This and That: Online Auction Roundup
By Ina Steiner
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Calculating PayPal Fees
This handy online calculator lets you figure out how much to charge for an item by entering how much you want to have left after PayPal's fees. It also lets you enter the price of your item and determine how much you will actually have after PayPal takes its fees. http://thefeecalculator.com
How to Make Sure Your eBay Biz Is Legal
Cliff Ennico has written an article about how to make sure your eBay business is legal. "Online retail is not a free-for-all. Get your business off to a smooth start - and stay out of trouble - by understanding some basic legal and tax rules. http://msnbc.msn.com/id/9240321
BuyerTools Sniping Program
BuyerTools has a sniping program for eBay buyers. http://www.buyertools.com/
October MastroNet Auction Features Sports and Americana
The October MastroNet Classic Collector auction will include over 1,500 lots of sports and Americana items. Bidding is conducted entirely over the Internet, and all of the lots will open with a minimum bid of $100. Bidding begins October 10 and concludes on October 20. http://www.mastronet.com
AutoBaron.com Search Engine for Cars
AutoBaron is a metasearch tool for automotive search. The site currently picks up over 4 million vehicles and can be used by those looking to buy or sell new or used vehicles. http://www.autobaron.com
Hurricane Katrina & Small Businesses
BusinessWeek article on how small businesses are coping with the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina - "Seen the Worst, Found Their Best." http://www.businessweek.com/smallbiz/content/sep2005/sb20050912_695549.htm
And a Katrina Help Desk
BookFinder Report on Out-of-Print Books
BookFinder.com just published its latest report listing the most sought-after out-of-print books in America. The titles that rank in this latest issue of the BookFinder.com Report look very different from what's on the NYT bestseller lists. They include a book by W. Mark Felt (Deep Throat), the best known works of three different Presidential candidates, the forgotten sequel to a well-known children's story, an early novel by a science fiction grandmaster, a book on card-throwing, and a lot of knitting titles. The fulltext of the report is online. http://report.bookfinder.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 email@example.com.
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