Computers on the Farm Conference

eBay - Don't Be Afraid to Use it
for Farm & Home

Gerry Snapp, Marshall
Kandi Whitten, Rolla
January 6, 2004

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(Session notes and pictures provided by AgEBB staff)

eBay
Gerry and Kandi talked about the various uses of eBay for the farm and the home. They broke it into two subtopics: Gerry talked about buying and Kandi talked about selling.

Buying

  • There are literally millions and millions of items currently listed to bid on
  • You can buy almost anything except live animals and fire arms...even cars and houses
  • Advice: The prices of items generally sky rocket as the auction comes to a close
  • A reserve is a hidden minimum accepted price that is set by the seller
  • You MUST register to buy...but not to browse
  • HINT: Look at how people rate a seller

    Selling

  • Give the item you are selling a category so it is easy for the public to find
  • Give each item a title and a description...be short and sweet to keep interest of public
  • You, as a seller, can chose length of auction, starting price, how to deal with shipping, and many other options
  • HINT: Pictures are very, very important to the sell of an item...do you want to buy something you can't see?
  • You must register to sell

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