How Can You Buy, Sell and Trade Items Online?


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EBay.com and Craigslist.org offer options that allow users to buy, sell and trade items online. For example, on eBay.com, users can post items for sale at a fixed price or have other users bid on them for a fixed period of time.

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To sell something on eBay.com, click Sell, type the name of the item you want to sell online, and click Get Started. Then choose the appropriate category, and select one of the product examples produced in order to pre-fill some of the required information for the sale. After, fill in the required information, such as the condition, duration of the sale, accepted payment methods, item description and whether the sale is an auction or a fixed price. Click Continue and then click List Your Item.

Craigslist.org is more informal. This website allows you to buy, sell and trade, but the transactions are not overseen much by the website. For example, if you want to buy something on Craigslist.org, you have to make the exchange in person, and the payment method is usually cash. First you have to select the listings board in your area and type a description of the item you want into the site's search bar.

To purchase an item, you have to contact the seller and work out details with him. You can either trade with him, if he is willing to accept a trade, or you can just purchase the item.

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