New ebay guide publishedBy Chris Williams. Published: 24th May 2006, 16:21:55 | Permalink | Printable
Making the most of online auctionsA new guide to using the popular online auction house ebay is now out on the shelves. Produced by Alligata's David Bradforth, eBay Advisor is said to be suitable for RISC OS users as well as PC and Apple Mac owners.
David said: "There are perhaps ten pages that are more PC specific; with the rest of the 100 pages being cross-platform to a very large extent. It's hence a very useful guide to those early eBay steps."
He later added: "As to which RISC OS web browsers worked best [with eBay], that's a very good question. I tried the Mac and PC ones, but have never owned an Internet-connected Acorn computer. Would make an interesting test though, I may set up my PC on the Internet so I can test with VirtualRiscPC."
In the years after the collapse of Acorn, ebay has become fertile ground for finding old and rare kit.
The journal is split into five sections covering topics such as buying and selling goods, and running a small business with ebay, using feature articles and practical hints and tips. RISC OS users who order a copy will get a copy of Richard Hallas's page design guide DTP Principles and some software thrown in for free.
A website for eBay Advisor is due soon.
• Do you use RISC OS with eBay? Tell us about your successes and failures, which web browsers you've used and on what operating system. Have you bought or sold any interesting Acorn hardware? Tell us about that too.
For more info, contact Dave Bradforth here or, alternatively, here.
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