Buying and Selling Group 4 Carter Sample, Brandin Neal, Garrett Berry, Raymond Harris
History <ul><li>Founded by Pierre Omidyar in 1995 </li></ul><ul><li>Originally name Echo Bay Technology </li></ul><ul><li>...
History <ul><li>eBay was focused on customer feeling safe </li></ul><ul><li>2004 135 Million users worldwide  </li></ul>
What is eBay? <ul><li>Online auction intermediary </li></ul><ul><li>Buy and Sell almost anything </li></ul><ul><li>Easy to...
Buying
Buying Helpful Statistics <ul><li>eBay users worldwide trade more than US$1,640 worth of goods on the site every second. <...
Finding What You Need <ul><li>Use the search </li></ul><ul><li>Use the categories </li></ul>
Narrow it down
Narrow it down
Narrow it Down
Find the Right Price
Looking at a Product <ul><li>Read  everything </li></ul><ul><li>Look at the feedback </li></ul><ul><li>Date ending? </li><...
Buy it Now or Bid <ul><li>Buy it Now </li></ul><ul><li>Bid </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Wait until it’s almost over </li></ul></u...
Selling
Select a Category
Add a Title
Choose a Picture <ul><li>Make sure the picture is clear </li></ul><ul><li>Original </li></ul><ul><li>If expensive put more...
Describe the Item <ul><li>•  Detailed  description of what it is </li></ul><ul><li>•  Condition (be honest) </li></ul><ul>...
Set Prices <ul><li>Review what others have sold for </li></ul><ul><li>“ Buy it now” option? </li></ul><ul><li>Shipping Cos...
Review Auction
Keep in Touch <ul><li>Review messages frequently </li></ul><ul><li>Try to respond promptly and clearly </li></ul><ul><li>B...
PayPal <ul><li>Fast and Popular accepted way of payment </li></ul><ul><li>Safe (for the most part) </li></ul><ul><li>The m...
Safety Tips for Buying <ul><li>If you have to use bid retraction </li></ul><ul><li>Make sure your ok with methods of shipp...
Safety Tips for Buying <ul><li>Careful of “untested” items </li></ul><ul><li>Check the return policy </li></ul><ul><li>Don...
Safety Tips for Selling <ul><li>Check feedback of bidders </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t end the auction early or sell outside of...
Safety Tips for Selling <ul><li>A few items you can get in trouble selling </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Firearms </li></ul></ul><...
Review <ul><li>Narrow it down (search and categories) </li></ul><ul><li>Check Prices </li></ul><ul><li>Read everything </l...
 
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  • Hi, we’re Group 4 (introduce names) and today we are going to be talking to show you the basics of Buying and Selling on eBay
  • First we would like to give you a little background on the History of eBay. eBay was originally founded by Pierre Omidyar in 1995. He originally intended for the site to be named “Echo Bay Technology”, however the web domain “echobay.com” was already taken so he shortened it to “ebay.com” and thus ebay was born. A few years eBay’s inception co-founder Jeff Skoll joined the company along with Harvard Business graduate Meg Whitman.
  • One of eBay’s central goals was to make the customer feel safe. Since the very idea of eBay was doing business with strangers, they felt it important to create a community safety. This mindset was obviously very successful as shown by the number. In 2004 ebay had ammassed over 135 million users worldwide.
  • eBay users worldwide trade more than $1,640 dollars worth of goods every second. And at any given time there are about 104 million listings worldwide. So you can find whatever you are looking for.
  • When you first decide to buy something off of ebay you have 2 routes to choose from. First, you can use the search. This is essentially like any search engine you may use but only within the context of the eBay market place. The second option you can decide to use is the categories. Basically here, you can browse the different areas for things of interest. The categories are sometimes more useful for people who are looking more to browse than find something specific.
  • Once you do a search or click a general category you will get something that looks like this screen. Depending on your search you could get quite a few results. I did this one on a Nikon camera. And look at the results I got (transition).
  • As you can see I had an overwhelming amount of results for my search. Now, I could just scroll through the hundreds of pages looking for things that I want. Or I could narrow it down even further. See the categories on the left? These selections are more detailed categories within your search, since I’m looking for a camera I’m going to click here (point to “Digital Cameras”) and now….(transition)
  • I’ve got only 260 listings. While that’s still a lot that’s quit better than the 2,500 I had a second ago. And these are all exactly what I’m looking for. If I want I can try to narrow it down even further. Now that I have narrowed my search down the products I am looking for. It’s time to search for a deal. A lot of people make the mistake of buying something that they perceive is a good deal based on what they’ve seen in stores. However, the smarter way is to view the completed items.
