Amazon.com: Customer Reviews: Getting Started in Internet Auctions
Your Garage Best Books of the Month Amazon Fashion Learn more nav_sap_plcc_ascpsc Adele Explore Premium Audio Fire TV Stick Subscribe & Save Patriotic Picks Shop-by-Room Amazon Cash Back Offer AnnedroidsS3 AnnedroidsS3 AnnedroidsS3  Amazon Echo  Echo Dot  Amazon Tap  Echo Dot  Amazon Tap  Amazon Echo Starting at $49.99 All-New Kindle Oasis UniOrlando Segway miniPro


Your rating(Clear)Rate this item
Share your thoughts with other customers

There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.

on May 31, 2000
"Getting started in Internet Auctions" is a super-easy read that will give readers enough confidence to jump right into the electronic auction arena. Author Alan Elliott begins the book with an overview of the auction process, then moves into detailed step-by-step descriptions of both the bidding and selling process. Using the popular Ebay.com site for his example, Elliott tells what web addresses to enter into your browser, which software buttons to push and even sometimes when to push them.
The best value in this book comes from the wealth of "tricks of the trade:" How to find real bargains on the auction block that others have overlooked. How to time bids in order to maximize winning the sought-after item. How to find items to sell beyond those crammed in the back of your closet. How to avoid getting ripped-off by the top twenty ploys perpetrated by the occasional less-than honest folks in the digital market place As an extra bonus, Elliott introduces readers to a handful of successful web-auction entrepreneurs who are making their living off their Ebay efforts and explains several strategies for mirroring their success. Content like this makes this book a confidence-builder for even a novice Internet user. Anybody interested in making or spending a buck in Internet auctions should put a bid down on this book.
0Comment|35 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on August 25, 2000
This book focuses almost entirely on eBay. The truly authoritative Internet auction book would cover at least the top three open auctions (eBay, Yahoo! and Amazon) and the top three store auctions (egghead, onsale and ubid). That said, although this is more of a "how to use eBay" book than anything, it does offer great advice on online auctions, including the ins and outs of "professional" auction selling, and Elliot clearly knows his stuff.
0Comment|17 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on May 18, 2000
This book is a good way to quickly learn about eBay and other internet auctions from the inside out. It is more than just a point here, click there type of book. It gives you the thinking behind strategies for both buying and selling. The stories in the chapter about how people make a living on eBay are quite interesting. Worth the read!
0Comment|8 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on March 1, 2001
Well written and informative. Would recomend as a first book on auctions.Covers some hmtl commands.
0Comment|8 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse

Send us feedback

How can we make Amazon Customer Reviews better for you?
Let us know here.