Can it be that there’s really one book that will tell you everything you need to know about buying and selling on eBay? Here’s one that comes pretty close.
EBay has become a buyer’s and seller’s paradise, but if you haven’t explored this new retail world, you aren’t alone. Because of eBay’s growing popularity, I was curious to see what all the fuss was about. But I needed some help. I turned to “eBay for Dummies” by Marsha Collier, the guide to online auction success.
“eBay for Dummies” is the everything-you-need-to-know guidebook on how to buy and sell on eBay. The book starts with a general introduction to the different aspects of eBay. Then it breaks the how-tos down into specifics to maximize the user’s eBay experience.
Having never used eBay, I thought it would be a daunting undertaking. After reading the book, I was still overwhelmed. I was introduced to the numerous ways of buying and selling that can be intimidating all in one sitting. But the book offers everything a user needs and wants to know about becoming an eBayer extraordinaire.
I quickly realized that trying to learn everything about eBay solely from reading “eBay for Dummies” was not a good method. The most beneficial method was to sit down in front of the computer with the book at my side. The detailed, step-by-step instructions can be followed closely to get started, or you can get going on your own and consult the book only for specific questions.
For all its virtues, some of the instructions in “eBay for Dummies” makes the user feel like, well, a dummy. Portions of the book guide users through eBay with every single click of the mouse. Overexplaining may insult the user’s intelligence, but it might also be comforting to know that not one step in the eBay process is left out.
Because “eBay for Dummies” answers every possible question about the online retail service, beginners will be experts in no time. And they may find themselves shopping less in shopping centers and more in their pajamas.