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Selling on eBay

Launching an Auction

Now that you are about to launch your auction, here are a few points to remember. How long do you want to run the auction? Longer is typically better, with seven days the norm. Five and three days are options for last minute auctions or re-listings and ten days is ample if not too long. Once you select your running time, plan your closing time very carefully. Tuesday morning at 7:00 EST is not a good time to end an auction! Most auctions end on Sunday evenings, with Tuesday evenings running a close second. A key point to remember: end your auction when people are at the computer and therefore able to bid. Auction Watch has a delayed start feature, so you can work out the fine details while not pressed for time.

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Purchasing Items Selling Items
  Timing is Everything   Registering as a Seller
  Proxy Bidding   Payment Options
  Sniping   Auction Assistance
  Seller Feedback & Shipping   Including Photographs
  You've Won! What Now?   Describing an Item
  Sending Payment   Launching an Auction
  Receiving Goods   Packaging
  Received Damaged Goods?   Contacting the Purchaser
  Assistance from eBay   Shipping the Item

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