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Thu Nov 29 2007 23:48:26 Closing Third-Party Merchant Program?

By: Ina Steiner

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Two online sellers have emailed AuctionBytes reporting that is shutting down its Certified Merchants program. The online auction site sells its own goods and also allows third-party sellers to sell on the site. One seller forwarded an email he said was sent by a Certified Merchant Account Executive that said the company is shutting down all merchant auction accounts on December 24, 2007.

We've attempted to reach for confirmation, we will update the story as we learn more.

Note that is currently embroiled in a bizarre controversy stemming from allegations written in a report authored by someone the Associated Press said shorts the stock.


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by: moshe

Fri Nov 30 11:59:06 2007

I just checked there site and it looks like they are noth selling TV anymore.

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by: Carole

Thu Dec 20 18:35:47 2007

It's true, I called and they said that on the afternoon of Dec. 24th there would no longer be Certified Merchants on That stinks!! The Merchants were great for buying other item like the knives, swords, and daggers, computers, adn lots of other great stuff!! What a shame.

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