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Want To Sell On eBay But Don’t Know Where To Start?

Easy step-by-step auction eBay home study videos course by an eBay trained education specialist who has also taught how to sell on eBay through the Adult Education System.

Have you ever thought about selling items in an online auction but did not know where to start? Ever thought about getting rid of those surplus things around the house? That’s where many of the successful eBay and other auction site sellers started. They sold a few things to see how it would go and it grew from there… and you can too.

Maybe you would like to add another lucrative channel to your existing business? Anyway you look at it, online auctions are a phenomenon that you can’t afford to overlook. Thousands of people from around the globe are earning their primary income from online auction sites and many more are generating a substantial secondary income.

Don’t spend days, weeks, months muddling your way towards successful eBay selling… you are wasting precious selling time and losing $$$ in the process!

Selling on eBay is a skill which you can learn through trial and error over a period of time or, by investing in a little formal eBay training, you can, in a matter of a few hours, fast track your way to selling.

You will find your eBay training fee will be recovered in a very short period of time and, if you are planning to sell on eBay as a business, the training fee may be tax deductible (see your accountant for professional advice regarding your personal situation).

Whether you are brand new to the world of eBay, or you have been dabbling for a while, this eBay training course will provide you with the knowledge and tools to either start selling or sell more effectively.



This eBay training course is suitable for those with little or no selling experience. If you have experience buying and selling on eBay and are looking to take your eBay selling experience to the next level… we’ve got you covered, read on…

The videos are all categorized so you can select the videos to view that best suits your experience level. Each video also has the time length of the lesson listed next to it, so you can select a video that best suits your lesson time frames. The videos are also all categorized with length of viewing times enabling you to plan your study times. You can even pause the videos while you complete each demonstrated task and then proceed with the next lesson.

eBay Training Videos Beginners

How to Navigate the eBay Website

How to Register for eBay and PayPal Accounts

Selling Formats and When to Use Them

eBay Auction Fees

eBay Listing Policies

Sales, Packaging & Postage Procedures

Taking Photos & Cropping for Your Listings

Feedback: When and How to Leave It

Bid Retractions & Buyer Protection

What to do About Unsold Items & Non-Paying Bidders

How to List an Item for Sale Directly onto eBay

The videos also contain tips on how to set out and design your listings, how to take, crop and upload photographs for your listings, postage and handling tips, how long to run an auction for… and lots more…


This course is designed for advanced eBay users and you may already be familiar with some of the topics listed. If this is the case we will spend more time on the other subjects.

eBay Training Videos Advanced

How to Use eBay Toolbar & Selling Manager

About Using TurboLister™ to List Items

TurboLister™ Setting Defaults & Creating Templates

TurboLister™ Listing an Item

TurboLister™ Importing & Exporting Items

Synchronizing TurboLister™ with eBay

How to Open an eBay Store (2 videos)

Using eBay’s “Want it Now Site”

Marketing Your Online Store (4 videos)

Using eBay’s Markdown Manager for Store Sales

Auction Arbitration and How to Use It

How to Write an eBay Guide

How to Upload & Encode Videos for Auction Listings & Websites

How to Embed Streaming Video into Your Auctions Listings & Websites

How to Insert Pre-Designed Templates into Your Auction Listing

How to Send a Video Email Thank You with and without Templates

How to Create an Video Email Marketing Campaign

How to Set  up an Auto Responder Campaign

This course is very different from anything else you are likely to find online or off as Paul Holcroft is one of only a handful of trainers who is able to teach you how to use the web’s latest cutting edge tool, streaming video, in your auction listings and, who can show you how you can make money out of eBay auctions without listing any products of your own.


This easy step-by-step eBay auction videos training course is created by Paul Holcroft, who has been successfully trading through online auction sites since early 2001, has been a registered eBay trained education specialist since 2006, is an experienced eBay trading assistant.

Paul has a 100% positive feedback rating over 4000 and specializes in customer service, which in turn creates numerous repeat customers. You will learn by looking over his shoulder, which will not only empower you to sell on eBay, but the tips and tricks you learn can be applied to any online auction site.

This is the same course he teaches in his private one-on-one training sessions and in the past, the group eBay training sessions conducted through the Queensland TAFE at $125 per participant.


eBay Video & Hands-on Course Testimonials

“I’m slowly working my way through the video tutorials and am finding them very useful. The presentation is down to earth, simple and direct taking the mystery out of the process.”

“Excellent program with clear and comprehensive content. Paul is a great communicator. As I had not done anything with eBay previously I would have liked the program to run over 3 or even 4 sessions. I would not have minded if it were a higher fee to accommodate this.”

“The instructor provided very clear instructions re the various aspects of eBay selling, satisfactory answers to questions and valuable tips, hand-outs and importantly follow-up access.”

“Well organised, coherent and well paced. Patient and helpful.”

“Paul was a fountain of useful knowledge!”

“Paul was very knowledgeable and helpful. Excellent!”

“Paul was very informative and has provided a high level of service in his course and his follow up support.”

“Easy to understand good communication skills and well paced.”

