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Getting Started on eBay

For those new to using eBay, or who are just thinking about what it might offer, this introduction to buying and selling on eBay will include information on getting started, setting up an account, searching for items to buy, bidding, and creating a listing for an item for sale. Bidding on eBay is a little different from bidding in a country auction, and we'll talk about strategies for winning an auction without bidding more than you mean to (or need to!), and will go through the step-by-step process of listing an item for sale on eBay.

Below you will find links to online resources, free downloads of the handouts we use in our programs, and links to Amazon for books, software, and hardware where appropriate. Using these links to purchase these items benefits Upper Valley Digital and helps us to continue to provide the free information and handouts you can find here.

Reference books

1000 Best eBay Success Secrets: Secrets From a Powerseller - Greg Holden
eBay: The Missing Manual - Nancy Conner
eBayPhotos That Sell: Taking Great Product Shots for eBay and Beyond - Dan Gookin and Robert Birnbach

Online Resources

eBay
eBay Learning Center
PayPal
Understanding eBay Bidding (About.com)

Program Handouts

eBay Tips - Buying and Selling [pdf]