Archive for January, 2009

eBay will never send you emails asking your to update your account and then provide a link in the email for you to click for that purpose. While eBay will send you emails (and lots of themeither informational or promotional in nature), they don’t send out the type of “instant account management” email.

On the top of the home page across virtually every eBay page, as a matter of fact is the Navigation Bar. This bar includes links to the major sections of the eBay site: Buy, Sell, My eBay, Community, and Help. When you click one of these links, you go to the main page for that […]

Of course, you can’t sell just anything on eBaythere are some items that eBay prohibits you from selling. This list of what you can’t buy or sell on eBay makes a lot of sense; most of these items are illegal, are controversial, or could e xpose eBay to various legal actions.

To give you an idea of what you’ll find up for auction, here’s a list of eBay’s major item categories: – Books – Coins – Antiques – Clothing, shoes, and accessories – Collectibles – Computers and networking – Consumer electronics – Cars, parts, and vehicles (eBay Motors) – Art – Cameras and photo – Business […]

How eBay Auction Work

In: News

31 Jan 2009

Before you can list an item for sale or place a bid on an item, you first have to register with eBay. There’s no fee to register, although eBay does charge the seller a small listing fee to list an item for sale, and another small transaction fee when the item is sold. eBay doesn’t charge any fees to buyers.


In: News

21 Jan 2009
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What is eBay?

In: News

12 Jan 2009

What is eBay? I think the site’s official mission statement does a good job of summing up what eBay is all about:

eBay’s mission is to provide a global trading platform where practically anyone can trade practically anything.

eBay was born over Labor Day weekend in 1995, when Pierre Omidyar, a computer programmer, wrote the code for an auction website that he ran from his home computer.

Today, Omidyar’s hobby is known as eBay, the world’s largest online marketplace – where practically anyone can sell practically anything at any time. It’s an idea that BusinessWeek once called “nothing less than a virtual, self-regulating global economy.”

You don’t have to pay eBay anything to browse through items on its site. You don’t have to pay eBay anything to bid on an item. You don’t even have to pay eBay anything if you actually buy an item (although you will be paying the seller directly, of course). But if you’re listing an […]

If you intend to sell items on eBay, you’ll need to provide a little bit more information to eBayin particular, your checking account number and either a credit or debit card number. The credit/debit card number is for billing purposes; your card is billed for all seller’s fees you incur. (You can also choose to pay via checking account withdrawal; eBay bills your account once a month.) The checking account information is used to confirm that you are who you say you are, in an attempt to weed out fraudulent sellers from the system.

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