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- 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.
- Dealing With eBay Changes 2012
How to deal with eBay changes for 2012. EBay has just announced changes for fall 2012. This article looks
at how the changes will effect sellers. Also covers 2012 eBay Spring Seller Update and 2011 changes.
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