payments
          1. Credit Cards
          2. Money Orders and Cashier’s Checks
          3. What You Need to Know About Accepting Personal Checks
          4. How to Deal with C.O.D. Payment
        4. 60. About Accepting Escrow Service Payments
          1. When You Should Use an Escrow Service
        5. 61. About Problem Buyers
          1. How to Handle Bad Checks
          2. What to Do If the Buyer Never Responds to You
          3. How to Get Reimbursed If There Are Payment Problems
        6. 62. Ship the Goods
          1. 1. Make a Shipping List
          2. 2. Get Free Shipping Supplies
          3. 3. Pack the Item
          4. 4. Choose Your Shipper
          5. 5. Use Shippertools.com
          6. 6. Ship the Goods and Track the Package
        7. 63. Pay the eBay Fees
          1. 1. Go to Your Seller Account Page
          2. 2. View Account Status
          3. 3. Pay Your Selling Fees
          4. 4. Make Sure That Your Payment Went Through
          5. 5. Make Automatic Payments
      4. 9. Advanced Tools for Sellers
        1. 64. About Advanced Seller’s Tools
        2. 65. Create Multiple Listings with Turbo Lister
          1. 1. Download and Install Turbo Lister
          2. 2. Create a New Turbo Lister File
          3. 3. Create a New Auction Listing
          4. 4. Design Your Listing
          5. 5. Add Final Details
          6. 6. Upload Your Auctions
        3. 66. Manage Multiple Listings with Seller’s Assistant
          1. 1. Sign Up for Seller’s Assistant and Install the Software
          2. 2. Configure Your Information
          3. 3. Create an Auction Listing
          4. 4. Create an Auction Template
          5. 5. Submit Your Listings
          6. 6. Manage Your Auctions
        4. 67. Manage Bulk Listings with Selling Manager
          1. 1. Go to Selling Manager
          2. 2. Check Your Active Listings
          3. 3. Check Your Pending Listings
          4. 4. Check Your Sold Listings
          5. 5. Send an Email to the Buyer
          6. 6. Mark Auctions Paid and Shipped
        5. 68. About Writing Effective Ad Copy
          1. Use Eye-Catching Titles
          2. How to Write Descriptions That Sell
          3. Three Things to Include in Every Auction Listing
        6. 69. Jazz Up Text and Headlines with HTML
          1. 1. Use HTML Tags
          2. 2. Format the Headline Size
          3. 3. Change Text Attributes
          4. 4. Align Your Text
          5. 5. Create an Unordered List
          6. 6. Create an Ordered List
        7. 70. Colorize and Change Fonts and Add Effects with HTML
          1. 1. Change the Typeface
          2. 2. Change the Font Size
          3. 3. Change the Font Color
          4. 4. Add a Horizontal Line to the Page
          5. 5. Link to Other Web Pages
          6. 6. Use Effective Design
        8. 71. About Including HTML on eBay Auction Pages
      5. 10. Starting an eBay Business
        1. 72. About eBay Stores
        2. 73. Set Up an eBay Store
          1. 1. Click eBay Stores; Then Click Open a Store
          2. 2. Select a Theme
          3. 3. Choose Your Store Name
          4. 4. Finish the Page
          5. 5. Choose a Subscription Level
          6. 6. Manage Your Store
          7. 7. Visit Your Store
        3. 74. About Listing Items for Sale at Your Store
        4. 75. Market Your Store
          1. 1. Pay Extra Listing Fees
          2. 2. Use Your About Me Page
          3. 3. Build Your Own Website
          4. 4. Include a Signature on All Your Email
          5. 5. Use the eBay Merchandising Manager
        5. 76. Make the Sale
          1. 1. Browse Your Store
          2. 2. Click the Buy It Now Button
          3. 3. Buy the Item
          4. 4. Pay for the Item
          5. 5. Review Shipping Information
    9. IV. Getting the Most Out of eBay
