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Table of Contents

  1. Chapter 1 Diplomacy and Feedback

    1. Hacks 1–9

    2. Appraise an eBayer's Reputation

    3. Use Prefabricated Feedback

    4. Avoid Negative Feedback

    5. Receive Feedback Notifications

    6. Reply and Follow Up to Feedback

    7. Withhold Feedback

    8. Remove Unwanted Feedback

    9. Improve Your Trustworthiness Quickly

    10. What to Do When Your Email Doesn't Get Through

  2. Chapter 2 Searching

    1. Hacks 10–24

    2. Focus Your Searches with eBay's Advanced Search Syntax

    3. Control Fuzzy Searches

    4. Jump In and Out of Categories While Searching

    5. Tweak Search URLs

    6. Find Similar Items

    7. Search for Selected Text

    8. Open Search Results in a New Window

    9. Decipher Title Acronyms

    10. Search by Seller

    11. Search Internationally

    12. Save Your Searches

    13. Create a Search Robot

    14. Find Items by Shadowing

    15. Keep Tabs on eBay with the eBay Toolbar

    16. Post a Want Ad

  3. Chapter 3 Bidding

    1. Hacks 25–41

    2. Sniff Out Dishonest Sellers

    3. Snipe It Manually

    4. Snipe It Automatically

    5. Snipe It Conditionally

    6. Keep Track of Auctions Outside of eBay

    7. Take Advantage of Bid Increments

    8. Manipulate Buy It Now Auctions

    9. Retract Your Bid Without Retracting Your Bid

    10. Send Payment Quickly and Safely

    11. Pay PayPal's Seller Fees

    12. Use PayPal Without Depleting Your PayPal Balance

    13. Access eBay from a Cell Phone or PDA

    14. Smooth Out International Transactions

    15. Save Money on Shipping

    16. Estimate Transit Times

    17. Deal with Disappointment: Getting Refunds

    18. File a Dispute

  4. Chapter 4 Selling

    1. Hacks 42–69

    2. What's It Worth?

    3. Create a Listing

    4. To Bundle or Not to Bundle

    5. Reserve Judgment

    6. The Strategy of Listing Upgrades

    7. Use Keywords Effectively

    8. Schedule Your Listing for Optimal Exposure

    9. Track Your Exposure

    10. Master Expectation Management

    11. Sell a Broken VCR on eBay

    12. Format the Description with HTML

    13. Prepare Your Listings with a Web Page Editor

    14. Clarify Your Payment and Shipping Terms

    15. Customize Auction Page Backgrounds

    16. Frame Your Listings

    17. Override eBay's Fonts and Styles

    18. Use Media in Your Listings

    19. Put a Shipping Cost Calculator in Your Listing

    20. Advertise Your Other Listings in Your Description

    21. Allow Visitors to Search Through Your Listings

    22. Put a Floating Contact Link in Your Listings

    23. Make Good Use of the About Me Page

    24. Customize the Checkout Process

    25. Make Changes to Running Auctions

    26. Let's Make a Deal

    27. Diplomacy 101: Answer Dumb Questions

    28. Keep Out Deadbeat Bidders

    29. Avoid Buyer Scams

  5. Chapter 5 Working with Photos

    1. Hacks 70–82

    2. Keep Your Item from Looking Pathetic

    3. Master Close-up Photography

    4. Construct an Auction Photo Studio

    5. Get Photos into Your Computer

    6. Doctor Your Photos

    7. Protect Your Copyright

    8. Host Your Own Photos

    9. Make Clickable Thumbnails

    10. Customize Pop-up Image Windows

    11. Construct an Interactive Photo Album

    12. Show a 360-Degree View of Your Item

    13. Create a Photo Collage

    14. Create a Good Gallery Photo

  6. Chapter 6 Completing Transactions

    1. Hacks 83–90

    2. Keep Track of Items You've Sold

    3. Send Payment Instructions

    4. Protect Yourself While Accepting Payments

    5. Personal and Business Checks

    6. Ship Cheaply Without Waiting in Line

    7. Sell and Ship Internationally

    8. Damage Control Before and After You Ship

    9. Deal with Stragglers, Deadbeats, and Returns

    10. Issue a Refund

  7. Chapter 7 Running a Business on eBay

    1. Hacks 91–101

    2. Open an eBay Store

    3. Find a Market

    4. Streamline Listings with Turbo Lister

    5. Boost Sales with Rebates, Incentives, and Discounts

    6. Streamline Payment Instructions

    7. Use an Off-eBay Checkout System

    8. Obtain Sales Records

    9. Make Money by Linking to eBay

    10. Advertise Your eBay Listings

    11. Accept PayPal Payments from Your Own Site

    12. Process PayPal Payments Automatically

  8. Chapter 8 The eBay API

    1. Hacks 102–125

    2. Climb Out of the Sandbox

    3. Authenticate Users

    4. Search eBay Listings

    5. Create a Split-Pane Search Tool

    6. Receive Search Results via RSS

    7. Create Custom-Formatted eBay Search Results with the REST API

    8. Search with PHP 5 and a Web Services Interface to the XML API

    9. Retrieve Details About a Listing

    10. Automatically Keep Track of Auctions You've Won

    11. Track Items in Your Watching List

    12. Automatically Keep Track of Items You've Sold

    13. Submit an Auction Listing

    14. List Your Entire Inventory on eBay

    15. Automate Auction Revisions

    16. Spellcheck All Your Listings

    17. Automatically Relist Unsuccessful Listings

    18. Send Automatic Emails to High Bidders

    19. Leave Feedback with the API

    20. Negative Feedback Bidder Alert

    21. Negative Feedback Notification

    22. Automatic Reciprocal Feedback

    23. Make a Feedback Search Tool

    24. Queue API Calls

    25. Cache Listing Data to Improve API Efficiency

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