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Easy Ebay 6 97


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Easy Ebay 6 97

  1. 1. e-Bay Class By Martin Brossman & Noah Boswell – other courses No Cross talking in the classroom write notes. Write down what you want to get out of this class. Please sit up front so you can see the screen.
  2. 2. Presenter notes <ul><li>Updated and added sections – Martin 3/30/2008 </li></ul><ul><li>Martin updated 4/21/2008 </li></ul>
  3. 3. About YOU! <ul><li>Who are you? </li></ul><ul><li>What is your experience of eBay? </li></ul><ul><li>What do you want to get out of this class? </li></ul><ul><li>Your initials. </li></ul>No Cross talking in the classroom write notes.
  4. 4. Fundamentals of eBay – what we will cover <ul><li>What is eBay? </li></ul><ul><li>Signing up and what you see. </li></ul><ul><li>How do you buy? </li></ul><ul><li>What is Paypal? </li></ul><ul><li>How do you Sell? </li></ul><ul><li>Rating / feedback system. </li></ul><ul><li>How to take pictures.. backgrounds.. etc. </li></ul><ul><li>1 st we will go over buying, then selling, then we will go live to post an item. </li></ul>
  5. 5. The big picture of eBay <ul><li>Look up your item in completed listings </li></ul><ul><li>Photo your item </li></ul><ul><li>Box your item (collected) </li></ul><ul><li>List your item </li></ul><ul><li>Sell your item </li></ul><ul><li>Ship it </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Use Paypal & Parcel tracking </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Give evaluation after receive </li></ul><ul><li>From completed listing learn: </li></ul><ul><li>Current selling price </li></ul><ul><li>Shipping price </li></ul><ul><li>Description and text to use </li></ul><ul><li>Categories to use </li></ul><ul><li>And What sells best! </li></ul>
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  7. 7. Tips… -SCAM e-Mails -Set Up Separate Bank Account -Pay Pal has a PHONE #
  8. 8. Pay Pal Menu Bar & Non-Ebay Transactions Often Overlooked: FREE Pay Pal Debit Card -Upper Left Under My Account -$3,000 Per Day Spending -$400 Per Day ATM -Lower Transaction Fee -60 Days After Getting Account
  9. 13. Let’s Take a Tour of Ebay!
  10. 14. Register First!
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  12. 17. Site Map
  13. 18. Searching on eBay (as though you are buying something)
  14. 19. Using the “Customized Display” options
  15. 21. The Compare Button…
  16. 23. Gallery Photo – Upgraded Fee
  17. 24. Title (55), Subtitle (55) & Sunrise
  18. 25. Final Columns
  19. 26. Learning About the Seller…
  20. 27. A Different Seller…
  21. 28. Important info about a profile
  22. 29. About Feedback # and your % score <ul><li>The Feedback Score is one of the most important pieces of a Feedback Profile. </li></ul><ul><li>. </li></ul><ul><li>For each transaction, buyers and sellers can rate each other by leaving Feedback. Feedback consists of a rating (positive, negative, or neutral), and a short comment. These ratings are used to determine Feedback Scores. </li></ul><ul><li>A positive rating increases the Feedback Score by one point </li></ul><ul><li>A neutral rating leaves the Feedback Score the same </li></ul><ul><li>A negative rating decreases the Feedback Score by one point </li></ul>
  23. 30. Searching on eBay: Broad & Narrow
  24. 31. Searching and Titles…
  25. 33. Finding out what an items have sold for and other information about them
  26. 34. Before you SELL anything RESEARCH!
  27. 35. Red Didn’t Sell…Why?
  28. 36. In some cases, the reserve is not met… What is a RESERVE?
  29. 39. $1.20 + $3.75 ($100) + $3.00 (PP) = $7.95
  30. 45. Other Sites to Sell on Next 3 Slides
  31. 46. Now we are going to list an idem on
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  35. 55. eBay Auction Sniper <ul><li>Monitor your auctions and put in your bid from 5-10 seconds before it closes. </li></ul><ul><li>Sniping leaving no time for lower bidders to be notified and respond with higher bids. </li></ul><ul><li>For the best results you have to pay but many offer free levels </li></ul><ul><li>Snip Web sites: , , , & </li></ul>
  36. 56. Photographs are key <ul><li>Red background is often good. </li></ul><ul><li>Sunlight better than camera mounted flash. </li></ul><ul><li>If it is electronic turn it on. </li></ul><ul><li>Be up front about problems. </li></ul>
  37. 57. e-Bay Class Thank You for Coming! Now… -Class Evaluation By Martin Brossman & Noah Boswell See our other presentations at – other courses Please fill out the evaluation forms
  38. 58. Handout for eBay Class by Martin Brossman – Podcast: & Noah Boswell <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><ul><li>FREE eBay Videos ( 12 - 60 Minute Videos by eBay) </li></ul></ul><ul><li> - - Snip Web sites: , , , & - - stats on eBay </li></ul><ul><li>Photo Do's </li></ul><ul><li>Use proper lighting to light the entire item thoroughly. </li></ul><ul><li>Try to use a background that contrasts with the item. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Use a plain, colored fabric backdrop to make your item stand out. Pure white backgrounds are great for very dark items and sometimes jewelry. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Consider using hardwood floors as a background for large and small items. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Avoid background clutter that can distract buyers or confuse them regarding what you are selling. </li></ul><ul><li>Set the camera to a medium resolution (for example 1024x768 pixels). This provides excellent photo quality and results in a faster upload time for pictures used on eBay. It is also good for photo editing, if needed. </li></ul><ul><li>Photograph items at close range and at an angle. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Photos should be big enough to show details and fill the whole frame when appropriate. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Multiple photos enable buyers to see as much detail as possible. For example, tabs, labels, original packaging, and accessories. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Include scale where appropriate. </li></ul><ul><li>If the item has any flaws, wear, or damage be sure to document it with a photo. </li></ul><ul><li>Consider using a tripod to take sharp pictures using indoor lighting without flash. </li></ul><ul><li>Photo Don'ts </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t copy pictures (without permission) from another eBay seller or manufacturer/retailer. </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t photograph using flash if your item is reflective—like a mirror or the glass on a framed picture. </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t use flash or avoid relying on it. </li></ul><ul><li>If an automatic flash comes on, it means that you need another light source or that there isn't enough natural light. </li></ul><ul><li> – other courses </li></ul>