Lesson 7. Bidding in Online Auctions

In this lesson, you learn how to bid in eBay online auctions.

Understanding the Bidding Process

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.

To many new users, however, the concept of bidding in an online auction is exotic and perhaps a little intimidating. It needn’t be. Every day, millions of people just like you place bids in eBay auctions; anyone can do it, and it’s really quite easy.

So how does bidding work? In a nutshell, it’s as simple as telling eBay how much you’d be willing to pay for an item—and ...

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