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EB-Update Issue #145 - June 19, 2005.

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AuctionBytes Guide to eBay Live 2005 Conference

Ten thousand people are expected to converge in San Jose this week for eBay's fourth annual user conference. There's a lot going on - classes, demos, executive panels, a fireside chat with eBay's founder, demos from vendors, campus tours - not to mention parties, receptions and the closing gala with a performance by the B-52's. AuctionBytes has put together a guide to help you plan ahead for eBay Live 2005.

The Old eBay Seller's Almanac

Smart eBay sellers plan ahead when buying and selling inventory. Greg Holden looks to America's earliest inventor for inspiration in creating an "Old eBay Seller's Almanac."

eBay Sellers Go Dumpster Diving

Julia Wilkinson discovers the joys of reclaiming items from curbsides in her hometown, and learns it can be an adventurous and profitable exercise for eBay sellers.

eBay Accounting 101: Tax ID Numbers

Tax expert and small-business guru Barbara Weltman gives us a tutorial in tax ID numbers for U.S.-based eBay sellers in this quick and easy guide.

This and That: Online Auction Roundup

Like trivia? Answer 4 questions correctly, and you'll have a chance to get a FREE MP3 player courtesy of; A few new additions to the feedback tools at; A new inspection service for eBay users - all this and MORE in our This & That 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.