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Sensible general advice but needs a proof read
on 21 September 2015
I bought this as though I used to use eBay as a retailer it's been a few years since I've sold there and it never hurts to brush up on skills and new ideas/ways of doing things.
This is a quick and easy read with lots of good advice and tips for sellers. It's particularly good for new sellers who want to try eBay out as a selling venue.
I would like to have given this book 3.5 stars as it is a good read but it does itself down in contradicting itself with things such as listing in auction format is great for getting the right price if you list at the price you will accept and then later in the book saying how the writer only ever uses buy it now to stop products being undervalued through auction listing and then suggests Best Offer as the best way to do this, which is just another method not necessarily the right one. Other tips turn out to later be somehow not as good an idea as previously mentioned as well, it's a bit like reading a business forum thread. It would have been good to see something like the pros and cons of a particular method or feature all in one section rather than it being scattered across the book as it then loses it's meaning and value. It also needs updating eBay Pulse no longer exists, even I knew that, it's been gone for a long time. It's a pity because with a good proofreader this could have been a fantastic little book and a 4.5/5 stars from me.
If you are considering this book I would recommend it as a general advice rather than a handbook, any business venture needs good research so it's good as part of that but don't get caught out with the contradictions and older information. Ultimately you will find your own path with trying things out using tips like these to see what works for you.