EcommerceBytes-NewsFlash, Number 1291 - May 31, 2006     3 of 5

AuctionBytes.TV Interviews eBay Drop-off Store Owner

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AuctionBytes.TV is running a video interview with Richard Chemel, owner of the iSold It eBay drop-off store in Chatsworth, California. ISold It is one of several franchisers of drop-off stores throughout the country.

Franchisee Richard Chemel discusses the business of eBay drop-off stores. Richard explains what it takes to operate a drop-off store, describes a typical day, and talks about the challenges he faces in running his eBay business.

Richard has been selling on eBay since 2001 and offers some advice for would-be drop-off storeowners, including that they should become experienced eBay sellers before undertaking a brick-and-mortar consignment business. In Richard's words, "If you are going to open a bakery, you better know how to bake."

The entire 8-minute video can be viewed on the Features channel of AuctionBytes.TV.

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