eBay Resource Review
I have read almost every book and package written about eBay. I find this to be a great way to improve my skills.
Unfortunately, a lot of what I read is garbage. Some are pretty good, and a few are truly exceptional. In order to help you decide what is worth your time and money I am putting the reviews here on IWantCollectibles.com.
If there is not a review here, it doesn't necessarily mean it's a bad book. I might not have gotten around to writing a review, or even heard of the book yet. If you are interested in a review of an eBay related product not covered here send me an email.
The items I look at when I write the reviews are:
- Currentness - Is the book current?
- Unique Content - Is the book just a rehashing of other material, or does it explain new ideas.
- Accessibility - Is the book easy to read. Does the writer explain things well?
- Acceptable Techniques - Does the work teach unethical techniques or skirt eBay rules?
- Cost - Does the book deliver value for the cost?
I look at all the above factors when I do the reviews. I might not mention each factor in the review, but I do consider them to get an overall rating.
I have posted some reviews from the past here, and will add more as time permits.
Be sure you read my review of eBay Auction Sniper Programs.
Full Page eBay Book Reviews
Review of Pete Bruckshaw's Auction Arbitrage Secret
Review of Julia Wilkinson's eBay Top 100 Simplified Tips and Tricks
This is a cheap reference book (Only $5.70 on Amazon.com) that will become a well thumbed resource in your library.
Review of Gary Hendrickson's "Selling Used Books Online"
Gary explains how to sell books on Half.com.
Review of Jim Cockrum's "Silent Sales Machine"
Create your own Silent Sales Machine.
Review of Stuart Turnbull's "Prints Make Profits" eBook.
Review of Avril Harper's "MHow to Make Money Tearing Up Old Books and Magazines and Selling Them on eBay"
Review of Don Hoppe's "Auction Arbitrage -- The Complete Guide to Flipping"
Salehoo Directory Review
Review of Diana Ratliff's "How to Spot Fakes,
Frauds, & Forgeries, FAST!"
Review of Skip McGrath eBay Teacher and MLM "victim."
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