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EB-Update Issue #138 - March 06, 2005.

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Illinois Says eBay Trading Assistants Need Auctioneers License

Kathy Greer continues her look at states that are regulating eBay sellers and drop-off stores. Today, she reports on what the state of Illinois is doing to license auction sites and sellers.

Understanding Supply and Demand on eBay

Understanding the principle of supply and demand is key to successful selling on eBay. Skip McGrath explains, and shows how sellers can avoid falling into the trap of competing with themselves.

Bandi 'Capitalizes' on eBay's Business & Industrial Category

By focusing on a single eBay category, one company has carved out a successful niche for itself. Mark O'Neill explains how Bandi LLC developed solutions for sellers in eBay's Business & Industrial category, including listing tools and live auctions.

Conveying Color Accurately in Online-Auction Descriptions

Ina Steiner reveals how eBay seller Lisa Kramer solved a problem that many buyers and sellers have in communicating an item's key characteristic: color. The online auction color chart is a new way for buyers and sellers to avoid unpleasant surprises when color matters.

This and That: Online Auction Roundup

The latest phishing technique to be aware of; Searching the Web by brand; Health insurance resources - all in this week's edition of This and That!

Collector's Corner: Controversial Toys

Does roadkill candy gross you out? Do crazy teddy bears offend you? Some collectors find controversial items highly desirable. Learn more in Michele Alice's Collector's Corner column.

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.