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With rising prices on many items, and an unstable economy, many people have begun to buy and sell things online. Much of the time, you can get better deals shopping online, and make profits selling online. One of the biggest online auction sites is eBay. EBay gives people the chance to buy items online by bidding, and offers sellers the chance to sell some of their old stuff just lying around, or sell items they have gotten somewhere else. Being an eBay seller can be fun, exciting, and rewarding and also make you some extra money in the process! To become a successful seller, there are a few things that you should do to become the most profitable and reputable.

First, you are going to need to set up your eBay account online. You simply go to their website, www.ebay.com and enter in all of the required information. Next, make sure you set up a PayPal account. PayPal offers you the ability to accept payment from buyers, as well as offers protection to buyers, and buyer’s like that added protection since after all it is online. You can get to PayPal’s website at www.paypal.com. Be sure to enter in all of your banking information so you can transfer the money you have received from your sales, into your bank account. PayPal is secure, so don’t worry about that.

The selling process is about to begin! Figure out what exactly you are going to sell. Whether its stuff laying around the house or items you are buying in bulk and reselling on eBay. Make sure you research your item to see if it has sold recently, so you can get an idea of what it’s worth. Next, you will want to take really good photos of the item that you’re selling so the potential buyer can have a great idea of what they are actually bidding on. When setting your starting bid, be sure to start it a few dollars less than the last comparable item sold for. Now, you will need to put in the items title. Typically it’s a short description of the item, such as, “Brand New Avent Bottles...
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