How to use ioffer

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How to use ioffer
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Shoppers can buy, sell or trade items on the website iOffer without bidding wars or limited auction times. Buyers negotiate the price of an item by making an offer, which the seller accepts, counters or declines. Registered members may list items for sale or trade and place want ads for the items they seek. A buyer does not pay to use iOffer; a seller or trader pays a nominal fee for each completed transaction.

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Things you need

  • Internet connection
  • Payment method

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    Create an Account

  1. 1

    Click on the register button at the upper right of the site. Enter your e-mail address, name and mailing address. Enter the security phrase shown at the bottom of the screen.

  2. 2

    Click once on the blue user agreement and privacy statement links to read the additional information. Click once in the box next to "I agree" to agree to the terms. Click the "continue" button.

  3. 3

    Navigate to your e-mail account. Read the registration confirmation e-mail from iOffer. Click once on the "complete registration" link and follow the link to the iOffer site.

  4. 4

    Complete the registration process by entering a user name and password. Click again in the box next to "I agree" to agree to the terms. Click the "continue" button.

    Buy an Item

  1. 1

    Log in to your account. Type the name of an item in the iOffer search window, or click on "browse items" to choose from one of the categories. Locate the item you want, and click on the "buy now" button.

  2. 2

    Review the purchase terms in the pop-up window. Click again on "buy now" to move to the next screen.

  3. 3

    Enter your payment information in the required fields. Enter your address and shipping preferences. Click on "submit" to complete your purchase.

    Sell an Item

  1. 1

    Click on the "sell" tab on the top menu of the iOffer page. Select a category for your item. Enter a title and description of your item.

  2. 2

    Enter the quantity of items for sale. Enter an asking price or check the "not sure" box to accept offers. Enter shipping rates.

  3. 3

    Click on the "upload images" button. Choose a photo of the item from your computer file. Upload the photo to your listing. Click the "continue" button to finish listing your item.

  4. 4

    Accept an offer to purchase your item. Secure payment and shipping information from the buyer. Pack and ship the item once you receive payment.

    Trade an Item

  1. 1

    Use your seller's page to list items available to trade. Find an item to trade for on another seller's site. Click on the "let's swap" button midway down the page. Complete the swap invitation form.

  2. 2

    Click on the item you are offering for trade. Respond to any questions the trader has about your item or ask questions of your own. Click on "continue" to proceed.

  3. 3

    Agree with the trader on the swap terms. Exchange delivery information with the trader. Pack and ship your item.

Tips and warnings

  • Get shipping confirmation or tracking information for items you purchase or acquire by trade.
  • Maintain a valid credit card on file with iOffer if you wish to sell or trade. IOffer deducts fees monthly.
  • Expect to pay a final value or premium listing fee if you sell an item.
  • Once the seller or trader accepts a buyer's offer, the buyer must complete the transaction. IOffer allows cancellations only in rare circumstances and does not guarantee refunds for cancelled transactions.

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