Managing and Personalizing My eBay
Each of the My eBay views can be personalized according to your personal tastes. Let's take a quick look at these common view management features.
Sorting and Filtering
The information in any My eBay list (what eBay calls an
) can be sorted by any individual column. Just click the column header to
You can also filter the listings presented in most tables to cut down on information overload. At the top of each information table is a series of Show links; click a link to filter the information
Hiding or Displaying
My eBay is such a useful tool that I make it my primary gateway to the entire eBay site. I never use eBay's home pageI use My eBay instead. It's the very first bookmark in my web browser!
Every now then you might have an auction that requires additional action on your part, or somehow needs further annotation. Fortunately, My eBay lets you add electronic "sticky notes" to any auction listing. Just check the option box
The information presented in My eBay looks great onscreen but can be a little much if you need a hard copy. Fortunately, My eBay lets you print a simplified, printer-friendly version of any information table. All you have to do is click the Print link next to any section of any view page. For example, to print a list of auctions you've won, go to the All Buying view and click the Print link at the top of the Items I've Won section.
The Absolute Minimum
Here are the key points to remember from this chapter:
Chapter 6. Creating Your Own Personal About Me Page
I N T HIS C HAPTER
If you buy or sell a lot of items on eBay, wouldn't it be nice to have a web page you could show to other users? You know, a page that would tell all those
Well, eBay lets you create such a page. It's called About Me .
Introducing the About Me Page
eBay's About Me page is a personal web page just for you. It's a great way to personalize the eBay experience, tell a little about yourself, and
Figure 6.1. About Me , your author!
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