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Thursday, January 15, 2004

Drop-off auction service

Reuters: EBay drop-off stores sprout on main street USA:

EBay Inc., the world's biggest online marketplace, is inspiring an unlikely entrepreneurial spin-off: Bricks-and-mortar middlemen of the kind many thought Web retailing would force out of business.

The drop-off stores, including newly minted chains such as AuctionDrop, iSold It, QuikDrop, AuctionWagon and Pictureitsold, charge a commission to handle eBay auctions for people who are unwilling or unable to do it themselves.

Springfield has one, too: Top Dollar USA.

I might suggest this to my youngest daughter who has a bunch of Beanie Babies she wants to sell.

Posted by Marie at January 15, 2004 12:26 AM


Despite my avid (some say too avid) use of the Internet as a marketplace, I've only used eBay once or twice. I tried looking for a Marshall amp there yesterday and couldn't find anything suitable.

Dozens and dozens of Beanie Babies appeared in my house during the height of the craze. I ending up giving handfuls to the young kids next door.

Posted by: Kem White at January 15, 2004 6:17 AM