eBay for Canadians for Dummies

eBay for Canadians for Dummies

by Marsha Collier, Bill Summers


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eBay For Canadians For Dummies is the perfect primer to one of the world’s most popular Web sites. From how to find that perfect item, to winning it at the perfect price and having it shipped to you, it covers the whole experience of buying. Power Sellers Marsha Collier and Bill Summers also help you make money on eBay, telling you how to list your stuff and reap the profits.

With over 25 percent new content, the book also covers eBay issues unique to Canada, such as

  • Canada-only promotions
  • The advantages and disadvantages to shopping on ebay.ca and ebay.com
  • Taxes (should you charge GST when selling?) and shipping (what's the most cost-effective way to ship an item?)

The book will be completely up-to-date: Bill and Marsha will also include quick looks at eBay's newest sites and tools, including the SYI (sell your item) Java-assisted form, eBay Deal Finder, and eBay Match Maker.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780470153482
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 04/25/2008
Series: For Dummies Series
Pages: 416
Product dimensions: 7.30(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Marsha Collier spends a good deal of time on eBay. She loves buying and selling (she’s a PowerSeller with her own eBay store) as well as meeting eBay users from around the world. As columnist, author of three best-selling books on eBay, and guest lecturer at eBay University, she shares her knowledge of eBay with millions of online sellers. Thousands of eBay fans also read her monthly newsletter, Cool eBay Tools, to keep up with the changes on the site. Currently, she has 15 books in print on her favorite subject — eBay.

Bill Summers has been wrapped up in all things eBay for more than seven years on a full-time basis. He currently maintains several eBay IDs, holds PowerSeller status, and is recognized as Canada’s leading Education Specialist trained by eBay. He ardently shares his knowledge of eBay and his passion for smart buying and selling on the site through private training and in his classes held at community centres and community colleges.

Table of Contents


Part I: Forget the Bricks and Mortar: Getting a Feel for eBay.

Chapter 1: Why eBay Is a Terrific Place to Buy and Sell.

Chapter 2: The Bucks Start Here: Signing Up at eBay.

Chapter 3: There’s No Place Like the Home Page.

Chapter 4: My Own Private eBay.

Part II: Are You Buying What They're Selling?

Chapter 5: Seek and You Shall Find: Research.

Chapter 6: Shopping eBay: The Basics.

Chapter 7: Power-Bidding Strategies.

Chapter 8: After You Win the Item.

Part III: Are You Selling What They're Buying?

Chapter 9: Selling in Your Fuzzy Slippers for Fun and Profit.

Chapter 10: Time to Sell: Completing the Cyber Paperwork.

Chapter 11: Forget the Car — Drive Your Mouse to an eBay Store.

Chapter 12: Closing the Deal and Shipping It Out.

Chapter 13: Troubleshooting Your Transaction.

Chapter 14: Using Pictures and Strategies to Increase Your Profits.

Part IV: Oy Vey, More eBay! Special Features.

Chapter 15: Privacy: To Protect and to Serve.

Chapter 16: eBay’s Trust & Safety Program.

Chapter 17: The eBay Community: Joining In with Other eBay Members.

Chapter 18: Fun Stuff and Features.

Part V: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 19: Ten (Or So) Golden Rules for eBay Buyers and Sellers.

Chapter 20: Ten (Or So) Programs and Services to Ease Your Way on eBay.

Appendix: Answers for the Fanatic: Finding More Stuff to Sell.


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