It's fun to go on eBay and shop. It's even more fun when partaking in an auction and placing bids. However, winning at an eBay auction can sometimes bring about undesired results. The object of this Resource is two-fold:

  1. How to successfully get what you want from eBay
  2. Applying strategies and tactics, not only to eBay, but in business and life too!

A Few DO's when on eBay

  • DO your homework
  • DO research
  • DO have a back-up plan
  • DO be courteous
  • DO bid ONLY what you are willing to pay - NOTHING MORE!
  • DO pay promptly and quickly after winning an auction
  • DO be very aware of your surroundings (who's bidding with you)
  • DO have fun!

A Few DON'Ts when on eBay

  • DON'T bid early!
  • DON'T bid stupid-high maximum bids!
  • DON'T bid early!
  • DON'T "watch" an item! (You'll see why)
  • DON'T bid early!
  • DON'T get auction/bidding fever!
  • DON'T bid early!




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SadieChan Premium
This is interesting, Daniel. I never try it. However, I do hear of Sellers actually get some bidders to jump up the prices to make it more profitable. Is it true?
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I don't know. It' something I've not heard about Ebay does it though by encouraging early voting, indicating how many people are watching, and other appeals to emotion mostly in the way of notifications and suggestions, that cause others to get on the bandwagon.
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MBrownie Premium
Thanks for the great info Daniel. I don't know much about Ebay but your information has now peaked my interest!
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When you are new to eBay or haven't used it very much, it is very easy to get caught up in doing the way eBay suggests, which isn't always in your best interest.

I've been around eBay now since 2001, though for a long space of time, I did not use it. The last couple years, I've been using it extensively again, but most of the tricks I know now I've learnt in the first three years using it, learnt by doing.

It's sad to see folks on the first day of an auction placing bids on it. When I see that, and enough people having done it, I pass that auction by.
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JewelCarol Premium
Great stuff, thanks for sharing, Daniel. :)
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WilliamBH Premium
Great info .. Cheers, William
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lstrickland Premium
Hi Daniel thank you for the information.
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onmyownterms Premium
Thanks for sharing!
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