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Although eBay accepts just about every type of item, there are a few exclusions such as explosions, corrosive material, etc. Before you go through entire process of listing your items, make sure you are not listing something forbidden by checking out doís and doníts listed on eBay.
Just like any other business, you need to know what your competitors are doing. This will help you make best possible decision when it comes to your own auction. Before listing your items, do a search for same type items to see what their descriptions looks like. Find different aspects from different sellers and use them to form one comprehensive site for yourself.
Pay attention to community boards provided by eBay. They offer valuable information and helpful tips that can ultimately save you time and effort.
Use eBayís Category Guide, which is a helpful tool to ensure you place your auction items in appropriate category.
When to List
The time of day you list your auction is important. The start time will be same as end time, which is why it is so important. If you want your auction to end at 10:00 p.m. on a Sunday night, you need to have auction start at 10:00 p.m. For this reason, be sure to set start time accordingly.
Do your Homework
In addition to researching what other people are selling similar items for, you need to conduct your own research outside of eBay as well to determine going rate for your items. As an example, if you are selling artwork, jewelry, or collectibles, you need to state in your description going price. Although you may or may not get that price from buyer, it shows buyers that you have done your homework and will stand a little more firm in your price. It also tells buyers that they are getting quality for a good price.
When it comes to selling on eBay, door of opportunity stands wide open. Opportunity is what you decide to make of it. As mentioned in beginning, people literally buy and sell just about everything on eBay. For this reason, do not think that items you have would not be of interest to anyone because more than likely, they will be.
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