  • Here I can see what similar items sold for in the past (if the sold at all) so I can get an idea of what kind of deal I should keep my eyes out for. If you notice the green and red prices. The green ones are the ones that sold and the red are the ones that ddn’t.
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    1. 1. Buying and Selling Group 4 Carter Sample, Brandin Neal, Garrett Berry, Raymond Harris
    2. 2. History <ul><li>Founded by Pierre Omidyar in 1995 </li></ul><ul><li>Originally name Echo Bay Technology </li></ul><ul><li>Echobay.com was already in use, shortened to ebay.com </li></ul><ul><li>Jeff Skoll & Meg Whitman joined in 1998 as Co-Founders </li></ul>
    3. 3. History <ul><li>eBay was focused on customer feeling safe </li></ul><ul><li>2004 135 Million users worldwide </li></ul>
    4. 4. What is eBay? <ul><li>Online auction intermediary </li></ul><ul><li>Buy and Sell almost anything </li></ul><ul><li>Easy to use, very popular </li></ul>
    5. 5. Buying
    6. 6. Buying Helpful Statistics <ul><li>eBay users worldwide trade more than US$1,640 worth of goods on the site every second. </li></ul><ul><li>At any given time, there are approximately 104 million listings worldwide. </li></ul>
    7. 7. Finding What You Need <ul><li>Use the search </li></ul><ul><li>Use the categories </li></ul>
    8. 8. Narrow it down
    9. 9. Narrow it down
    10. 10. Narrow it Down
    11. 11. Find the Right Price
    12. 12. Looking at a Product <ul><li>Read everything </li></ul><ul><li>Look at the feedback </li></ul><ul><li>Date ending? </li></ul><ul><li>Price and shipping Cost </li></ul>
    13. 13. Buy it Now or Bid <ul><li>Buy it Now </li></ul><ul><li>Bid </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Wait until it’s almost over </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Automatically bids up to set price </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Reserves </li></ul>
    14. 14. Selling
    15. 15. Select a Category
    16. 16. Add a Title
    17. 17. Choose a Picture <ul><li>Make sure the picture is clear </li></ul><ul><li>Original </li></ul><ul><li>If expensive put more than one </li></ul>X
    18. 18. Describe the Item <ul><li>• Detailed description of what it is </li></ul><ul><li>• Condition (be honest) </li></ul><ul><li>• Why you are selling it </li></ul><ul><li>• Payment options, who pays shipping, etc. </li></ul>
    19. 19. Set Prices <ul><li>Review what others have sold for </li></ul><ul><li>“ Buy it now” option? </li></ul><ul><li>Shipping Cost </li></ul><ul><li>Set Reserve? </li></ul>
    20. 20. Review Auction
    21. 21. Keep in Touch <ul><li>Review messages frequently </li></ul><ul><li>Try to respond promptly and clearly </li></ul><ul><li>Be proactive on providing info/pictures to inquires </li></ul>
    22. 22. PayPal <ul><li>Fast and Popular accepted way of payment </li></ul><ul><li>Safe (for the most part) </li></ul><ul><li>The most commonly recognized form of payment on eBay </li></ul>
    23. 23. Safety Tips for Buying <ul><li>If you have to use bid retraction </li></ul><ul><li>Make sure your ok with methods of shipping and payment </li></ul><ul><li>Be wary of deals that are “too good to be true” </li></ul><ul><li>Be wary of auctions where you purchase an item, but have to wait a few months before it ships </li></ul><ul><li>Make sure items are authentic (certificate or other proof) </li></ul>
    24. 24. Safety Tips for Buying <ul><li>Careful of “untested” items </li></ul><ul><li>Check the return policy </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t be scared to file a complaint, do it in a timely manner though. </li></ul>
    25. 25. Safety Tips for Selling <ul><li>Check feedback of bidders </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t end the auction early or sell outside of eBay </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t be shy about contacting the buyer repeatedly if you don’t get payment </li></ul><ul><li>Consider not doing “worldwide” sales </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t have your friends “bump” an item </li></ul>
    26. 26. Safety Tips for Selling <ul><li>A few items you can get in trouble selling </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Firearms </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Knockoff music, software, movies, TV shows </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Raffles </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cable descramblers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Any item that violates intellectual property laws </li></ul></ul>
    27. 27. Review <ul><li>Narrow it down (search and categories) </li></ul><ul><li>Check Prices </li></ul><ul><li>Read everything </li></ul><ul><li>Use safe methods of payment </li></ul><ul><li>Be descriptive </li></ul><ul><li>Provide good pictures </li></ul><ul><li>Be honest </li></ul><ul><li>Communicate quickly </li></ul>
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