EcommerceBytes-Update, Number 157 - December 18, 2005 - ISSN 1528-6703     5 of 7

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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A Peek at the Life of a Bookstore Owner

To those of us book-lovers who occasionally dream about opening up a bookstore, Edith Reynolds' current blog post will be of interest: "What do you need to run a shop?" Edith and her husband Dan own The John Bale Book Company in Waterbury, Connecticut, and Edith is Editor of The Bookologist. Edith reveals that it's people who make a bookstore a success. http://www.bookologist.com

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Sniping for Overstock Auctions

The latest release 2.5.6 of AuctionSleuth now includes both auto searching and snipe bidding for Overstock.com auction items. http://www.auction-sleuth.com

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eBay Auction Revisions

eBay announced Friday that sellers can now use the Revise Your Item process to add eBay-hosted pictures to listings, even after a bid has been placed for that item or if fewer than 12 hours remain in the listing, similar to how you can add extra description. But as before, any pictures already included when a bid is placed or when fewer than 12 hours remain in the listing cannot be edited or removed. http://www2.ebay.com/aw/core/200512161033182.html

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Family Circle Article on eBay Sellers

eBay Seller Cindy Sorley (User ID bubbacandance) wrote to tell me she is one of four eBay sellers featured in a 4-page article in the January issue of Family Circle magazine. Sorry no link, I can't find the article online.

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Mpire Classes on eBay Topics

Auction-management service provider Mpire is hosting free classes on topics of interest to online sellers. http://www.mpire.com/businessCenter/teleclass.html

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Online Seller Tips Blog

Here's another blog from an online seller: http://onlinesellertips.blogspot.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 ina@ecommercebytes.com.


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