Posting Items for Sale - A Beginner's GuidePosting your items for sale here at Webportal Auction-IT is both free and easy. Simply register if you have not already (by clicking [New Registration] here or on our Home Auction Page). Our system automatically mails your password within usually a few seconds (no need to disconnect while you wait). Once you have the password, you might want to copy it from your e-mail and go to your MyWebportal Account Manager to replace our rather obtuse collection of letters and numbers with something you might more easily remember.
Again, we currently charge nothing to buy or sell items. In the future, we do reserve the right to add premium features that other auction sites have like bold listings, featured auctions, and the like. For those, we may charge a nominal rate.
Posting items for sale is accomplished by clicking on SELL ITEM here or at the top of any auction screen. Fill in the form that pops up with a short descriptive title (make it snazzy to get people's attention). Next, select the category the item should be in (if you don't see an appropriate category on the drop down list, please e-mail us email@example.com and ask for that category to be added. Be a little patient, please--we get LOTS of e-mail.
Pictures sell items! You'll need a picture on your PC to begin with. Once you have it accessible, you should then upload it to our site. This option is available to your when performing a posting to sell a new item. Simply select "Image Available" when performing the posting and you will be given the option to upload your picture just before completing your posting.
Decide how many days you want to offer your item at auction. Our system supports 1-14 days. Most people use seven days.
Enter a description. You can simply type your description into the "Description:" box but we also support HTML just like eBAY and the other biggies. So feel free to use your favorite HTML editor (like FrontPage), then cut and paste your descriptive masterpiece into the Description box. Be sure to include such facts as who pays for shipping and how much that is. Also detail the type of payment you will accept, such as personal cheques, Visa and MasterCard (and/or other credit cards), and so forth.
Below that is the "Your Starting Bid" box. The starting bid is very important. If you put a very low price just remember, you might get it! The best auction strategy is to start an item at the lowest price you are willing to sell it for, then anything above that is a pleasant bonus!
The starting bid price you should place in the "Starting Bid" box would be the amount you want the first bidder to bid on. If you want someone to start bidding for your item at $10.00 then you should place the figures '10.00' in the starting bid price. You do not have to take into account any effects increment amounts have on your starting price. Please make sure you understand how the above works, or you might start the bidding at too low a level.
Posting items on this and any internet auction is a legally binding action. Your are irrevocably promising, assuming you get one or more bids, to sell the item and ship it promptly after payment is received. Mutual trust between buyer and seller are what drives online auctions. We will tolerate no scammers or breakers of promises on this auction.
Once the posting form is filled in to your satisfaction, hit the submit button. This will automatically and immediately turn the auction live.
You will be notified automatically by e-mail each time someone places a bid on your item, if the items sells, or if it ends without selling. At that time, feel free to repost unsold items.
If someone sends you e-mail asking about an item, please respond promptly and courteously. It's simply good business.
We expect you to be honest and truthful in the descriptions of posted items. Anyone abusing this auction will be banished.
So, post away and the very best of luck to you from everyone here at Webportal Auction-IT and, please remember, if you have any questions, drop us an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Happy buying and selling!
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