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eBay changes fees, pushing sellers to offer free shipping

eBay sellers will be charged 9 percent of an item’s selling price plus the amount the seller charges the buyer for shipping under a major new selling change announced this week. The fee, to be capped at $100, is meant to encourage more sellers to offer free shipping. On the flip side, listing fees...

As antiques auctioneers change their business, collectors must ask themselves tough questions

Two features in the March 16 edition of Antique Trader highlight the challenging, yet opportunity-filled, present in which the antiques business finds itself. Starting with Wayne Jordan‘s column Behind the Gavel, a new Worthpoint survey of dealers shows their most effective promotional tools is the Internet (61 percent); trade shows (7 percent); word of...