The e-Auction Insider

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Categories: Technology/Science
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies | Date published: 05/01/2002


Whether you're looking for art and antiques, computers and electronics, or even a house, browsing online auction sites can be both fun and educational. But so many auction sites and items--hundreds of new items are added every second--getting the right item for the right price or selling your own merchandise for the best price can be quite a challenge. With The e-Auction Insider, you will learn insightful strategies and secrets for getting the most out of bidding, buying, and selling online. Packed with Insider Tips, this revealing reference explains how auction sites work, how to navigate sites to find the items you want, how and when to bid, how to complete transactions, how to understand privacy and security issues, and much more. You'll also get a listing of 50 of the best auction sites, including both general interest and specialized sites. No matter what you level of experience, the tips in this book will make you a savvy player in the exciting world of online auctions. Coverage Includes:
•Information on reserve auctions and automatic bidding
•How to use site search systems to find and track the items you want
•Ways to enhance your own listing when offering items in an auction
•Things to know before you start to bid or list an item for sale
•How to protect yourself in high-ticket auctions and understand third-party escrow services
•How to use various bidder/seller feedback systems and features on eBay, Amazon, Yahoo!, and FairMarket auction sites
•Listings of useful Web sites and organizations

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