Chapter 3. You Can Go Home — Again and Again!

In This Chapter

  • Getting the lay of the land

  • Using the eBay home page's links and icons

  • Perusing the categories

  • Finding out about eBay's worldwide reach

  • Checking out featured auctions and other fun stuff

I hate to say it, but the famous writer Thomas Wolfe was wrong; the title of this chapter is true! You can go home again. At least on eBay! I visit the eBay home page on a regular basis; it's a place where I can keep up with eBay's newest offerings. Month after month, millions of people (just like us) land on eBay's home page without wearing out the welcome mat (probably because they are wearing their bunny slippers). The eBay home page is the front door to the most popular auction site on the Internet.

Everything you need to know about navigating eBay begins right here. In this chapter, I give you the grand tour of the areas you can reach right from the home page with the help of links.

What Is the Home Page?

The eBay home page is shown in Figure 3-1 and includes the following key areas:

  • A navigation bar at the top of the page with five eBay links that can zip you straight to any of the many eBay areas, as well as two additional — and powerful — links right below the navigation bar.

  • A search box that helps you find items by title keywords as well as a link to eBay's Advanced Search page.

  • A list of links to the most popular auction categories.

  • A link box that takes you directly to a drop-down menu of a complete listing of top-level categories, a direct ...

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