How to list an item to sell for beginners...

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Easy peasy listing

Here will be a quick and simple guide to listing items to sell.
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Sell and Item

From the eBay homepage click on the SELL link located top right of the page then SELL AN ITEM
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Title

Type the title of the item you wish to sell, try to think of everything you would type if you were to search for an item yourself giving as much detail as possible
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Condition

select the condition of your item
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Condition

make sure you select the correct condition to prevent problems after a sale has been done
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Photos

chose where you will be uploading your photo's from
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Photos

here is an example picture taken from google images, uploaded from my computer
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Item Specifics

fill in as many item specifics you can to help the listing be picked up by searchers
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Title

scroll back up to see any suggested edits to your title to help it sell better
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Details

in the detail box write as much as you can to help your item sell itself to buyers
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Format and Price

have a rough idea of what you want to sell your item for and place it in the auction box or you can click have a buy it now price and have a higher set price that people can buy it for then and there without waiting for the listing to end alternatively you can have an auction and buy it now price to see how you get on.
you can run your listings for 3-10 days auction or 30 buy it now.
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Scheduled Listing *optional*

if you wish your item to end at a later time to what you are making you listing then you can schedule it to start whenever you wish it to end.
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Postage/Collection

An item as big as my example item would be collection only but you can click the other tabs for smaller items and arrange the postage prices accordingly, check the post office website (you'll need to know the rough weight of your item) and don't forget to add on a little extra for cost of packaging. e.g. postage £2.80 put it to £3 to cover cost of sealable bag/brown paper.
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Payment Preferences

select how you will be happy to be paid and don't forget to put the right paypal address and postcode. you can un tick the box that automatically lists if it doesn't sell if you so wish
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Preview your listing, p1

make sure you are happy with everything 
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Preview your listing, p2

and that all the information is correct
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Listing Fees

this example listing would be free
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Publish Listing

once you're happy with everything click the big blue button and your listing will go live straight away or for when you have scheduled it to start.
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