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Making Money on eBay For Dummies, Australian Edition

Making Money on eBay For Dummies, Australian Edition

Nathan Huppatz, Marsha Collier

ISBN: 978-1-742-16977-4

Jan 2012

304 pages

Select type: Paperback

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Sell with confidence and share the secrets of the eBay elite

Whether you want to turn clutter into cash, create a steady revenue stream or give up your job and start an eBay business, Making Money on eBay For Dummies, Australian Edition, is for you. This handy guide offers tips on everything from registering with eBay, sourcing items to sell and working out your fees, to automating your business and marketing to new and existing buyers.

  • Source your items — discover goods close to home or through online wholesalers
  • Create a killer listing — perfect your item titles and descriptions, and understand the importance of great images
  • Set up an eBay Store — select your payment structure, design your store and market to your customers
  • Choose the right shipping and packing options — compare carriers and ensure your packages arrive in one piece
  • Deal with auction problems — end an auction early, negotiate feedback withdrawal and apply for a fee credit
  • Take advantage of automation tools — manage repetitive parts of your business
  • Join the eBay community — understand the role played by the Security Centre and seek advice from experienced users

Open the book and find:

  • Tips for choosing a User ID and password
  • Advice on using the functions and reports available through your My eBay Pages
  • Guidelines for what you can — and can't — sell
  • How to block problem bidders
  • Strategies to increase traffic to your listings
  • Details of products, tools and services to help ease your way
Introduction 1

Part I: Forget the Mall: Getting a Feel for eBay 7

Chapter 1: Why eBay Is a Terrific Place to Sell 9

Chapter 2: The Bucks Start Here: Signing Up at eBay 19

Chapter 3: Getting to Know Your Marketplace 29

Chapter 4: My Own Private eBay 43

Part II: Are You Selling What They're Buying?  67

Chapter 5: Time to Make Some Money!  69

Chapter 6: Time to Sell: Completing the Cyber Paperwork 97

Chapter 7: eBay Storefront for Rent — Great Exposure!  125

Chapter 8: Closing the Deal and Shipping It Out 133

Chapter 9: Troubleshooting Your Auction 155

Chapter 10: Using Pictures to Increase Your Profits 175

Part III: So You Wanna Get Serious?  195

Chapter 11: Tools Aren’t for Fools 197

Chapter 12: Advanced Strategies for Selling 211

Part IV: Tips, References and More!  227

Chapter 13: eBay’s Security Resources 229

Chapter 14: Playing Nice with Other eBay Members 245

Part V: The Part of Tens 253

Chapter 15: Ten Golden Rules for eBay Sellers 255

Chapter 16: Ten eBay Success Stories 261

Appendix: Easing Your Way on eBay 269

Index 277