“My individual tutor is very knowledgeable & experienced with loads of patience. His expertise, follow-ups and guidance have all proven to be invaluable.”

“Very informative and patient, went over finer details of everything needed. Very happy and ready to sell on eBay!”

“A gentleman all round, recommended to all who are bound for EBay glory.”

“Genuine. Very helpful. Seeing I am not eBay savvy he gave me the confidence to give it a go.”

“Very good, training and I learnt a lot form the course!”

“Friendly, easy going instructions.”


Video is rapidly becoming the fastest growing form of communication. The problem is that standard text format or text and audio combined doesn’t have the same impact or retention capability of video instruction.

You may have begun including pictures and images to help convey your meaning and make impact. But that still doesn’t solve the problem!

Why is this? Perhaps because the true power of a message is derived from visual and auditory cues.

Consider these facts:

55% of a message meaning is derived from facial expression

38% of a message meaning is derived from gestures, body language, etc.

It’s also important to note when conveying an important message people only remember:

10% of what they read

20% of what they hear

30% of what they see

50% of what they see and hear together

80% of what they see, hear and do


Streaming video over the Internet gets people’s attention and increases the likelihood that your message will be acted upon and remembered. And that’s what’s important when you’re communicating online. From embedding video messages in a simple e-mail to broadcasting live interactive sales and training events, companies are using video technology like never before, to communicate with both customers and employees.

Video Streaming is now an essential marketing tool for all businesses wishing to keep an edge on their competitors and stay on top of the marketing game. If you are not currently using streaming video communications on your website, in your eBay auctions, in your emails, in your training and, in your marketing campaigns you are already behind the eight ball.

Using streaming video in your eBay auctions and for customer contact, personalizes your customer’s experience. People feel like they are dealing with a real person in a real store and this adds to their confidence in dealing with you, which leads to repeat customers. People like dealing with people… not computers. You will learn how to do all this in this powerful eBay training home study video course.

Just look at some of the uses for Streaming Video in Auctions:

  • Streaming Video Emails
  • Answering auction questions with video email (creates trust)
  • Congratulating the winning bidder and explaining payment options
  • Follow-up with video email after payment has been received
  • Promoting upcoming sales and preferred customer discounts
  • Monthly store announcements
  • Adding video streaming presentations to your auction listings
  • Welcome visitors to your store with a introduction video
  • Introduce yourself on video on your about me page
  • Have a live video chat with your customers
  • Live broadcast your upcoming auctions and sales to the world

Paul is also acutely aware that many of the people who want to learn how to list items for sale on eBay are wanting to do so to earn a few extra dollars to balance the budget and as such, do not have a lot of spare cash to spend on an expensive eBay training course (we have seen them for as much as $500)

With this in mind we have kept the price where it is easily affordable by everyone. But do not get fooled by the cheap price-point, the information you will learn in this eBay video training course is very powerful and will probably teach you more than a lot of the expensive hyped-up course and seminars out there.

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Success Tips for Selling Your Car or Vehicle on eBay

The fact that over one million unique visitors come to eBay Motors each month makes them the logical place to list your vehicle and get it sold quick, not matter whether you are a dealer or selling your own car.

Required Listing Details: There are a number of details you will need to record to include in the eBay listing before you go to list you vehicle. Here is an example of what you will need for the eBay listing (if it does not apply then you just leave it blank):

Manufacturer: Volkswagen

Registration Number (if currently registered): Unregistered

Model: Golf

Engine Size: 2.0 litre

Type: Hatchback

For Sale by: Private Seller

Doors: 5

VIN (Vehicle Identification Number): WVWZZZ2HUBN6R

Date of Manufacture: 12/96

Type of Title: Clear (most titles)

Date of 1st Registration: 04/97

Engine Number: AGB129286

Colour: Blue

Metallic Paint: No

Registration Information: Unregistered

Factory/Aftermarket Warranty: None

Right-Hand, Left-Hand Drive: Right-Hand Drive

Transmission: 5-Speed Manual with Cruise Control

Number of Previous Owners: 2

Fuel: Petrol

Kilometres: 137082

Previously Registered Overseas: NO

Condition: Used

Dealer License Number:

Options: Air Conditioning, Alloy Wheels, AM/FM Stereo, CD Player, Power-Assisted Steering (PAS), Power Locks, Power Windows (All), and Window Tint

Safety Features: Back Seat Safety Belts, Driver Airbag, Passenger Airbag, Safety Belt Pre-Tensioners

Auction Running Time: The length of time to run your auction for is up to you but as a rule of thumb, I normally run them for 10 days starting on a Thursday at 8 pm. That way it will run through two weekends (best time for inspections) and end on Sunday evening at 8 pm (when most people are looking).

Vehicle History: Write a few short paragraphs describing what you know about the history of the vehicle. Are you the original owner? Has the car been in any accidents? If you have maintenance records let bidders know how regular it was serviced. Also let bidders know if you have replaced any parts, like tyres, gearbox or clutch and how long ago.