      1. 11. Using eBay Power Tools
        1. 77. About eBay Power Tools
        2. 78. Manage Your Auctions with Auction Sentry
          1. 1. Download, Install, and Launch Auction Sentry
          2. 2. Add All Your Auctions to Auction Sentry
          3. 3. View Auction Details
          4. 4. Bid on an Item
          5. 5. View the Auction Page
          6. 6. Track Your Profits if You’re Selling
        3. 79. Handle Shipping with Shippertools.com
          1. 1. Register at the Site
          2. 2. Create a Shipping Label
          3. 3. Finish Filling Out the Form
          4. 4. Print Your Label
          5. 5. Track Your Package
        4. 80. Calculate eBay Selling Fees with FeeFinder
          1. 1. Download, Install, and Launch FeeFinder
          2. 2. Choose Your Auction Type
          3. 3. Choose Your Listing Type
          4. 4. Choose Extra Listing Features
          5. 5. Calculate Your Payment Fee
          6. 6. Calculate Shipping Fees
          7. 7. Calculate Your Total Fees
        5. 81. Build Better Auctions with the Omni Auction Builder
          1. 1. Download, Install, and Launch Omni Auction Builder
          2. 2. Choose Your Auction Title and Layout
          3. 3. Write the Description of Your Auction
          4. 4. Add a Picture
          5. 5. Include eBay Add-Ins and Marquees
          6. 6. Preview Your Auction
          7. 7. Post Your Auction
        6. 82. Get the Most Out of eBay with the eBay Toolbar
          1. 1. Download and Install the Toolbar
          2. 2. Protect Yourself Against “Phishers”
          3. 3. Find the Toolbar
          4. 4. Fill In Your eBay Information
          5. 5. Change Your Options
          6. 6. Watch Your Auctions
          7. 7. Search eBay
      2. 12. Using PayPal for Paying or Receiving Money
        1. 83. About PayPal
        2. 84. Sign Up for PayPal
          1. 1. Click the Sign Up Link
          2. 2. Choose Your Account Type
          3. 3. Enter Your Personal Information
          4. 4. Read the User Agreement and Privacy Policy
          5. 5. Confirm Your Email Address
        3. 85. Pay for an Item Using PayPal
          1. 1. Click the Email PayPal Link
          2. 2. Click the PayPal Link in an Auction
          3. 3. Initiate Payment from PayPal
          4. 4. Fill in Auction Information
          5. 5. Add Credit Card Information
          6. 6. Pay for Other Auctions or Receive Confirmation
        4. 86. Receive Money for an Item Using PayPal
          1. 1. Check Your Email
          2. 2. Check the Transaction Details
          3. 3. Check Your PayPal Payment
          4. 4. Withdraw PayPal Funds
          5. 5. Keep Track of Your Payment History
        5. 87. Manage Your PayPal Account
          1. 1. Log In to the My Account Page
          2. 2. View All Your Activity
          3. 3. Download Your History
          4. 4. Import Your History into a Program
          5. 5. Customize Your PayPal Account
        6. 88. Add Funds to Your PayPal Account
          1. 1. Click the Add Funds Tab
          2. 2. Fill In Your Banking Information
          3. 3. Call Your Bank or Check Your Bank Account Online
          4. 4. Click the Confirm Bank Account Link
          5. 5. Enter the Deposit Information
          6. 6. Transfer Money to PayPal
        7. 89. Send an Invoice with PayPal
          1. 1. Click the Auction Tools Tab
          2. 2. Click the End of Auction Email Link
          3. 3. Customize Your Message and Include a Logo
        8. 90. Ship a Package Using PayPal
          1. 1. Weigh and Measure Your Package
          2. 2. Click the Auction Tools Tab
          3. 3. Go to the Shipping Center
          4. 4. Go to the Accounts Overview Page
          5. 5. Fill In Shipping Options
          6. 6. Confirm Your Order
          7. 7. PrintYour Label and Ship the Goods
