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The following tips can help you attract more buyers:
  • Create a detailed ad. Include any relevant facts and details about the item or service in your ad description and title. The more information you include, the less likely the buyer will have questions or doubts about the terms of the sale. Be sure to describe the age of the item, its condition, and anything that makes the item or service different or unique.
  • Promote your ads on other websites. Once you've created your listing, visit Promote Your Listings to create banners that help bring buyers to your ad. You can quickly create banners that link to a list of all your listings, or to an individual ad on
  • Be responsive. Providing rapid responses to buyer inquiries encourages buyers to make offers. Delays annoy buyers and could cause you to lose a sale.
  • Place your ad in the correct category. The key to finding a buyer is smart targeting of your ad. Browse through our category lists to determine the best place for your ad.
  • Use optional Ad Promotions. Use optional Ad Promotions such as bold, highlight, charm icon, weblink or featured enhancements to increase the visibility of your ad.
  • Be honest when describing your item or service. Accurate descriptions of your items and services on will prevent negative feedback that stems from buyers receiving items that differ from the ad descriptions.
  • Check the price. Overpricing your item makes it difficult to sell. Do a little research. Visit any shopping portal to find out how much the item costs when it's new. Look at other ads to find the going rate for items similar to yours.
  • Add a picture to your ad. In addition to your ad description, pictures help to represent your item for sale. Pictures also help to indicate damage or repairs on an item, and illustrate the item's condition. Typically, buyers make more offers on listings with pictures.
  • Be courteous to buyers. Courtesy and consideration are the highlights of service. Write in complete sentences when you correspond with buyers and be thoughtful in your responses. This will help you to build rapport with your buyers and build their confidence in the sale. This also encourages buyers to leave positive feedback for you. The more positive feedback you accumulate, the better your member rating will be.
  • Post your ad only once. does not permit the insertion of your ad in several places at once. Posting the same ad in several areas and/or several times is considered "Spam" and is annoying to buyers.

Your ad will run for 30 days. However, when you sell your item, you should deactivate or delete your ad from My Ads. This will prevent buyers from making offers on items or services that are not available.

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