Here are my personal TOP TEN ebay listing tips....
Use photos including one in 'Gallery' . It's well worth the few extra pence in addition to a fair and honest description, so that people can see clearly what they are buying. Pictures speak louder than words! Take photos of the flaws too - people will like and trust your honesty!
Use the advance edit button to make your less-than-perfect photos come to life and look more professional - it's FREE!
Use your bath as a background for taking photos! I have a pal who swears by using a white bath as a plain and reflective background for his photos. Wherever you take the photos, make sure the background is light and uncluttered.
Write an 'about me' page - its FREE! You can include a couple of photos of yourself or the things you like to offer and it gives buyers an insight into what you are about. Keyword in 'about me' and follow the simple steps.
Don't waste money on e bay designer layouts, pretty colours or supersize pictures. Instead, use various fonts, various size lettering, allignment, bold print, underlining, itallics etc which are all FREE, to make your ad look attractive. If folk want to see a larger photo, tell them to contact you and send them one in a e mail.
Save your terms as an e mail. Write your terms and anything else you want mentioned in all your ads as an e mail to yourself using any font and layout you like. Save it. When you come to do your ads, just copy and paste into each of your ads! Simple, FREE and effective.
Offer lots of ways to pay. Pay pal, postal orders (crossed means they have to be paid into a bank or savings account with your name on, uncrossed means you can get the cash for them), cash on collection, personal cheque etc etc. More choice = more punters!
Reserve prices put people off! Whatever the start price, a reserve price means to the buyer that you will not let the item go for less than £50 at the very least! Better to start your bidding at a realistic price and forget a reserve price.
Relist! Many items sell a second time around and it will cost you nothing in listing fees if it does! All the hard work of photographing and describing the item has been done so all you need to do is click the relist and submit buttons!
Here's one for luck ...if you've got no watchers on your item after a few days, change the category your listing is in - it's FREE and it may just get you that sale !
Happy bidding. Do have a look at all my other guides and rate this on if you are feeling generous by clicking the 'yes' button below.