Author Archives: Letters to the Editor

Regardless of changes, this eBay business is thriving

A subscriber writes that despite so many criticisms leveled at online auction giant eBay, his sales are increasing. In fact, even during the worst of the recession, his sales on eBay stayed consistent. "While we are certainly not fan of eBay's feedback system that gives far too much power for the occasional unreasonable customer...

How I Started Collecting: Reader’s reflect on their first experiences with collecting

From broken soup tureens to granddad's Indian arrowhead hunting trips, Antique Trader subscribers share their most valued memories of their first experiences in collecting. These funny, poignant letters reflect Antique Trader's ongoing effort to foster a new generation's appreciation for the hunt for precious objects. All letters are eligible to win a copy of...

eBay buyers and sellers furious over new fee changes

eBay buyers and sellers rip into the company after it announces another round of fee increases, this time charging a 9 percent fee on shipping charges. The move has longtime and potential customers concerned about the future of the antiques and collectibles business on the online auction site, a market segment which they see...