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You’ve waited the requisite 7 (or 1 or 3 or 5 or 10) days, and your auction has finally ended. What comes next? The post-auction process involves more work, in most cases, than the listing process. You have to contact the buyer, arrange payment, receive payment, pack the item, ship the item, and leave feedback. […]

Frequent early cancellations may cause eBay to revoke your membership. What do you do if you need to cancel an auction completely? It happens, you know. Maybe you have an unexpected trip come up, so you won’t be home when your auction ends (and when the item will need to ship). Maybe you discover you […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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