Quick FAQ for eBay ML Sellers?

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Fri May 20 15:15:44 EDT 2005


Yes!  I agree.  "Dealing with book sellers on eBay and other electronic markets".  The same hucksters on eBay can show up on ABE, Alibris, etc.

I also like Joe's disclaimer: when making an electronic trade, there will always be risk.  If you can't accept it, only purchase books you see in person through a reputable dealer.


> From: Scot Kamins <kamins at dogeared.com>
> Date: 2005/05/20 Fri PM 01:59:13 CDT
> To: modlib at algol.owu.edu
> Subject: Re: Quick FAQ for eBay ML Sellers?
> On May 20, 2005, at 11:12 AM, Sharon Biederman wrote:
> >  I think
> > the focus of dogeared should be on educating the collector rather  
> > than the
> > seller, since for us the knowledge is critical.
> >
> This is so. The focus of Dogeared has always been on educating the  
> collector. I also think that eBay is a place that many collectors go  
> to buy books for their collections and to sell their doubles ? and  
> perhaps even their collections eventually.
> So perhaps what's needed is a "dealing with eBay" FAQ, more focused  
> than the general page (or pages - I forget which) on Dogeared dealing  
> with making purchases over the Internet. This FAQ would focus on the  
> kinds of information to look for and, if missing, to ask about.
> - Scot Kamins

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