Living with the Internet: Online shopping
Living with the Internet: Online shopping

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2.3 Selling on eBay

To sell goods on eBay you have to go through a more elaborate registration process than that needed merely to bid. You have to provide more information on your personal details, and provide the number of a valid credit or debit card and the details of a bank account. This is because eBay makes its money from fees paid by vendors, and it needs a reliable mechanism for collecting these fees. eBay levies three types of fee – a listing fee (for allowing you to offer an item for sale on the site), a final value fee (based on the amount of the winning bid) and an optional 'listing enhancement' fee (for highlighting your item in a variety of ways on the eBay site).

Clicking on the 'Sell' button on the eBay home page begins the process.


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