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Don't Get Burned on eBay: How to Avoid Scams and Escape Bad Deals Paperback – Mar 20 2006
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About the Author
Shauna Wright has been an avid eBay buyer and seller since 1997. She's aregular on eBay's Answer Center and co-founder of the award-winning siteWhoWouldBuyThat.com. Before becoming a writer, she was a privateinvestigator, a poker dealer, and a fragrance model (don't ask).
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The book is also filled with real stories of eBay snafus which clearly illustrate the author's points. In addition, the author's sense of humor makes the book a pleasure to read. I would highly recommend this book to anyone that is active in eBay - even if you don't read it cover-to-cover, it would act as a great reference guide.
I've been using eBay since 1998 and I still picked up dozens of new things and now understand some of the more esoteric features of the site. When I lent the book to my mom, who has shyed from the site because she felt it was too risky, she proudly made two purchases using only the book as a guide. I wish all DIY and instruction style books were this much fun to read, I'd know how to do a lot more things if they were.
In addition to being clear, the author has a sense of humor, which makes this not only informative, but entertaining as well. The chapter layout makes it useful as a reference tool, to which the reader can turn when she has a question. The reader should read the whole book once, but afterwards, it is easily used to refer back to for specific questions or occurrences.
I'm a librarian in a university library, and I evaluate books all the time. For its purpose, this is one of the clearest and best I've seen.
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