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EcommerceBytes-NewsFlash, Number 960 - February 23, 2005 - ISSN 1539-5065    3 of 3

eBay Drop-Off Stores News for February 23, 2005

By Lissa McGrath
February 23, 2005

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QuikDrop has authorized Robert Golub to open 20 franchise drop-off stores in Eastern Massachusetts. Although there is no information about when the first of these stores will open, four new QuikDrop locations have recently opened in Lewisville, TX; Englewood, NJ; Reno, NV; and Williamsburg, VA.

Auction Inn is working with Manheim Auto Auction to develop an automotive condition section within their Work-Able job skills training program. Auction Inn provides embedded job-training, and works closely with the Boys & Girls Club of Lancaster to provide job-training opportunities to their members.

The State of Tennessee passed a law allowing schools to sell surplus items at online auctions rather than at lower interest public auctions. Since the law passed, Athens City Schools have found success using local consignment company, NuMarkets. Dr. Rigell, Director of Education for Athens City Schools, stated, "Internet auctions create a much larger number of potential buyers. The money earned…returned to our school system to help fund the education of our children." He cites NuMarkets as being instrumental in their success.

Auction Block announced plans to expand its Northwest Arkansas business. Plans include adding two locations in Bentonville, AR as well as one in the Springdale, AR area. Auction Block is a consignment company based in Fayetteville, AR, specializing in vehicles, jewelry and collectibles.

DropShop has changed its name to Portero (meaning "gatekeeper"). Their website, previously Dropshopstore.com, is now Portero.com, but their eBay store remains unchanged at Dropshopstore. Portero is a consignment store specializing in high-end luxury items, and has locations in Armonk, NY; Grennwich, CT; and Larchmony, NY.

About the author:

Lissa McGrath is the author of three eBay books, "The Complete Idiot's Guide to eBay" 2nd Edition (Alpha, 2010); "The Pocket Idiot's Guide to eBay Motors" (Alpha, 2008); and "20 Questions To Ask Before Selling On eBay" (Career Press, 2006). She is also the editor of eight other eBay books. You can reach Lissa directly at lissa (at) lissamcgrath (dot) com or through her website http://www.lissamcgrath.com.

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