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The Garage Sale Millionaire: Make Money with Hidden Finds from Garage Sales to Storage Unit Auctions and Everything in Between, Revised and Updated by Jeffrey Kern, Aaron LaPedis

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Creating a Seller’s Account and Understanding How to Sell Your Items for a Profit on eBay

Creating Your Account

The first step you must take to become an eBay seller is to create a Seller’s Account. You do this, of course, by filling out yet another online form. Although there are differences in registering as a seller compared to a buyer, these differences are minor. Some of the additional information you’ll need to provide when registering as a seller includes a credit or debit card number. The rest of what needs to be filled out is the usual name and address information. Now that you have registered as a seller on eBay, you can begin the process of listing your items on the website.

Understanding the Different Types of Auctions on eBay and What These Levels Mean to Your Costs and Eventual Profits

Before you get ready to list your items for sale on eBay or even begin considering how you’re going to describe your items to get the best response, you must first understand the different types of auctions eBay offers. There are two different types of auctions on eBay: fixed auctions and current auctions (see table below). Each different category offers distinct positives and negatives to the seller depending on which one the seller chooses.

The first classification of eBay auction is the fixed auction. With a fixed auction, you will be paying higher listing fees and more of a commission to eBay than someone selling in a store auction. The major benefit in comparison to store auctions ...

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