HTML Tags for Your Auctions!

These tags are not in the eBay listing editor.
It’s pretty easy to make something bold, italic or even underlined and really big, you can even change the colors with the listing editor, but the code below will allow you to do a few things that aren’t in the listing editor, and many times, people are curious about how they’re done when they see them in an auction.

It’s always fun to spice up your eBay auctions. You can do it with HTML. I know that many just don’t have the time to learn it, or just feel that it’s too difficult. Here are a few you can just copy paste!

When you Copy and Paste! Make sure to leave the <> & </> intact!
In order to use these tags make sure you select the advanced form not the simple form so that you will have the ability to use HTML & make sure to past them into the HTML side and NOT the Regular form or else they will just show up as funny looking text in your auction. :)

The Strike Tag
If you want to offer a discount and would like to have a slash through the original price, use the strike tag! This will put a slash through the price. Under that put the new price, perhaps 12.95

<strike>14.95</strike>

Here’s the result
14.95

If you’ve ever seen those auction that have the text scrolling across the screen and wondered “How did they do that?” it’s quite simple. It’s called the Marquee tag, and here is how it works.

<marquee>This Will Scroll Across The Screen</marquee>

THIS IS SCROLLING
Pretty cool right?

 

Ok, the next one is a code block and you need to make sure you get the beginning and the end. It’s a simple table but will make your auction nice and clean.

The first part goes at the very top of your auction before everything else, again make sure that the HTML tab is selected in your auction description text editor!

<table border=”5″ cellpadding=”5″ cellspacing=”5″ bordercolor=”red” width=”800″ bgcolor=”green”>
<tr>
<td>

All the content of your auction goes here! And, you can change the attributes. See where it says width=”800″ you can change to any width you like, but I wouldn’t go over 1024 or under 600. See where it says bordercolor=”red” Change this to any common color you like. red, green, blue, brown, black, etc… and the same goes for the bgcolor=”green” change that to whatever you like as well! The cell padding and spacing, you can adjust that too. It’s basically just extra space between the cells and inside the cells. For example: if you make cellpadding=”0″ your words will touch the edge but if you make it 20 it will be 20 pixels away from the edge. And, if you want to make the border thicker simply make the number in border=”5″ a larger number, make it smaller by decreasing the number, 20 will be a think border and 1 will be a thin border.

</td>
<tr>
</table>

And the result will appear like this:

All the content of your auction goes here! And, you can change the attributes. See where it says width=”800″ you can change to any width you like, but I wouldn’t go over 1024 or under 600. See where it says bordercolor=”red” Change this to any common color you like. red, green, blue, brown, black, etc… and the same goes for the bgcolor=”green” change that to whatever you like as well! The cell padding and spacing, you can adjust that too. It’s basically just extra space between the cells and inside the cells. For example: if you make cellpadding=”0″ your words will touch the edge but if you make it 20 it will be 20 pixels away from the edge. And, if you want to make the border thicker simply make the number in border=”5″ a larger number, make it smaller by decreasing the number, 20 will be a think border and 1 will be a thin border.

The last part </tr></td> </table>, make sure that goes at the very end of your auction, nothing else should follow it, anything that does will be outside the table.

So that’s it for now, give them a try play around with it and have hun spicing up your auctions!

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