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Buying Things on Ebay
Buying Things on Ebay
If you have never bought anything on Ebay, and you are wondering how it all works, maybe I can help you. There are a few ways you can buy things on Ebay, Ebay Auction, Buy It Now, and Best Offer. With Ebay Auction, is just like any other auction, in that you make a bid on an item, and the highest bidder wins the auction. With Buy It Now, you simply click the Buy It Now button, and pay the Buy It Now price. With Best Offer, you make an offer to the seller, and the seller can decline your offer, or accept your offer, and you can make up to 3 offers on an item. If the seller accepts your offer, you have won the item.
The first step in buying items on Ebay is to become an Ebay member. To become an Ebay member, go to Ebay.com, and click on register. On the registration page, fill in your information.
Once you are an Ebay member, you can buy items on Ebay. When you find an item that youíd like to buy, make sure to read their item description thoroughly, to make sure you agree to their terms. For instance, some people only accept PayPal for payment. If you are not a PayPal member, Do NOT Bid on the item.
Make sure to look at their shipping costs, and make sure the amount is acceptable to you, because you will be paying for shipping. Some sellerís add handling charges that are reasonable, and others add outrageous amounts to their shipping and handling.
Finally, look at the sellerís feedback. You can view a sellerís feedback by clicking on the number to the right of their user name. Looking at the sellerís feedback will show you what kind of a seller they are, and if their customers are satisfied with their products. If they have a lot of negative feedback, it is a pretty good indication that you do not want to buy from them.
When you find an item you want to buy, the seller has good feedback, and you agree to all of their terms, you can make a bid. When making a bid, you want to bid the highest amount you are willing to pay, and Ebay will start low, and automatically bid for you if someone tries to outbid you. Ebay will only bid up to your highest bid amount.
If you win the auction, you should expect an invoice from the seller. If you do not receive an invoice, contact the seller as soon as possible. Pay for your item in a timely manner, because you too will be left feedback.
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