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EB-Update Issue #141 - April 17, 2005.

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Escrow Fraud: Alive and Well and Living Online

AuctionBytes talks to the experts to learn more about online escrow fraud and see why this scam is so popular with perpetrators who frequently target eBay buyers and sellers. Read an email correspondence between a fraudster and victim to see how the scam plays out. Knowing the warning signs can save you thousands of dollars!

FoundValue: A Twist on eBay Trading Assistants

FoundValue is a national eBay consignment service - with a twist. In today's column, Mark O'Neill takes a look at this network of eBay consignment sellers and brings you all the details on how the service works.

eBay PowerSellers: America's New Celebrity

While most eBay sellers toil in relative obscurity, the media is increasingly turning its attention to eBay PowerSellers. Brad and Debra Schepp take a look at this trend and reveal how one PowerSeller couple enjoyed their time in the spotlight.

This and That: Online Auction Roundup

Pop! goes the culture in New Hampshire; Yahoo! offers free business web sites; UPS gives awards to three small businesses - all this and MORE in our This and That column!

Collector's Corner: Mad about MAD Magazine

What would Alfred E. Neuman say about eBay? We're sure he would be MAD about it. In today's Collector's Corner column, Michele Alice takes a look at the collectability of MAD magazines. Who would have thought those juvenile issues would stack up to grown-up dollars?

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.