Powerseller: an eBay designation for experienced, reputable eBay sellers who consistently sell a significant volume of items, maintain a 98 percent positive feedback rating, and provide a high level of service; PowerSellers are marked with icons next to their User IDs
Private listing: a type of eBay listing where the bidders' User IDs are not disclosed on the listing page or the transaction history page
Processor: a large data center that processes credit card transactions
Proxy bidding: a service that allows you to enter the maximum amount you're willing to pay for an item; the eBay system automatically places bids on your behalf, increasing your bid as necessary by standard increments to maintain your high-bid position
Reserve price: a hidden minimum amount the seller is willing to accept for a listed item
RMA: return merchandise authorization; usually a code number issued by a seller who agrees to accept a return
Shill bidding: the deliberate placing of bids to artificially raise the price of an item; shill bidding is not allowed on eBay and is illegal in many jurisdictions
Sniping: placing a bid in the closing minutes or seconds of an auction
Spam: unsolicited commercial e-mail
Starting price: the price at which bidding on an item begins; also, the lowest price a seller is willing to accept unless you have specified a Reserve Price
Supplier: a company that sells goods and services to
Trademark: any word, name, symbol or device, or any combination used or intended to be used in commerce to identify and distinguish the goods of one manufacturer or seller from goods manufactured or sold by others, and to indicate the source of the goods
Turbo lister: an eBay service that allows sellers to create and upload bulk item listings instead of manually entering information for each item
Unpaid item process: an online process provided by eBay through which a buyer and a seller can communicate to resolve a situation involving an Unpaid Item (aka nonpaying bidder/buyer)
About Me: An About Me icon placed after a User ID indicates that the user has an "About Me" page that contains more information about his or her eBay operation. The About Me icon also serves as a link to the user's "About Me" page.
Buy It Now: The Buy It Now icon means the item has a set price for which it can be purchased immediately without going through the bidding process.
Camera: A camera means that a picture of the item is included with the listing.
PayPal: This icon shows that the seller accepts PayPal, an eBay service that enables users to receive and send online payments through credit cards and bank accounts.
PayPal's Buyer Protection Program: This icon means that the item is eligible for PayPal's Buyer Protection Program.
Person with a sunburst behind the head: This icon following a User ID indicates a new eBay user, and also alerts the seller that the new user might need a little extra patience and assistance.
Picture Frame: A small picture frame means that the item is featured in eBay's gallery. It also means that you can see the item's photo in search results and browse listings.
PowerSeller: A blue silhouette in a gold star next to the word PowerSeller indicates that the user has achieved a certain level of sales volume and performance status within eBay.
Rising Sun: A Rising Sun icon indicates that the item has been listed within the past 24 hours. New item icons are removed after the listing is 24 hours old.
Two people with an arrow between them: This is the Changed ID icon, which indicates a member who has changed his or her User ID within the last 30 days.
Wrapped Present: The Wrapped Present icon means the seller wants to highlight the item as a potential gift, as well as offer associated Gift Services.