Michael Ford began his eBay career in 1998 and first became an eBay Power Seller in 2001. His software business has expanded beyond eBay, but he still enjoys buying and selling on eBay as a collector of antique arcade games. Michael has authored a number of books on antique arcade games, game restoration, and computer security. He is a regular contributor to collector magazines and he is a well known business writer.
Michael has always been an entrepreneur and eBay has helped develop those independent business drives into several full-fledged commercial ventures. Michael is known for telling it like it is and has a no nonsense approach to business and writing. He focuses on details which led him to document and analyze eBay auctions in a hard hitting way in order to determine what works and what does not. Michael has continued his quest for knowledge by monitoring the unsavory side of eBay which resulted in protection measures that are commonly used to identify fraudulent buyers and sellers.
Michael knows both the good and bad sides of eBay and has shared his experiences and techniques to help eBay members gain the most from eBay without losing their shirt to scammers.