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EB-Update Issue #137 - February 20, 2005.

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One-Time Use Credit Cards Offer Safer Online Shopping

AuctionBytes Editor Ina Steiner explains one way credit card companies are trying to make online transactions safer. By using substitute credit card numbers, you can help protect yourself when giving your number to an online merchant or website.

The Results are in: The Most Popular Day to End an eBay Auction

Everyone has a theory on the best day to end an eBay auction. AuctionBytes readers weighed in on the issue, find out what they think!

Going Undercover: eBay Private Auctions

It seems more eBay sellers are turning to Private Auctions, but are their motives pure? Learn more about this feature and fill out our survey to let us know what you think of Private Auctions.

Using BidPay in Online Auction Transactions

In today's column, Mark O'Neill takes a look at online payment service BidPay. Learn how buyers and sellers are using the service to complete their eBay transactions.

Searching for Live Auctions: What Are People Looking for Online?

What do buyers want when looking online for live auctions? Global Auction Guide announced the results of a survey of over 5,000 users and found out!

This and That: Online Auction Roundup

Tidbits from around the online auction industry.

Collector's Corner Vintage Mini-Arcade Video Games

Yes, there were hand-held games before Game Boy! In today's Collector's Corner, Michele Alice reveals that early mini-arcade games are highly collectible!

AuctionBytes Soundoff: Letters from Readers

In every issue, readers soundoff about issues important to them. From feedback to payment services, from increased fees to posting policies, AuctionBytes Soundoff gives you a chance to air your views.