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Check this page regularly for updates and pictures from eBay Live! in Anaheim California. Coverage will start Friday evening, 6/21 and go through Sunday, 6/23.

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Ina Steiner, Editor of AuctionBytes.com, keeps a diary of her visit to eBay Live in Anaheim, California

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June 24, 2002 - 7pm PST:
Update to eBay Live! Rumor Central - Pt. V

A rumor that eBay was in talks with Online Antiques Mall Ruby Lane was clarified by Jim Wilcoxson, one of the owners of the Site.

"Ruby Lane is not in talks with eBay, nor have we been," said Wilcoxson.

Ruby Lane was established in 1998 by Tom Johnson and Jim Wilcoxson and is home to hundreds of online shops from all over the world. Listings include fine art and antiques as well as vintage clothing and jewelry, furniture, dolls, heirloom linens, silver, china, decorative accessories, sports collectibles, antique trains, and more. To visit Ruby Lane, go to http://www.rubylane.com


June 23, 2002 - 10am PST
eBay Live Power Panel Answers Tough Questions from Attendees

June 23, 2002 - 10am PST
eBay Live Rumor Central - Pt IV

How many people are attending eBay Live?  While there is no head count, Kevin Pursglove told AuctionBytes that there were 5200 total registrations as of the end of day Saturday. The numbers include Expo only registrants. People can attend the Expo for $15. The charge for Expo with Full classes is $45.  No breakdown in number between the two types of registrants was given.  eBay had announced on Friday that 4000 registrations were expected.

June 23, 2002 - 9am PST
eBay Spokesperson, Kevin Pursglove clarified that all PowerSellers would qualify for the health insurance program announced Saturday.

Full Story:
eBay to Change Top Sellers Program


June 23, 2002 - 8am PST
AuctionHelper Announces Release of AuctionLynxx 2.0

June 23, 2002 - 5am PST

eBay to Change Top Sellers Program

June 22, 2002 - 7pm PST
eBay Live Rumor Central - Pt III
Rumors surfaced that eBay will have an eBay Penny Gallery Day promotion on   June 26th. Gallery is an optional listing feature for which there is an additional fee. A link to this promotion can be found at http://www.ebay.com/promo/pennygalleryday/

eBay reports that auctions using the special Gallery feature have an 11% higher price on average. The figure is based on sales from February 2002. When buyers browse categories or search with keywords, they see Gallery items' photos directly in the result lists. Gallery items stand out in the list and let buyers see what's being offered without another click. When buyers click the Gallery Items Only tab, they see a catalog-like page showing photos of Gallery items.

Some sellers have been expecting a Free Listing Day on eBay toward the end of June. The rumors are that if eBay does have a Penny Gallery Day, a Free Listing Day would not occur.

June 22, 2002 - 7pm PST

eBay Live Exposition Hall Showcases Products & Services for eBay Users

June 22, 2002 - 10am PST

Meg Whitman Announces Health Insurance for eBay PowerSellers

June 22, 2002 - 5am PST
eBay Live Rumor Central - Pt II

eSnipe Inc., a maker of auction-sniping tools for buyers, will launch auction-listing tools for sellers. Rumor has it that eSnipe will charge a 1% Final Value Fee for the service.

A television crew from 60 Minute II was roaming the eBay Live event. Rumor has it they are airing a segment in the fall.

June 21, 2002 - 10pm PST
Author of eBay Tell-All Discusses Auction Sellers

June 21, 2002 - 9pm PST:
eBay Live Class: Sitting in on Advanced Selling Tips & Merchandising

June 21, 2002 - 7pm PST:
eBay Live Holds Category Portal Extravaganza

June 21, 2002 - 4pm PST:
eBay Live! Rumor Central

Several rumors have permeated the floor of eBay Live in Anaheim. According to sources, eBay is close to signing an agreement with Ruby Lane Antiques Mall.  It's not clear what type partnership has been formed, or whether it is an acquisition, but the rumor is that eBay is pursuing Ruby Lane for high end antiques and collectible items over $1000.

There is also an unverified story circulating that eBay is getting ready to roll-out a new eBay Payments (BillPoint) program that will waive some auction fees if the seller accepts eBay Payments.

June 21, 2002 - 12pm PST:

Andale Announces New 'Market Insights' Tools for Online Auction Users

June 21, 2002 - 9:00am EST:

eBay's Live, But Partnership with 'Antiques Roadshow' is Dead


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