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EcommerceBytes-Update, Number 110 - January 04, 2004 - ISSN 1528-6703     6 of 8

This and That: Online Auction Roundup

By Ina Steiner

January 04, 2004

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Reminder: AuctionBytes does not endorse the products and services featured in the "This & That" column, which often features new Web sites. (Anyone can set up a Web site.) Fraud is becoming widespread in the online auction world, and you should think twice before giving private information or User IDs and passwords to any third party.


Historybuff Auction

Offering paper collectibles covering the last five centuries. Current January auction (Closes 1/16/2004) includes several nice high grade Bronze/Silver age comic books, Confederate Civil War wallpaper newspaper, Souvenir folders, World War I Era Cardboard Toy soldiers, Plus lots more. http://www.historybuffauction.com


DOUA Announces First Student-Turned-Mentor

Ann (eBay user kitty_bobo77) joined the Disabled Online Users Association (DOUA) as an eager new client just a few short months ago. After working closely with a DOUA mentor, she became a successful eBay seller and has now graduated into DOAUA's very first student Mentor. Ann, who became a quad after a childhood car accident, found a home on eBay and a way to repay a very generous community. Marjie Smith, President and Founder, states that there are currently 30 students in the program each with their own mentor. Go to the DOAU for more information about becoming a student or mentor. http://www.doua.info


Calling All Collectors Radio Show

Gary Sohmers' radio show is now available in 5 states on 8 stations as well as on the Internet. Gary Sohmers, "King of Pop Culture," is a popular appraiser on the PBS TV program Antiques Roadshow. Gary's show airs Saturday mornings from 6:00 to 8:00 a.m. eastern time, and you can usually catch Dave and Ina Steiner of AuctionBytes.com reporting on online-auction news and trends. Stations carrying the program include: WEIM 1280AM Fitchburg, MA; WSRO 650AM Asland, MA; WPEP 1570AM Taunton, MA; WYAM 890AM Huntsville, AL; WGAB 1180AM Evansville IN; WLTH 1370AM Gary, IN; WVSC 1530AM Harrisburg, PA; KXAM 1300AM Scottsdale, AZ. http://www.osrn.com/biogary.html


Online Auction Resources from AuctionBytes

AuctionBytes Web site has discussion forums, charts of useful tools, archives, an auction calendar, a Bookshelf, classified ads (Buyers Market) and more. http://www.auctionbytes.com

About the author:

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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