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Editing eBay Auction

In: Listing

19 Mar 2009

Sometimes you have to do more than just track your auctions. Sometimes you actually have to change an item listing. Maybe you’ve received additional information about the item you’re selling. Maybe a bidder has asked a question and you feel that question (and your answer) should be part of your item listing. Maybe you flat […]

Most of the item listings on eBay look the same: a paragraph or two of plain text, maybe a picture unceremoniously dropped in below the text. That’s how a listing looks when you enter a normal, plain-text description for your item listing. But then there are those ads that shout at you with colored text […]

Unfortunately, there is no such thing as a “universal” grading system for all items; different types of collectibles have their own unique grading systems. For example, trading cards are graded from A1 to F1; stamps are graded from Poor to Superb. Mint System Grading Grade Abbreviation Description Mint MT, M, 10 An item in perfect […]

If the listing title is the headline of your ad, the listing description is your ad’s body copy. Which means it’s time to put on your copywriter’s hat and get down to the nitty-gritty details. What makes for good copy? First, you have all the space you need, so say as much as you need […]

Let’s start right at the top, with the title of your item listing. You can use up to 55 letters, numbers, characters, and spaces, and you need to accomplish two things: Include the appropriate information so that anyone searching for a similar item will find your item in his search results. Make your title stand […]

Whatever you do, resist the temptation to simply copy someone else’s picture file to use in your listing. Not only is this unethical, but it misrepresents the exact item you’re selling. You could also find yourself on the wrong side of a copyright lawsuit if the owner of the photo takes particular offense. Use a […]

Write the Right Description If the listing title is the headline of your ad, the listing description is your ad’s body copy. Which means it’s time to put on your copywriter’s hat and get down to the nitty-gritty details. Take All the Space You Need What makes for good copy? First, you have all the […]

Setting the right price is very important. I like setting a price that’s low enough to get some interested initial bidding going, but not so low that it won’t get up to the price I think the item can really sell for. So how do you know what the final selling price will be? You […]

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 […]


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