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EB-Update Issue #271 - September 26, 2010.

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eBay's new announcements threw sellers off-guard, but is it good news or bad news as they gear up for the holiday shopping season? In other news, Bonanzle is now Bonanza, and AuctionBytes has some news of its own to report this week!

Cheat Sheet on eBay's Surprise September Announcements

Online sellers who need a guide to eBay's latest round of changes that were announced on Tuesday will benefit from today's "AuctionBytes Cheat Sheet." You'll find links to the three announcements with a summary of key points, as well as links to AuctionBytes' coverage of the changes. We also identified some of the commonly asked questions sellers had and tracked down official answers from eBay in our quick-and-dirty guide to the September Surprise. Don't be caught off guard when eBay implements its fourth round of changes of the year on October 26th!

ArtFire's Unique Approach to Sellers - An Interview with Tony Ford

ArtFire is not your typical online marketplace, as AuctionBytes learned in this exclusive interview with Tony Ford, ArtFire's COO. Ford explains why he believes the old marketplace model no longer works in today's World Wide Web, and explains ArtFire's innovative approach to the question, who "owns" the customer?

Six Ways to Estimate the Value of Antiques and Collectibles

If you are wondering about the various ways to appraise a favorite collectible or put a value on an inheritance, we've got some answers. Auctioneer Wayne Tuiskula provides 6 ways to estimate the value of antiques and collectibles, depending on why you need the appraisal and the size of your budget.

EveryPlaceISell Merchant Profile: Ann Ranlett's Art

Unless you're Vincent Van Gogh or Claude Monet come back to life, you may find it difficult to sell your artwork online. But many artists are finding ways to use the Internet to cultivate a market for their work. Today's EveryPlaceISell Merchant Feature profiles Ann Ranlett, who shares her techniques for attracting art lovers to her work.

Collector's Corner: Shaving Mugs

Collector's Corner Editor Michele Alice explains why you shouldn't walk too quickly past the mugs at yard sales - there could be a collectible shaving mug lurking among the "Number One Dad" or "World's Best Boss" coffee mugs.

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.