Weekly business tips for the busy eBay seller

This week and next are two of the slowest weeks on eBay and for internet sales in general. So if you plan to take a vacation this year, now is the time to do it.

Skip’s Tips
Weekly business tips for the busy eBay seller
Week 31 – July 30 – August 6, 2007

Upcoming Wholesale Trade Shows
August 18-21: The Seattle Gift Show, Washington State Convention and Trade Center, Seattle, WA,213-362-5640. www.seattlegift.com

August 19-22: International Western Apparel and Accessories Show and Prom, Quinceanera and Special Occasion Show, Dallas Market Center, Dallas, TX, 214-655-6100; fax 214-655-6238; www.dallasmarketcenter.com
eBay Business Tip of The Week — What to do when you make a mistake in an auction?

If an auction has not received any bids you can revise it. Click on the link "revise auction" right below your username. If the auction has received bids, you can first cancel the bids and then cancel the auction.

If you go to My Account on you’re My eBay Page there is a link where you can email eBay and ask them to credit the listing fee. Just explain that you cancelled the auction, fixed the mistake and relisted it. Give them the old and the new item number and they will usually – but not always credit you the fee.

Quote of The Week

Achievement seems to be connected with action. Successful men and women keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don’t quit . – Conrad Hilton, founder of the Hilton Hotel chain and great grandfather of Paris Hilton.


Tips From Skip is published by eBay Gold PowerSeller, Skip McGrath as a weekly RSS syndicated column and may be freely quoted or shared as long as a link back to the website at https://www.skipmcgrath.com is included. Copyright, Vision-One Press 2007.

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