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EcommerceBytes-NewsFlash, Number 697 - February 10, 2004 - ISSN 1539-5065    1 of 4

Battle for eBay Drop-off Stores Heats Up

By Ina Steiner
EcommerceBytes.com
February 10, 2004




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TidBids Inc. opened an eBay drop-off store in Indiana, and QuikDrop International announced that AuctionStop Inc. has entered into a contract to open 24 QuikDrop stores in Southern California.

AuctionStop is owned by Alan Weinstein and two business partners. They opened their first QuikDrop franchise location in Simi Valley, California, on Monday and will hold the store's grand opening on Saturday. They plan to open 23 more stores in the next 24-36 months.

Next week QuikDrop will announce another franchise contract agreement for additional stores. It had franchise locations in 5 states as of last fall. QuikDrop said it will hold a franchise seminar in Los Angeles on February 21 for those interested in learning more about the QuikDrop franchise operations.

http://www.tidbids.biz

http://www.quikdrop.com

http://www.ebayfranchise.com

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Ina Steiner is co-founder and Editor of EcommerceBytes and has been reporting on ecommerce since 1999. She's a widely cited authority on marketplace selling and is author of "Turn eBay Data Into Dollars" (McGraw-Hill 2006). Her blog was featured in the book, "Blogging Heroes" (Wiley 2008). Follow her on Twitter at @ecommercebytes and send news tips to ina@ecommercebytes.com.

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