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eBay Essential Training: Odd Man Bidding technique

By Mark Abdelnour

With nearly 170 million members worldwide and close to a million people in the U.S. alone who report it as their primary or secondary source of income, eBay is a powerful resource. Gaining an advantage over competitors is key to the success of buyers and sellers, and eBay Essential Training offers tools to build this advantage.

Mark Abdelnour shares invaluable insider tips on everything from understanding the eBay interface and bidding structure to searching for items to setting up individual auctions or a full-fledged eBay store. eBay Essential Training also teaches users how to best present items for sale, including how to prepare effective photos and descriptions, and provides an overview of fees, shipping methods, and pricing. In addition, the training offers advice on how to avoid scams and untrustworthy eBayers.

In this clip, host Mark Abdelnour takes a look at another bidding technique, called the Oddman in bidding technique, which you achieve by bidding with odd type numbers, such as $3.27 versus $3.25. He explains how this technique will help out as a bidder.


Odd Man Bidding technique


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Mark Abdelnour is a technology change consultant and freelance author with over 15 years experience as a trainer of Microsoft Technologies. Working with Microsoft SharePoint since version WSS 3.0, Mark has developed several training solutions for customers using SharePoint as the application platform of choice. Helping others understand technology is something he admits to being quite passionate about.

 Mark is also a published author, video trainer, and technical editor with various titles under his belt, including: CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X3 Essential Training; Getting Started with CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X3; eBay Scams! : Protect Yourself as You Master eBay, Buying & Selling Music Instruments, and Music Collectibles on eBay; Apple Soundtrack Ignite; and several graphics and photo editing titles. Mark currently resides in Ottawa, Ontario.

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