I was thinking PHP but looks like that will be complex.
Other options: modify wordpress.com ; use HTML with dreamweaver/CSS
Any other suggestions?
I just need this to display some items with details on the main home page with link to contact the seller
A simple website doesn’t really need programming. WordPress isn’t bad but if your a newbie I suggest dreamweaver, it will do basically all your html and css for you. You can download a trial for free. Should give you enough time to create your site.