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Re: Questions for Skip McGrath

Hi Skip-while I'm waiting for the book to arrive I do have a question.I'm finding that my lack of computer knowledge could be limiting my ability to sell better.I've never had any classes and my computer has Windows 98.What do you suggest I do for further knowledge and what do I need to know that will help in my listings and maybe help me progress to the business level?Right now I'm just selling items I have at home to declutter-but also to gain experience.Thanks
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Re: Questions for Skip McGrath

Hi Johnbull:

Well first of all you are doing the right thing. I always recommend starting out by selling things around the house to get some experience. As for computer knowledge, you don't really need that much to work on eBay. The platform is web based and it has an HTML editor so you really just have to follow the instructions. I always recommend getting a high speed interconnection like DSL or cable because you don't want to spend forever waiting for pages to download. Once you start selling on eBay you will find that time really is money and you want to do everything you can to save time.

If you do decide to upgrade to a new computer you might want to look at the new Apple computers. They are reliable and fast and much easier to use than a PC and the new Macs can run any of the PC based programs now. We have both Macs and PCs and find ourselves gravitating to the Mac more and more.

Good luck on eBay
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johnbull22
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Re: Questions for Skip McGrath

Thanks Skip-I do find listing and researching is very time consuming.As far as the HTML-I am stumped.I also am not very good at keeping records.At times I feel I am losing more than gaining.Thanks for the help.
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Re: What steps did you complete this week?

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Hi Readers,

Have you gone through the beginning steps for the first week? How did they work?

1. Register your eBay Account and sign up for a PayPal business account.

2. Buy something on eBay for experience

etc. See page 27 of the book.

Personally, I am still on steps (1) and (2) but that's okay because I have the book and two more weeks.

How about you?

Best,

Emily

Message Edited by emily_card on 03-11-200705:05 PM

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Re: Questions for Skip McGrath

Hi-I finally received the book and I noticed it suggested a business paypal account.I already have the premier-I have been trying to figure out what advantages the business has over the premier-Thanks ps-right now I am just selling my own household items,but in the near future possibly taking it to the business level due to need of more financial income.
I have to say I am learning a lot from the book-even HTML, but as I keep reading there is so much more to master.
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