Advantages An easy way to sell and buy items from the comfort of your own home
Disadvantages A few buyers are untrustworthy and sell damaged or no goods.
As more people are now recycling and looking for ways in which to earn a little extra money I've decided to review eBay as this is a site I've used on many occasions for both buying and selling. As there are so many different aspects of eBay this review will discuss the aspects of both purchasing and selling of items and will provide an overview of how the system operates for each area.I have to advise that I have gone into considerable detail with this review and have discussed both buying and selling where I have provided full instructions on how to use the system, so please accept my apologies if you already familiar with this and please feel free to skip through. However, for those people who are relatively new to ebay I feel this could be quite helpful. I became a member of eBay approximately two years ago and was initially overwhelmed by the huge amount of information on the site with so many do's and don'ts. Whilst there are many "help" pages, initially I could have used an "idiot's guide" as the site is immense and quite daunting to new users!
Creating an account is relatively easy, as you only need to enter a few simple details such as your name and address. The majority of buying and selling on the site is carried out via PayPal. For those of you who haven't heard of PayPal, it's a secure way of making and receiving online payments. You are also protected should anything go wrong with the transaction, eg goods not received or damaged. PayPal can be linked to either your bank account or credit card. I could go on and on explaining how the PayPal system works, which is a review in itself, but obviously I need to concentrate on eBay.There are literally tens of thousands of items for sale on the site, some new sold old. You can buy literally anything such as toys, DVD's, CD's, cosmetic, perfumes, antiques, cars and even houses. I even saw someone selling their granny! However, the person concerned had their listing removed (I wonder why?!!!) The list is endless.
Each seller has a number after his/her name and this depicts the number of feedback ratings they've received. Before buying from a seller it is always advisable to check on their ratings, as an honest and trustworthy seller will have good positive feedback. You will see a % sign adjacent to the seller's user ID, eg if you see a seller with a rating of 100% they are clearly honest and reliable and I wouldn't hesitate in purchasing from them. However, you will sometimes see sellers with significantly less that 100% feedback. Whilst this is not necessarily a negative thing, you should read the actual feedback comments others buyers have left for the seller.Feedback is in three categories:- positive, negative and neutral. Whilst the majority of sellers on eBay are totally reliable and trustworthy, there are many who are not. I've read many comments from buyers who have left remarks such as "seller never posted out item" and unfortunately, I was victim to one of these con artists!!
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