One of the keys to success on eBay is to carry out thorough research on your market. There are numerous software programs and online tools to help you do this but recently the San Francisco Publishers No Starch press came out with a new print book that serious eBayers will find very useful.
The eBay Price Guide by Julia L Wilkinson covers every category on eBay.com and in its 570+ pages with examples of prices achieved for many thousands of articles. In each sun category around 15 items are listed showing the highest prices achieved and another 15 showing the average prices.
In addition to the prices there is a useful introduction to each category, which gives a useful overview of that category. And there is an interesting section at the end of the book containing lists of eBay facts. For instance the 6 most expensive things sold on eBay or the 50 sellers with the greatest number of feedbacks.
As someone whose main market is not ebay.com but eBay.co.uk I initially wondered how relevant the price information was going to be. But these days we live in a global market and these days it is not unusual for someone living in Germany or the UK to buy an item from...