EcommerceBytes-Update, Number 81 - October 20, 2002 - ISSN 1528-6703     4 of 5

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New Pottery & Porcelain Forum

We're very excited to announce that we have a new (and long overdue) Pottery and Porcelain forum on our Site. Graham Roberthall hosts the P&P forum. Graham's main interests are in Antique British Ceramics, especially Royal Worcester from the Victorian period, although he has an interest in all ceramics. He also runs several Web Sites, including The Antique Worcester Porcelain Internet Archives http://www.tawpia.org and http://ceramics-r-us.co.uk. Stop in, bring images of your collection, ask questions or just say hello! The forum can be found at: http://www.auctionbytes.com/forum/phpBB/viewforum.php?f=27

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AuctionBytes Contest: Win a Book

Antoinette Matlins sent me an extra copy of her book, "Jewelry & Gems at Auction" and gave me permission to give it away to an AuctionBytes reader. (It is a great book and a must-read if you buy or sell jewelry. See the Amazon listing at http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0943763290/auctionbytescom)

To have a chance of winning this book, go to AuctionBytes Buyer's Market classifieds http://www.auctionbytes.com/cab/market and find an ad that contains an image with a red bus and simply email me the name of the store. The tenth person to email me with the right answer will win this great book.

While you are there, take some time to browse around. You can find some useful tools and some great presents (the holidays are around the corner!), and you may be tempted to buy yourself a present!

I will announce the winner in the next issue.

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The 26th Annual Boston International Antiquarian Book Fair

The annual Antiquarian Book Fair is next weekend in Boston. Rare and antiquarian books, modern first editions, maps and autographs. Friday, Saturday & Sunday at the Hynes Convention Center: http://www.bostonbookfair.com

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Boston Readers: Yard Sale Exploits on TV

Channel 5 in Boston, (WCVB-TV) will rebroadcast an episode that aired last year on yard sales. Ina and David Steiner make a brief appearance. Tune in Tuesday (10/22) at 7:30 pm. http://www.thebostonchannel.com/chronicle/1723446/detail.html

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''Lunch with a Leader'' Charity Auctions Support Communities in Schools Program

"Lunch With A Leader" charity online auctions feature 1-hour lunches with more than 50 of America's leading figures, including Ann Richards, Larry King, the CEOs of Starbucks and Time, Inc., John Irving, Andre Agassi and many others.

The Lunch With A Leader online auction supports the work of Communities In Schools (CIS), celebrating 25 years of connecting community resources with schools to build communities of help, hope and care. The event is hosted by MissionFish, the nonprofit auction site owned by the Points of Light Foundation http://www.pointsoflight.org/sponsors/missionfish.cfm.

Auctions end at 1pm EST on Monday, October 21, 2002. Bid online at: http://www.missionfish.com/lunchwithaleader

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Living in a Barbie World

If eBay has taken over your life, take a look at the "Helplessly addicted to eBay Barbie" doll: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=1390007452


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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