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  • Ebay Seller Update Fall 2018
    EBay just announced the Fall 2018 eBay Seller Update. This article looks at how the changes will effect sellers, and explains how to work within them to keep sales up, and costs down.
  • Improving Cross Sales and Surviving Ebay Summer 2018 Changes
    Every year in June eBay makes changes to searches and categories that make it harder for buyers to find your items. After a few weeks the buyers will figure out work arounds or just stop buying on eBay. Here's some inforation to help you survive the changes.
  • A Few Quick Buying Stories
    This article has 11 short stories about buying antiques and collectibles. Each has a simple lesson to help you become a better purchaser of used items for resale or your collection.
  • 11Main.com is DOOMED - a Review
    In February 2014, Vendio announced a new auction site - 11Main. Vendio provides tools for eBay sellers, and runs a huge auction site in mainland China, so this should be a good competitor. I signed up back then, and have been keeping notes over the past 5 months about what I've done. In June, I examined the site and decided to stop wasting my time.
  • EBay Auction Sales Down?
    Due to the recent hack of eBay, and the requirement that users change their passwords, many buyers are having problems bidding. This means auction results are down. EBay has announced they will allow sellers to cancel auctions - even ended auctions without penalty. This article has more information.
  • Some Observations On My 2013 EBay Effort
    While doing my taxes, I started thinking about last year's results. This article just has some quick lessons based on my results.
  • The Fixed Price Trap
    Are you caught in the fixed price trap? This article explains how eBay sellers damage their businesses by falling into the Fixed Price Trap, and some suggestions for avoiding the trap.
  • How To Have Negative Feedback Removed For Under $500
    An Ohio eBay seller named med_express_sales has found an innovative way to get negative and neutral feedback removed. This article explains how they get buyers to remove or alter feedback.
  • How To Write EBay Descriptions That SELL
    Many of us have mastered the basics of selling on eBay. We know how to take pictures, we know how to list items with simple descriptions, and in the past this was good enough. To compete today we need to write better descriptions and titles to stand out from the clutter.
  • How eBay Best Match Search Works
    Knowing how best match search works is important because it's the default search method on eBay, and if you do something that lowers your listing's visibility, people won't ever even see your title, much less your description.
  • Buying On Craigslist? Here's Some Resources. . .
    Links to free websites that will help you master Craigslist. These will help you if you're buying or selling used merchandise.
  • How To Search Craigslist Across Cities and Categories
    A simple easy to use search engine that will allow you to search all cities served by Craigslist at once. Also instructions for other Craigslist searches.
  • Using Facebook and Pinterest to Promote eBay Auctions
    How to get more bids and sales by using Facebook and Pinterest to increase eBay auction exposure.
  • Online Promotion Methods
    How to get more sales on and off eBay. Also how eBay's default best match search option works with fixed priced listings that don't generate lots of sales.
  • You A Collectible Expert?
    How to turn your antiques and collectible knowledge into an online business, and claim your expert status.
  • Overcoming eBay Seller Frustrations
    I asked my readers to tell me about the frustrations they encounter when selling on eBay. This article explains the frustrations and my suggestions for overcoming them.
  • The Drop Shipping Myth Explained
    The myth of drop shipping profits on eBay explained. Why a drop ship list or membership site won't help you make money on eBay
  • Advice for Writing and Selling Ebooks On EBay
    I got two questions from readers this week about eBay and ebooks. Questions like these are a good way of finding out what you want to know so I'll assume others are interested and spend some time answering them.
  • How To Sell Antiques On eBay
    Are your antiques not bringing what you expect on eBay? Here's 23 tips to help you get higher bids when selling antiques on eBay.
  • Dealing with Pests When Buying Antiques and Collectibles
    Once you start running ads to buy antiques and collectibles, you will start to get nuisance calls. These are people who call for reasons other than to offer you something. Here's some tips for dealing with these pests.
  • How To Learn About Antiques
    The best way to learn about antiques and collectibles is to handle them. Here is a short course to help you learn about antiques.
  • Review of eAhoy - The Community Driven Marketplace
    I wasted my time looking at eAhoy.com so you won't have to waste your time. The site has no buyers and only 36 sellers.
  • What to Sell On eBay?
    The question what to sell on eBay is best answered by looking at who you are. Don't look for profitable items to sell on eBay, look at yourself and the products will be clear.
  • eBay Powersellers - Are your kids orphans?
    Being an eBay powerseller like a hamster on a wheel. He keeps running, but doesn't get anywhere. Did you build a job on eBay, or a lifestyle?
  • Review Of Pete Bruckshaw's Auction Arbitrage Secret
    One of the biggest problems eBay sellers have is finding products to sell on eBay. Pete Bruckshaw has come up with some interesting tactics. Pete's been selling on eBay since 2004, and has perfected an interesting way of getting products to sell. Basically, he buys them on eBay from sellers who make mistakes in their listings. This is called eBay arbitrage.

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