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Absolute Beginner’s Guide to eBay, Fifth Edition by Michael Miller

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Chapter 4. Bidding in Online Auctions

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Understanding the Bidding Process

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How to Read an Item Listing

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Before You Bid

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Just Do It—Placing a Bid

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Bidding in Other Types of Auctions

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What to Do After You’ve Bid

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Five Common Bidding Mistakes

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You Won! Now What?

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There are two ways to buy items on eBay: via the traditional online auction format, or at a fixed price. Not all items offered by eBay sellers have a fixed-price option; the auction format is still the most popular way to sell and buy items on eBay.

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