Absolute Beginner's Guide to eBay
||Author: Michael Miller|
List Price: $18.95
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Publisher: Que (03 February, 2003)
Sales Rank: 29,662
Average Customer Rating: 4 out of 5
Customer ReviewsRating: 4 out of 5
Best thing I've found about succeeding on eBay . . .
I've been a small-time bookseller on eBay since shortly after it started up, and it took awhile to figure out just what I was doing. I wish this book had been available then! Actually, it's become more difficult -- not easier -- ... ... Miller does a good job of explaining the best way to approach things, dealing with the eBay Establishment, handling deadbeats and frauds (buyers *and* sellers), playing the feedback game, and trying to decide if you can actually make a living from this thing. (Probably not for most booksellers, not without a real-world location to work from.) The chapter of shipping tips is especially worth reading. Of the half-dozen recent books about eBay I've read recently, this is probably the best.
Rating: 4 out of 5
Learn how to satisfy your urge to bargain
The fact that ...e-Bay, one of the few other successful e-businesses does as well. ...e-Bay satisfies the fundamental human desire to bargain and make money. It is ironic to think that although the Internet was considered to be the ultimate in niche market opportunities, it has been those two general human characteristics that have driven the most successful e-businesses.
If you have been feeling the desire to gratify your urge to buy and sell, but have been hesitant to do so out of ignorance, then this book is for you. In plain, clear, extremely non-technical language, Miller explains what e-Bay is, how to get started and if all goes well, how to ramp up to being a major player. The only prerequisite is a fundamental knowledge of the world wide web and how to surf from site to site. This includes the basics of filling out and submitting forms.
Miller is also honest about some of the optional features offered by e-Bay. Additional options such as extra and longer listings are quite properly considered a waste of money. He is also blunt in stating that about 50% of all the items listed on e-Bay are not sold. This is very sound advice, as it is easy to get caught up in sales and by not understanding the value of the features, end up selling your items at a loss.
e-Bay as an organization is right in considering the e-Bay service to be a community, the largest and most varied shopping bazaar in the world. Everyone with a desire to do so can join, and this book will show you how.
· The Official eBay Bible
· eBay for Dummies
· How to Sell Anything on eBay . . . and Make a Fortune!
· Starting an eBay Business for Dummies