Chapter 1

Researching on eBay

IN THIS CHAPTER

check Using eBay search

check Figuring out what’s your “Best Match”

check Working with search results

check Finding eBay members

check Figuring out the category structure

Think of walking into a store and seeing thousands of aisles of shelves containing millions of items. Browsing the categories of items up for sale on eBay can be just as pleasantly boggling, without the prospect of sore feet. One of the best parts of shopping on eBay is that you can find just about everything, from that esoteric lithium battery to new designer dresses (with matching shoes) to pneumatic jackhammers. New or used, it’s all here — lurking in the millions of daily listings.

Start surfing around the site, and you instantly understand the size and scope of what you can find for sale. You may feel overwhelmed at first, but the folks at eBay have come up with a multitude of ways to help you find exactly what you’re looking for. But finding the nuggets (deals) can be like searching for the ...

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