Vehicle Faults: Describe all faults (if any) in your description. If you don’t, you can bet you will be pulled up on it later and may have to give a partial or full refund. Honesty is the best policy.

Vehicle Transportation: State clearly and prominently in your eBay auction listing how the vehicle will be transported once sold. Let them know it is pick-up only or they arrange their own courier and you are not responsible for delivery of the vehicle.

Vehicle Research: Before making a decision on what price to start your auction at and what reserve (if any) to apply to will pay you to do some online research to find out the current resell value of your vehicle. Research past eBay listings for cars similar to yours to get an idea about how much people are willing to pay and, check out some of the other online vehicle websites to gauge an approximate value.

The bottom line here is, what is the lowest price you are willing to take for the vehicle and, to start your auction at or set your reserve price at that price. That way if it does only sell for the reserve you set, you are not going to be disappointed.

Many people will advise you to start your auction at a ridiculously low price so as to create a bidding frenzy… this can happen but it is rare. What usually happens is some astute eBay arbitrator will buy it for a song and resell it for a profit.

Once a bid has been places on your auction (unless you have a reserve) you are in a binding contract and are obligated to sell the vehicle at the final bid price. Once the reserve has been meet you are also obligated to sell at the final bid price.

Do not bid on or get friends to bid on your auction to push the price up, it is called shrill bidding and is not allowed on eBay. Besides, what if you or your friend becomes the final bidder? You will still have to pay all the eBay fees.

Use Video In Your Auction Listing: Use video as well as photos in your eBay listing. If you can, create a video showing the interior and exterior of the vehicle. Get someone to start the vehicle so you can record how easily it starts, and how smoothly the engine runs.

You could even video someone driving it. Video will create excitement and anticipation in your prospective bidders adds the advantage of the prospective bidders, and install more confidence to place a bid or even arrange a viewing. There are many websites that offer video production features and many are very easy to use. The one we use is part of a complete internet marketing package but is very good: Easy Video Producer

Contact Details: Some bidders in your local area may wish to inspect the vehicle prior to placing a bid and, it is important to encourage them to do so before placing a bid in your eBay auction listing. Give prospective bidders a phone number to contact you (adds more credibility) or ask them to contact you through the eBay messaging system, to arrange a suitable time to inspect the vehicle you have for sale on eBay.

DO NOT let them drive off in your vehicle for a test run without you in it (they may not come back).

DO NOT accept offers outside of eBay (unless you are selling in a classified ad) as you and they will no longer have any protection under the eBay system. Rather, encourage them to place a bid as it could inspire others to start bidding which could lead to a bidding war.

DO NOT hand over the vehicle until full payment has been made and funds are cleared into your account. It is not advisable to accept personal checks. Ask them to pay by PayPal (then you are both protected), by bank deposit, or in cash when the pick the vehicle up.

Bidders Questions: Answer all questions about the vehicle in a polite courteous manner even if the question may seem ridiculous to you (it could be genuine and it will install confidence in the prospective bidder)

Winning Bidder Contact: Contact the winning bidder immediately after the auction to congratulate them on their successful bid and discuss how and when they would like to arrange payment and pick up of the vehicle.

Contact the winning bidder again the day after they have taken delivery of the vehicle to make sure they are completely happy with the purchase. It will make them feel that you care about them and that they have made the right decision to purchase from you. It will also probably mean you will get glowing feedback.

Auction Watchers: You will always get lots of watchers of eBay car and vehicle auctions but don’t get too excited as many are just that (watchers), Either that, or they have a similar vehicle they have been thinking about selling and are just wondering what sort of price they might get.

eBay Fees: Selling your car or vehicle by auction on eBay Australia will incur insertion fees and a final valuation fee and they are as follows:

Insertion Fees

AU$8.00 Insertion fee for cars AU$5,000 and below

AU$10.00 Insertion fee for cars AU$5,000.01 and above

AU$5.00 for motorcycles (fixed)

AU$8.00 for other vehicles (fixed)

AU$10.00 Reserve Price Fee if you wish to place a reserve price on your vehicle auction listing. This fee is refunded if your vehicle sells.

Final Valuation Fee (only paid if the vehicle is sold)

AU$35.00 (fixed) for cars AU$5,000 and below

AU$40.00 (fixed) for cars AU$5,000.01 and above

AU$40.00 (fixed) for motorcycles and other vehicles

Classified Ads: You can also sell your vehicle as a fixed price classified ad.

AU$19.99 (for 28-days) Cars, Motorcycles, and Other Vehicles Classified Ad

There is no final valuation fee for classifies ads

Click here for eBay Australia fees

Click here for eBay US fees

Click here for eBay UK fees

Never Sold on eBay Before: If you’ve never sold anything on eBay before, the whole process can be kind of confusing – but it doesn’t have to be! I am an eBay registered trading assistant and have sold many items (including vehicles) on behalf of clients.

I am also an eBay trained education specialist and have taught group classes for the Queensland TAFE Adult Education Centres (LNQ) and have put together a step-by-step video home study course here: http://www.AuctionTrainingCourseVideos.com which will guide you from absolute beginner through to creating and marketing your own eBay store.