How to post your first Auction on Ebay by famm786


									                How To Post Your First Auction On eBay

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It's very easy and simple to get started posting your first auction on eBay. This article will cover
the steps you need to follow to get your first auction up.

The first thing you need to do is set up your eBay seller's account. If you have already bought
things on eBay in the past, then you already have an account. Just log in and click "Sell" on the
toolbar at the top of the page and then click "Create a seller's account".

If you have never bought or sold on eBay, then you need to create a new account. First click on
the "register" link beneath the toolbar, then click "Sell" and "Create a seller's account". From there
the eBay website will guide you through the process of getting set up. For security reasons, this
may involve including providing your card and banking information.

You can register for your eBay account here:

Now that you're registered, you need to decide what you want to sell. It doesn't really matter what
you sell, this is just your chance to get your feet wet. Check your garage and attic, I'm sure you
can find something that you're not attached to and something interesting. Small items like books
and CDs are great for your first time.

Once you have your item picked out, it's time to submit it. Just click "Sell" and you're on your way.
The first thing you need to do is choose the best category for your item. eBay makes this easy,
you just type in your item, and eBay suggests the best category for you. It's usually best to just go
with the category that eBay comes up with.

The next step is writing the title and description for your item. You want to make sure to include
any keywords that people might use when searching for your item in the title. Include all the rest
of the information in the description.

Now you need to set your starting price. In order to draw people to bid on your auction, set a
starting price of $0.01. Don't worry because items almost never end up as such a low price. Next
set the duration of the auction. You have the choices of 3, 5, 7 and 10 days. This is really up to
you, the longer the auction the more bids you are likely to get. Add a picture to your auction
because items with pictures always sell for more.

Great, now you're ready to select the payment methods you want to accept, and where you will
post to. I would just go with PayPal for now, and limit yourself to the country you are in. Just click
the "Submit" button and you are done!

Now you can just sit back and let eBay work it's magic. Potential buyers will search for your item
and submit bids on it. Some bidders may email you with various questions about your item. Just
do your best to answer the questions as quickly and thoroughly as possible.

Don't worry if your item doesn't sell the first time. The great thing about eBay, is that if your item
doesn't sell the first time, you can list it again for free!

Once the auction closes and you have a winning bidder, eBay takes care of all the work. eBay will
send your buyer emails guiding them through the process of sending you payment for the item
your are selling. Just make sure you have the money in hand before you send the item.

eBay prefers that you use PayPal to send and receive your payments. PayPal is very safe and
secure and you will get your money instantly so it's a good idea to use them. It's also free to
create an account with PayPal.

You can create your free PayPal account here:

As soon as you have received the payment, all you have left to do is pack up the item and send it
to your buyer. If you're not sure of the best way to get this done, just take your item to your local
post office and they can help you. Use the buyers address from the confirmation email that eBay
sent you and write it on the package. That's it, you've made your first successful sale on eBay!

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