1. Start an account: You can use the same account for both buying and selling, so if you have one already, keep it. On E-bay, ratings are everything. Account ratings come from both buyers and sellers, so if you've bought a few things, you may have a positive rating already.
2. Set up payment and shipping: PayPal is a popular payment option, as it keeps sellers from receiving money directly, and charges for any goods not received are paid back. If you set up an account, you do not need to sign up for paid services to get your money, although it can take as long as five days to transfer money from PayPal to your bank account.
E-bay has recently added a shipping calculator that can be attached to your auction page. Remember that this covers the cost of shipping the item in a package: you will need to have the item in the package weighed for the price to be accurate, but you may not want to wrap it until the end of the auction in case buyers ask for additional pictures.
The USPS now has flat fee boxes, which makes it easy to calculate shipping costs. However, customers won't be able to track their packages like they would with packaged shipped through FedEx or UPS.
3. Create your auction page:
Only take photos of the item you are selling: clear the area of other objects, or set it in front of a photography screen. Remember to include as many details about the item as possible, including any damage, extras, model numbers, and anything else pertinent.
4. Keep track of your auction.
Offer to answer bidder questions: it shows you care about selling the item, and you may reveal something that will boost its value. Add these questions to the auction page as you answer them.
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