Buying and Selling on eBay

Even if you’ve never placed a bid or purchased anything on eBay, you’ve probably heard about it. eBay bills itself as “The World’s Marketplace,” where its eager community of online sellers and buyers from all around the world gather to buy, sell, and trade products every day. When most people think of eBay, however, they think “online auction,” and even though eBay now has its own eBay Stores, it still serves primarily as an online auction.
In the following sections, I step you through the process of buying and selling stuff on eBay, including how you pay for items you buy and collect money for items you sell.

Buying Stuff on eBay

Most people get their first taste of eBay by bidding on and eventually purchasing ...

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