Want It Now? Then Ask for It!
If you can't find exactly what you want on the eBay site, all hope is not lost. eBay offers a feature called Want It Now, which lets you post the online equivalent of an "item wanted" ad; sellers who have what you want can then contact you to make a deal.
Here's how it works:
Your request now appears in eBay's Want It Now database, where it can be searched by interested sellers. Your request stays live for 60 days, or until you find something to buy.
Sellers can either browse or search the Want It Now listings from the main Want It Now page. If they have an item that fits your request, they click the Respond button in the listing. This automatically sends you an email with a link to the seller's item listing. Click the View This Item button to view the item listing; you can then decide to bid on or buy the itemor not. It's a great way to locate
Chapter 8. Bidding in Online Auctions
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There are two ways to buy items on eBayvia the traditional online auction format, or at a fixed price. Not all items
To many new users, however, the concept of bidding in an online auction is exotic and perhaps a little intimidating. It needn't be. Every day, millions of people just like you place bids in eBay auctions;
So how does bidding work? In a
It's important to remember that it doesn't cost you anything to bid. You only have to pay if you winand even then, you don't have to pay any fees to eBay. (All eBay fees are charged to the seller.) You'll have to pay the seller the amount of your winning bid, plus any necessary shipping and handling costs to get the item to you.
Sounds easy enough, doesn't it?
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