Review of Article Entitled: Why Use Ebay?

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Review of Article Entitled:
Why Use eBay?


Brew, Simon. (2011). The Independent Guide to eBay 2011: How to Make Serious Money on eBay (Chapter 1: ‘Why Use eBay?’). MagBook: China. This article is all about eBay’s specialties, eBay in business, and also advantages and disadvantages of eBay. This article also presents some detailed information about eBay.


EBay has become a well known online auction site. The popularity of eBay proves that there is many significant changes to the way people trade since credit cards were invented. EBay helps people around the word to sell and buy things anytime and anywhere using their computers. In order to improvise the customer service, eBay has banned sale of certain items and it also removes contentious sales immediately if there is any. Other than that, eBay also act as online department store. Besides second-hand products, consumers also have chance to find brand new products in eBay. On the other hand, some retailers running their whole business on eBay and some are pass their excessive inventories to eBay traders for selling purpose. The specialty of EBay is users can shop by simply clicking on the seller’s shop to view their products; even they can browse through categories. Users can experience never-ending cycle of finding something they like in eBay. Besides that, the promise of eBay of ‘a quick and easy way to make money’ is the biggest attraction for many people. For instance, in past often worthless items have been sold for large amount of money on eBay but this is due to creativity of the trader who carried out this. EBay also helps them to find out worthiness of their goods. Besides, eBay also encourages entrepreneurship, but the entrepreneurs are bound by some terms and conditions. EBay is also considered as a social networking site as it is a social auction site....
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