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PayPal For Dummies by Marsha Collier, Victoria Rosenborg

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Chapter 8

Listing an Item on eBay

In This Chapter

  • Selecting your item's category
  • Selecting a title and giving your item a description
  • Selecting PayPal as the payment method for the winning bidder
  • Submitting the item to be auctioned
  • Adding PayPal logos — automatically and manually
  • Managing items with the PayPal Selling Manager
  • Getting cash back from PayPal
  • Selling through PayPal Shops

Now that you know all about buying with PayPal, and you have set up your selling preferences, it's time for the main event — auctioning an item on eBay. Offering bidders the chance to pay with PayPal is a smart move if you want more bidders — and who doesn't? According to a survey of random eBay buyers, three out of four prefer PayPal over other payment methods. (Hey — the survey was cited on the PayPal Web site … it wasn't just me asking friends for their opinions.)

This chapter shows you how to list an item on eBay and set up PayPal as the payment method. For obvious reasons, the information given in this chapter has a PayPal-centric view of the process. If you want more detailed information about selling on eBay, I recommend getting your hands on a copy of Marsha Collier's excellent eBay For Dummies. It gives you insider experience on bidding, selling, and everything in between!

Unlike a garage sale, selling on eBay isn't free … you pay a fee to list and sell items. The higher the value of the item, the higher the fee. Table 8-1 shows the eBay fees at the time this book was written.

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