How to Get a professional auction education
Get a professional auction education
• Attend eBay Live
• Attend the online eBay workshops (Look on the announcement board for the schedules)
• Use the various eBay online tutorials
• Bookmark the eBay help files and print out the ones you access very frequently for easy reference
• Print this document out (77 tips) and put it in the same notebook
• Buy some of the great eBay training books from The Auction Seller's Resource Bookshop
29. Incorporate to protect yourself from liability
Not many people get sued selling stuff on eBay, but it can happen. If you incorporate, the corporation can shield you from most lawsuits. In fact once a lawyer learns that you are incorporated and you don't keep assets in the corporation, a lot of times they will not bother suing because they know your assets are protected. There are also lots of tax benefits to incorporating even if your eBay income is fairly small.
I used a company called My Corporation. They did an excellent job—very personal service and very quick. Best of all they did it right. Some of the online incorporating services are really shoddy and they don't tailor the corporation to what you are doing. (I know a lot of folks like Legal Zoom. I used to recommend them but then I had a bad experience with them, so I now use and recommend My Corporation).
30. Learn how to buy at government auctions
You don't have to pay for this information. Here is a link to our site where everything you need to bid on government auctions is free: www.skipmcgrath.com/auction_sr/gvnmtauctions.shtml.
Government auctions can be a great place to find bargains, but proceed with caution. Make sure you thoroughly inspect anything before you buy it.
31. Package your eBay shipments professionally
No one likes to receive his or her "treasure" in a battered shoe box or an old cereal box. Take the time to pack your sales carefull
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