EcommerceBytes-Update, Number 155 - November 20, 2005 - ISSN 1528-6703     4 of 6

This and That: Online Auction Roundup

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Reminder: AuctionBytes does not endorse the products and services featured in the "This & That" column, which often features new Web sites. (Anyone can set up a Web site.) Fraud has become widespread in the online auction world, and you should think twice before giving private information or User IDs and passwords to any third party.

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eBay CEO Portrait Auctioned for Charity

Would you pay $5,000 for a painting of eBay CEO Meg Whitman? Perhaps some eager eBay manager could hang it in his or her cubicle at work to score some points with the Big Boss? All jokes aside, the painting is part of an auction for charity, with 90 percent of the proceeds going to the American Red Cross as part of a special initiative by artist Bernard Vidal <"http://digbig.com/4fjat":http://digbig.com/4fjat>. http://digbig.com/4fjas

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eBay Seller Blog

A reader and eBay seller Tom reports he is publishing a blog. If you sell in a niche, you can use blogs to publish useful information about the items you sell. Tom uses a lot of photos to nice advantage, and includes links so people can learn more and view his eBay listings. http://www.tallzagauctions.com

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Interview with Sellathon's CEO

The Auction Software Review published a recent interview with Sellathon CEO Wayne Yeager. http://www.auctionsoftwarereview.com/interviews/sellathon.asp


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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 ina@ecommercebytes.com.


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