Some people think its easy to choose the right eBay category, and often it is. Sometimes, though, it might not be quite clear exactly what to go for.
Why is it Even Important?
Plenty of people use the category system to find items, when theyre not looking for something specific. If your item is listed in the wrong category or youve just given up and listed it in Everything Else then these people arent going to find your auction.
Also, listing items in the wrong categories is against eBays rules, and eBay say they will remove any auctions that are wrongly categorised. They dont often actually do this, but its not worth the risk especially since breaking any rules can cause them to penalise your account, including losing PowerSeller status if you have it.
So What Can You Do?
eBay will suggest categories for you when you sell your item, if you type in a few words to describe the item on the category selection page and click search. You can make the best of this feature by typing in exactly what your item is, with brand name and model number (if any), so that eBay can find the best category for you.
If that doesnt work for you, then...