If you haven’t created an eBay account yet, what are you waiting for?
eBay is a great way to get cash for items that you don’t use and are just taking up space. It’s also a great way to get hard to find items without even leaving your home!
My grandfather used to say “One man’s junk is another man’s treasure, so drop off your junk and pick up your treasure.” He never owned a computer, this was in reference to a free thrift store he ran for our church, but the quote applies to eBay just as well. If you don’t know How to eBay, don’t worry, it’s very easy.
Buying on eBay
Some people are afraid of learning how to eBay because they fear a person over the internet will either take their money and not send the item, or send them damaged or unauthentic goods. The truth is this rarely happens.
eBay sellers have ratings that are viewable by potential customers. By each eBay sellers name will be a number and a rating. The number represents the number of transactions that person has had on eBay, and the percentage is the percent of people this person has dealt with who are satisfied with their transaction.
People with a rating of under 90 percent don’t get as many sales as someone with a rating of 97 percent or higher. If 97 percent of the people this person has dealt with is satisfied, chances are you will be too. eBay also has something called “Pay Pal Protection.” Pay Pal is a great system that helps make eBaying easy.
It’s like an online debit card without the plastic. If you use Pay Pal for an eBay purchase, and the seller doesn’t send the item, Pay Pal will refund your money to you. How’s that for peace of mind?
Selling on eBay.
Learning how to eBay is a great way to make quick cash. To maximize your profit, you should have a digital camera and a pay pal account. eBay buyers feel comfortable using Pay Pal, because of the protection it offers them. Signing up with Pay Pal is easy, and it can be done right from the eBay website. All you need is an address and a bank account.
Having a camera is important because people will want to see the item you are selling before they purchase it. During the selling process, eBay will have a section where you can upload your pictures. Also, be as descriptive as possible of the item you are selling.
For example, if it is a book does not just include a description of what the book is about, describe the condition of the book as well. When you set the price, set if for the least amount of money you will take for your item. Keep in mind that eBay has fees for each listing, which you will see before listing. There is also a “final value” fee that will be based on how much your item sells for.
Another problem with learning how to eBay is knowing what to sell. If you are thinking of selling a particular item on eBay, look up the item in eBay first. This will give you an idea if there is a market for this type of item, and give you an idea of what it is selling for.
Recently, I sold a 98 Crown Victoria, and I noticed that the owner’s manual was left behind. On an impulse, I looked up this item on eBay and found there was a market for it, and I sold it for 10 bucks. Not bad for something I probably would have thrown in the trash otherwise.
Now that you know how to eBay, as well as the ins and outs, have some fun doing it!
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Wishing you plenty of eBay success!