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What is eBay
Ebay for Beginners
Have you noticed that whenever you open a newspaper, watch
the TV or have a conversation, people seem to be talking about eBay? If you've
never used it and you've no idea what it's all about, then the chances are that
you're starting to feel a little left out. But don't worry!
This website provides contains everything you need to know about the
basics of bidding and buying on eBay. Sign up
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So What is eBay?
eBay is an online auction website - and not just any auction site, but the
biggest one in the world. If you know how an auction works, then you already
know sort of how eBay works. Someone adds something they want to sell to the
site, and then buyers come along and place bids on it. The highest bid wins the
item! It's that simple. You can buy on ebay or sell on ebay.
eBay being an online auction makes a big difference. Buying and selling
are not reserved for any elite. eBay accepts almost any item, no matter how
small, and will then advertise it on their sites all over the world. It's a
powerful combination of an auction and a slightly chaotic marketplace.
It is fun to buy on ebay!
What is Bidding?
Bidding is when you say how much you will pay for an item in an auction. Bidding
on eBay, however, doesn't work in exactly the same way as a normal auction, at
least in theory. On eBay, you tell the site what the maximum you are willing to
pay for each item is, and then eBay places the bids on your behalf. That means
you could say you were willing to pay up to $100 for something and only have to
pay $50, if that was the highest maximum bid anyone else placed.
It's not as complicated as it sounds - the best way to get used to it is to give
it a try. First, the best thing to do is to go to the eBay website designed for
your country. If you don't know the address for it, just go to
it will tell you there. Now, on the front page you should see a big box marked
'search': just type in the search box anything that you
would like to buy on ebay.
Wasn't that easy? Now you should have a list of items for sale in front of you,
along with how much people are currently bidding for them and the time when
bidding ends for each item. If you click one of these, you can read the
description, and then - if you're happy with the item and happy to pay more than
the current highest bidder is - you can bid!
How Do I Bid?
Go ahead and scroll down to the bottom of an item's description page, and type
the maximum you are willing to pay (your maximum bid) into the box. Then simply
press the 'place bid' button - you will need to sign in once you press the
button, or go through a quick registration process if you don't have an eBay
If someone else's maximum bid on that item is higher than yours, then eBay will
tell you and give you the opportunity to bid again. Otherwise, you're now the
new highest bidder! All you need to do now is wait until the end of the auction
- if someone else outbids you, then eBay will email you and you can bid again.
All sounds great, doesn't it? But by now you might be wondering whether a site
as chaotic as eBay can really be all that safe to buy from. That's why the next
email in this series will be about your rights when you buy from eBay.
You can start your own
eBay business and sell on ebay either part or full time.
There are several ways to sell on ebay
How To Sell on eBay
The first thing you
need to do is sign up for eBay. A Standard eBay account is free and youcan
either buy on ebay or sell
using this type of account.
If you only have a few items to sell on
eBay or if you want to buy
items this is the the type of account you need.
up for a free eBay account
you have a large inventory of items that you would like to sell, you should
consider opening an ebay store. You can get your own ebay store. A one
time ebay offered a 30 day free trial when you
signed up. Visit www.ebay.com and sign up for your own ebay
Now that you
are registered you can buy or sell on eBay. Sign into your
free eBay account and you can begin to buy
on ebay or sell on ebay !
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