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The Benefits of Learning on eBay

When it comes to eBay, the more you learn, the more you can earn. Waste no time in wising up with these tools.

This story appears in the May 2006 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

On eBay's level playing field, it doesn't matter if you have a high school diploma or an MBA from Harvard--anyone can be a successful entrepreneur. But you can gain a competitive advantage by educating yourself about the intricacies of eBay.

It's no longer enough to just throw your items up on eBay. If you treat the site like a garage sale, you'll get garage-sale prices. To stay ahead of your competition, you need to not only learn the basics of selling in an ever-changing marketplace, but you must also understand and excel at advanced online marketing techniques. Whether you are new to creating a business on eBay or are already a seasoned seller, eBay offers plenty of education solutions:

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