    10. V. Using Special eBay Auctions and Features
      1. 13. Buying or Selling a Car or Other Vehicle
        1. 91. About Buying Cars and Vehicles
        2. 92. Find a Make and Model
          1. 1. Browse by Category
          2. 2. Browse by Theme
          3. 3. Browse by Manufacturer
          4. 4. Do a Simple Search
          5. 5. Do a Focused Search
          6. 6. Do an Advanced Search
          7. 7. Filter and Sort Your Results
          8. 8. Compare Several Vehicles
        3. 93. Read the Auction Page
          1. 1. Check Out the Bid Price
          2. 2. Get Seller Information
          3. 3. View the Description
          4. 4. Look for the Vehicle History and Inspection Reports
          5. 5. Find Shipping and Payment Details
        4. 94. Get a Vehicle History and Inspection Report
          1. 1. Click the VIN Link
          2. 2. Pay for the Vehicle History Report
          3. 3. Read the Report Summary
          4. 4. Delve into the Details
          5. 5. Ask the Seller for an Inspection Report
          6. 6. Get the Vehicle Inspected Yourself
        5. 95. About Shipping and Extra Payments
        6. 96. Bid for a Vehicle
          1. 1. Find the Vehicle at Edmund’s
          2. 2. Fine-Tune the Pricing
          3. 3. Find the Vehicle at Kelley Blue Book
          4. 4. Fill In Detailed Information
          5. 5. Compare the Pricing Information
          6. 6. Make Your Bid
        7. 97. Pay for Your Vehicle
          1. 1. Make Contact with the Seller
          2. 2. Make Partial Payment, If Required
          3. 3. Pay Using PayPal
          4. 4. Pay Using an Escrow Service
          5. 5. Transfer the Title and Get the Registration
          6. 6. Pay Taxes and Get New Registration and Plates
        8. 98. About eBay Motors Protections
          1. Limited Warranty
          2. Purchase Insurance
        9. 99. About Selling Cars and Vehicles
        10. 100. Use the “Sell Your Vehicle” Checklist
          1. 1. Download and Print the Checklist
          2. 2. List Vehicle Information
          3. 3. Take Pictures of Your Vehicle
          4. 4. Write Down the Vehicle Description
          5. 5. Determine a Selling Price
        11. 101. List Your Vehicle
          1. 1. Open the Auction Form
          2. 2. Choose Categories and Enter a VIN
          3. 3. Write the Auction Title and Description
          4. 4. Include Pictures and Details
          5. 5. Choose Payment and Shipping Information
          6. 6. Review and Submit Your Auction
        12. 102. Use the CarAd Listing Tool
          1. 1. Have Your Seller’s Checklist Ready
          2. 2. Register at CarAd
          3. 3. Start the Profile Page
          4. 4. Choose Templates and Complete the Profile
          5. 5. Add Information About Your Vehicle
          6. 6. Review and Post Your Auction
        13. 103. About Accepting Payment for Your Vehicle
      2. 14. Buying and Selling Tickets on eBay
        1. 104. About Buying Tickets
        2. 105. Search for a Ticket Auction
          1. 1. Visit the eBay Tickets & Experiences Category
          2. 2. Do a Basic Search
          3. 3. Use the Tickets Finder
          4. 4. Browse for Tickets
          5. 5. Narrow Your Search
          6. 6. View the Auction Listing
        3. 106. Make a Ticket Auction Bid
          1. 1. Check the Seating
          2. 2. Determine Your Bidding Price
          3. 3. Check the Seller and Ask Questions
          4. 4. Make the Bid
          5. 5. Pay the Seller
          6. 6. Get the Tickets
        4. 107. Make Sure That You Don’t Get Burned Buying Tickets
        5. 108. About Selling Tickets
        6. 109. Create a Ticket Auction
          1. 1. Prepare Your Ticket Information
          2. 2. Start the Auction Page
          3. 3. Fill In the Auction Title
