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My eBay® for Seniors

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Easy, clear, readable, and focused on what you want to do
Step-by-step instructions for the tasks you care about most
Large, full-color, close-up photos show you exactly what to do
Common-sense help whenever you run into problems
Tips and notes to help you do even more

Over the years, you’ve learned a lot. Now, learn eBay!

We’ve identified the eBay skills you need to find bargains on great items, shop safely online, and sell your own stuff on eBay.
Our crystal-clear instructions respect your smarts but never assume you’re an expert. Big, colorful photos on nearly every page make this book incredibly easy to read and use!

  • Sign up for eBay

  • Find the best bargains

  • Buy fixed-price items

  • Bid--and win--in online auctions

  • Shop safely

  • Prepare your own items for sale

  • Create both fixed-price and auction listings

  • Collect payments via PayPal

  • Deal with deadbeats and disputes

  • Pack and ship the items you sell

  • Use eBay to downsize your home

  • Manage your activity with My eBay

  • Use eBay on your smartphone or tablet

  • Table of Contents

    1. About This eBook
    2. Title Page
    3. Copyright Page
    4. Contents at a Glance
    5. Table of Contents
    6. About the Author
    7. Dedication
    8. Acknowledgments
    9. We Want to Hear from You!
    10. Reader Services
    11. 1. Getting to Know eBay—for Seniors
      1. What Is eBay, Exactly?
      2. How Seniors Use eBay
      3. Signing Up, Signing In, and Signing Out
      4. Navigating the eBay Site
    12. 2. Shopping Safely on eBay
      1. Understanding the Risks of Shopping on eBay
      2. Minimizing Your Risk with eBay’s Feedback System
      3. Paying Safely by Credit Card—and PayPal
      4. Protecting Yourself After the Sale with eBay’s Money Back Guarantee
      5. Reporting Inappropriate Behavior
      6. Tips for Protecting Yourself on eBay
    13. 3. Browsing and Searching for Bargains
      1. Browsing eBay’s Product Categories
      2. Searching for Specific Items
      3. Viewing Product Listings
    14. 4. Buying Fixed-Price Items
      1. Fixed-Price or Auction: What’s the Best Way to Buy?
      2. Before You Buy
      3. Purchasing a Fixed-Price Item
      4. Paying for Your Purchase
      5. Shopping at eBay Stores
      6. After the Sale
    15. 5. Buying Items on Auction
      1. How Online Auctions Work
      2. Bidding in an Online Auction
      3. Winning an eBay Auction
      4. Bidding in a Reserve Price Auction
      5. Purchasing an Auction Item with the Buy It Now Option
      6. Sniping to Win
      7. Ten Tips for Winning More eBay Auctions
    16. 6. Understanding eBay’s Selling Fees
      1. What Fees Do Buyers Pay?
      2. What Fees Do Sellers Pay?
      3. Paying Your Fees
    17. 7. Preparing Items for Sale
      1. Finding Items to Sell
      2. What You Can’t Sell on eBay
      3. Preparing Items for Sale
      4. Picking the Right Category
      5. Taking Product Photos
      6. Writing an Effective Title
      7. Writing an Effective Description
      8. Making the Grade
    18. 8. Downsizing via eBay
      1. Different Ways to Downsize
      2. Determining What to Sell
      3. Determining How to Sell
      4. Determining When to Sell
      5. Letting Someone Else Sell for You
    19. 9. Selling Commodity Items at a Fixed Price
      1. What Types of Items Should You Sell at a Fixed Price?
      2. Creating a Fixed-Price Listing
      3. Managing Your Listings
      4. Making a Sale—What Happens Next?
    20. 10. Selling One-of-a-Kind Items via Auction
      1. What Types of Things Should You List via Online Auction?
      2. Before You List: Setting the Right Starting Price
      3. Creating an Auction Listing
      4. Adding Fixed-Price Selling to Your Auctions with Buy It Now
      5. Setting a Higher Minimum with a Reserve Price Auction
      6. Managing Your Item Listing
      7. After the Auction—Now What Happens?
    21. 11. Accepting Payments with PayPal
      1. Signing Up for a PayPal Account
      2. Paying for PayPal
      3. Accepting PayPal Payments in Your eBay Listings
      4. Collecting PayPal Payments
    22. 12. After the Sale—Concluding the Transaction and Leaving Feedback
      1. Understanding the Post-Sale Process
      2. Getting Paid
      3. Packing and Shipping
      4. Leaving Feedback
    23. 13. Packaging and Shipping the Items You Sell
      1. Packing Your Item for Shipment
      2. Labeling Your Package
      3. Shipping Your Item
      4. Pricing Shipping for Your eBay Listings
    24. 14. Dealing with Deadbeats and Disputes
      1. Handling Buyer Complaints
      2. Dealing with Nonpaying Buyers
    25. 15. Managing Your eBay Activity with My eBay
      1. Understanding and Navigating My eBay
      2. Using My eBay
    26. 16. Managing Your Personal Presence on eBay
      1. Viewing Other Users’ Profile Pages
      2. Personalizing Your Profile Page
      3. Managing Your eBay Account Settings
    27. 17. Using eBay on Your Mobile Phone or Tablet
      1. Using eBay’s iPhone App
      2. Using eBay on Other Mobile Devices
    28. Index