Chapter 2. Ready, Set, Go: Signing Up on eBay

In This Chapter

  • Using eBay's easy forms

  • Getting up close and personal about your privacy

  • Identifying with user IDs and passwords

  • Learning the ropes (eBay rules and regs)

You've probably figured out that you sign on to eBay electronically, which means you don't really sign on the dotted line as folks did in days of old. Nowadays, the art of scrawling your signature has become as outdated as vinyl records (although you can still get very collectible vinyl records on eBay if you're feeling nostalgic).

Compared to finding a parking space at a shopping center during the holidays, signing up for eBay is a snap. The toughest thing you have to do is type your e-mail address correctly (and, if you're like me, that's often a challenge).

In this chapter, you find out everything you need to know about registering on eBay. You get tips on what information you have to disclose and what you should keep to yourself. Don't worry — this is an open-book test. You don't need to memorize state capitals, the periodic table, or even multiplication tables. (Whew.)

Registering on eBay

You don't have to wear one of those icky "Hello, My Name Is" stickers on your shirt after you sign on, but eBay needs to know some things about you before it grants you membership. You and millions of other folks will be roaming around eBay's online treasure trove; eBay needs to know who's who. So, keeping that in mind, sign in, please!

You don't have to be a rocket scientist to register ...

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