          4. 4. Fill In the Item Specifics and Description
          5. 5. Enter the Face Value
          6. 6. Finish Creating the Auction
        7. 110. About Accepting the Money and Shipping the Tickets
        8. 111. Make Sure That You Don’t Get Burned Selling Tickets
      3. 15. Bidding on Live Auctions
        1. 112. About eBay Live Auctions
        2. 113. Find and Sign Up for a Live Auction
          1. 1. Go to the eBay Live Auctions Page
          2. 2. Browse or Search Through Live Auctions
          3. 3. Find a Current Live Auction on Which You Want to Bid
          4. 4. Click to Register for the Auction
          5. 5. Register for the Auction
          6. 6. Fill in Personal Information
        3. 114. Check Out the Auction Catalog
          1. 1. Click the Auction
          2. 2. Read the Catalog Description
          3. 3. Read the Terms and Conditions
          4. 4. Find out Bidding Increments and Extra Fees
          5. 5. Find out Contact Information, Preview Information, and Payment Details
          6. 6. Examine the Lots for Sale
          7. 7. Visit the Auction’s Website
        4. 115. View the Auction
          1. 1. Enter the Auction
          2. 2. Wait for the Auction to Begin
          3. 3. View the Current Item Being Auctioned
          4. 4. Follow the Bidding
          5. 5. Bid Before the Lot Closes
        5. 116. About Bidding at Live Auctions
      4. 16. Using Special eBay Features
        1. 117. Use the eBay Store
          1. 1. Go to the eBay Stores Page
          2. 2. View the Anchor Stores
          3. 3. Browse the Stores
          4. 4. Search through eBay Stores
          5. 5. Visit a Store
          6. 6. Browse and Buy
        2. 118. Shop with Half.com
          1. 1. Go to Half.com
          2. 2. Browse by Category
          3. 3. Search Half.com
          4. 4. Read the Details
          5. 5. Buy the Item
        3. 119. About eBay University and eBay Workshops
        4. 120. About Using eBay Consignment Businesses
        5. 121. Become Part of the eBay Community
          1. 1. Visit the Community Area
          2. 2. Find a Discussion Board
          3. 3. Select a Discussion Topic
          4. 4. Read a Discussion
          5. 5. Post a Response
          6. 6. Join an eBay Group
          7. 7. Chat with eBay Members
    11. VI. Appendixes
      1. A. Quick Reference
        1. eBay Selling Fees
        2. eBay Bidding Increments
        3. What Member Feedback Star Ratings Mean
        4. Banned Items on eBay
          1. Prohibited Items
          2. Questionable Items
        5. Ticket-Selling Rules
        6. Escrow Costs
        7. Quick HTML Help
        8. Useful eBay Pages
        9. Useful Websites
    12. Contents at a Glance
      1. Part I: Getting Started on eBay
        1. Chapter 1: Start Here
        2. Chapter 2: Power Browsing and Power Searching
      2. Part II: Buying on eBay
        1. Chapter 3: Bidding and Buying
        2. Chapter 4: Winning Your Auctions with Power Bidding
        3. Chapter 5: Making Sure That You Don’t Get Burned
      3. Part III: Selling on eBay
        1. Chapter 6: Selling Your Items
        2. Chapter 7: Power Tips for Handling for Digital Auction Pictures
        3. Chapter 8: Completing the Sale
        4. Chapter 9: Advanced Tools for Sellers
        5. Chapter 10: Starting an eBay Business
      4. Part IV: Getting the Most Out of eBay
        1. Chapter 11: Using eBay Power Tools
        2. Chapter 12: Using PayPal for Paying or Receiving Money
      5. Part V: Using Special eBay Auctions and Features
        1. Chapter 13: Buying or Selling a Car or Other Vehicle
        2. Chapter 14: Buying and Selling Tickets on eBay
        3. Chapter 15: Bidding on Live Auctions
        4. Chapter 16: Using Special eBay Features
        5. Appendix A: Quick Reference
    13. Key Terms