Archive for April, 2009

If you have a house or other type of real estate to sell, you can list it for auction on the eBay Real Estate site ( Or if you don’t quite trust the auction format for something this expensive, you can use eBay to create a traditional real estate listing, like the kind a realtor […]

Maybe you find the whole eBay process a little intimidating. You have some things you’d like to sell, but don’t want to bother with the online auction process. What do you do? If you don’t want to sell your own stuff on eBay, you can let someone else sell it for you. In essence, you […]

Another way to bypass the auction process is to go directly to buyers who want to buy what you have for sale. You can do this with eBay’s new Want It Now feature, where buyers create “wish lists” of specific items. You search the Want It Now listings, and when you find a match, you […]

eBay isn’t just eBay. The eBay corporation also owns a site called (, which lets anyone sell certain types of merchandise in a fixed-price format. List your items for sale, wait for someone to buy them, and then collect the money. In this respect works a lot like the Amazon Marketplace which, by […]

Another Video from the eBay Tutorials Video Series: Tricks of eBay Power Sellers [youtube][/youtube]

When a bidder backs out of an auction, you’re stuck with the merchandise you thought you had sold. Assuming that you still want to sell the item, what do you do? eBay offers the opportunity for you to make what it calls a Second Chance Offer to other bidders in your failed auction. This lets […]

After an Unpaid Item Dispute has been filed, eBay sends a message to the bidder requesting that the two of you work things out. (It’s not a very strong message, in my humble opinion, but it’s what it is.) You then have to wait 7 days before you can request a refund of your final […]

It’s on your shoulders to go to whatever lengths possible to contact the high bidder in your eBay auctions. This should start with the standard post-auction email, of course. If the buyer hasn’t responded within three days, resend your original email with an “URGENT” added to the subject line. You should also amend the message […]

here are some additional tips you can use to take some of the hassle out of shipping your eBay items: When you’re using the U.S. Postal Service for shipping, try to time your visits to avoid long lines. That means avoiding lunch hour and the last half hour or so before closing; avoiding Mondays; and […]

If you think the package might be lost in transit (it’s taking too long to arrive), you can always avail yourself of the tracking services provided by UPS, FedEx, and other major carriers. These services typically provide tracking numbers for all packages shipped. In most cases, you can track your package by entering the package’s […]

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