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Tips for writing Reviews & Guides

Consider these tips when writing a review or guide:

  • Include specific details. Say what exactly met or failed to meet your expectations, and why. If you have experience with comparable items, you can mention it in a way that helps the reader decide which kind of item to purchase.

  • Remember that your readers may know nothing about the topic, so spell out the basics in a way that's easy for everyone to understand.

  • Include information that will be useful to someone shopping for the item you're reviewing, or new to the topic you're writing a guide about. Put yourself in the shoes of the reader: What would be most useful to someone in the reader's position?

  • Use proper punctuation, spelling and grammar. Proofread your entries before you post them.


Things to avoid:
  • Off-topic or inappropriate comments, personal attacks, or profanity

  • Copying and pasting text from other reviews, guides, or source

  • Anything that sounds like an obvious sales pitch for your items or store—you'll lose credibility with your readers.

  • Contact or promotional information, including your phone number and address

  • Links outside of eBay and HTML tags

We reserves the right to remove any review or guide that doesn't comply with eBay's our policy.

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