May 21, 2012 - Hammondsport Mac Users Group
TOPIC: How to set up an account to buy or sell an item on eBay
ATTENDING: Tom B, Gene N, Bob S, Bob M, Bob G, Diane B and Ed M.
SETTING UP YOUR EBAY ACCOUNT
Tom gave a step-by-step demo of how to set up a free eBay account (see form)
BUYING ON EBAY
After doing a search on eBay for a specific item (Mini-DVI to VGA adapter), Tom shared some hints about evaluating a seller. Some considerations are:
A helpful tutorial called 'Getting Started' can be found at eBay.
PAYING ON EBAY
The group looked at the process of safely paying for an auction item via PayPal. An account can be set up in a few minutes. PayPal is free to use for buying items and for transferring funds to friends or family. PayPal can be used for most on-line transactions - not only eBay.
Whenever money or personal information is exchanged via the internet, it is important to use a secure website which is denoted by a Padlock icon and https: ('s' means secure).
SELLING ON EBAY
A step-by-step demo was given on how to sell an item on eBay. Tom set up an auction for a DVI-VGA adapter. Some considerations are:
See eBay's seller basics. for complete details. Also eBay's Top 10 Tips for Selling.
Apple has released update software for Flashback Removal and Security Update for Leopard10.5.8 to prevent potential mis-use of Java. Run 'Update Software' on your Mac (found under the Apple) to see if you need any of these releases.
Possible motivation for Flashback malware may be $$$ according to Symantec report.
The Lytro - first Light Field camera - allows post focusing - read more
PHISHING SCAM - beware of e-mail from Amazon re: cancelled order with linked number.
NEXT MEETING - July 23 - TOPIC: Q+A (Note: no meeting planned for June)
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