This & That: Online Auction Roundup
By Ina Steiner
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TIAS.com Holds Yard Sale for Sellers
The TIAS.com Collector's newsletter is holding a promotion for subscribers. On December 29, it will list a special $9-off coupon code in the newsletter that will allow readers to post one "For Sale" classified ad on TIAS for just $1. The ad will appear in the online classifieds, on the TIAS website, and on Google shopping for 1 month.
Link to subscribe page
Sync Watched eBay Auctions with Calendar Programs
Former eBay employee Thomas Geiger created eCal that lets you watch eBay items in Microsoft Outlook and Google Calendar, share with others, and get reminders when they are about to end. It also lets you synchronize with your mobile phone.
Link to eCal
West Palm Beach Antiques Show Sold
dmg World Media Senior sold the long running West Palm Beach Antiques & Collectibles Show to veteran show promoters Kay and Bill Puchstein and Yvonne and Jim Tucker. The name of the show will be changed to the West Palm Beach Antiques Festival. The ownership will change starting with the next show, January 2-4, 2009.
Link to show website
PicClick Visual Browsing for eBay
PicClick is a site that lets shoppers browse eBay listings visually. With PicClick, you can see up to a hundred products on one page compared to a handful in the standard eBay view. It has infinite scrolling, an image zoom slider on the top right, and many variations of RSS feeds. PicClick provides a clean and simple interface, devoid of marketing distractions.
Link to PicClick website
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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