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EB-Update Issue #263 - May 16, 2010.

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Crafters and sellers urged to take action on CPSIA amendment legislation; a brand new feature in AuctionBytes featuring *your* business; and congratulations to AuctionBytes new Contributing Editor!

EveryPlaceISell Merchant Profile: The Crabby Nook

Each issue, AuctionBytes profiles an merchant to learn more about their business and the challenges of multi-channel selling. Today, we meet Brenda Sanford of The Crabby Nook. Brenda, who is a retired police officer, started selling online in 1999. She launched her own website in 2005, and has never looked back!

Page Mage Helps eBay Sellers with Listing Design and Merchandising

Page Mage is an all-in-one design and merchandising solution for eBay sellers. Page Mage offers interactive auction templates, listing tools and social sharing on Facebook. If you're an eBay seller who wants to get creative on a budget, sit back and read while Lissa McGrath takes you on a tour of this powerful solution.

Main Street Mall Online Offers a Homey Place to Sell Online

Main Street Mall Online (MSMO) offers small online sellers an easy, friendly venue on which to sell. MSMO is a family operation founded by former eBay PowerSellers who provide personalized service to their merchants - including phone support.

Collector's Corner: Wee Forest Folk Miniatures

To call the wee critters of Wee Forest Folk miniatures "precious" would be an understatement. From Flapper Franny to Miss Bobbin and Kitty Cuddle, there is a Wee Forest Folk to appeal to the sentimental side of all but the most cold-hearted curmudgeon. Michele Alice takes us on a tour of Wee Forest and includes links to resources to learn more about the wee folk!

First Item Sold Online: From Second-Hand Sweater to eBay Author

Do you remember the first item you ever sold online? Let us know by sending an email to and we may publish your story. Today we hear from Marion who sold a second-hand sweater and went on to become an expert on eBay - in Germany!

AuctionBytes Soundoff: Letters to the Editor

In every issue, readers soundoff about issues important to them. From feedback to payment services, from fees to posting policies, AuctionBytes Soundoff gives you a chance to air your views.