Archive for February, 2009

eBay Snipping

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25 Feb 2009

If you have any experience with eBay auctions, you’ve seen the following phenomenon. On day one of the auction, there are a few initial bids. On day two, the number of new bids trails off. On days three through six, few if any bids are placed. Then, on the seventh and last day of the […]

If you can’t find exactly what you want on the eBay site, all hope is not lost. eBay offers a new feature called Want It Now, which lets you post the online equivalent of an “item wanted” ad; sellers who have what you want can then contact you to make a deal. To get to […]

Tired of waiting around for the end of an auctiononly to find out you didn’t have the winning bid? Well, there’s a way to actually buy some items you see for auctionwithout going through the bidding process. All you have to do is look for those auctions that have a Buy It Now option. eBay […]

When all is said and done, eBay is a fairly safe environment to conduct person-to-person transactions. The vast majority of eBay users are honest individuals, and you’ll no doubt enjoy hundreds of good transactions before you hit your first bad one. That said, here are some tips on how to better protect yourself when you’re […]

I found this comment to be useful, so here it is: I find that if something is unusual, it is best to use the 7 day auction format, so it gives more buyers time to find the item. If I’m selling something more common, I prefer 3 day listings. A lot of listings don’t get […]


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