Issue 25: 10/01/2001

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This Issue's Features
Support Auction For America
Our Community has an extraordinary opportunity to provide relief in the wake of the September 11th tragedy through our Auction for America. The goal is to raise $100 million within 100 days.

As part of this effort, eBay will waive all fees so that 100% of the proceeds from the sale of Auction for America items will go to the victims, their families and the communities affected. Participate now to help those who are in need!

List, Sell and Get Paid Fast With Checkout
This new feature will be launching soon on eBay. Give buyers everything they need up front – shipping & handling, sales tax, insurance info and more. Checkout is a free option that’s like an "express lane" to speed up the sale and expedite payment.

This new feature cuts down on back and forth emails or unnecessary phone calls and best of all, Mister Lister and Seller's Assistant will be able to support Checkout shortly after the launch. (If you use 3rd party tools, please check with your service provider on how the tools work with Checkout.)

For more info, try our Checkout tutorial. Or, join the online presentation on October 9th, 10 - 11 AM PDT.

Cash Back With Direct Pay!
Pay your eBay fees right from your checking account. With Direct Pay, we’ll automatically debit your account on the same day of every month. It’s one less check to write and keeps your credit card free for other expenses!

Sign up for Direct Pay before November 15th and get cash back on your eBay bill.

Learn more about Direct Pay.

Easy Banner Ads with AdVariant
Create and monitor your own online ad program. AdVariant gives you over 200 ad templates to drive customers right to your About Me page!

You control everything – including when, where and how often your ads run. Track results and pay for your ads safely and securely from any computer online.

Click here to learn more.

AdVariant Banner Ads are linkable only to your About Me page which must be compliant with all eBay guidelines or may be subject to removal. For details, please see eBay's Listing Policies.

Place Your Bid at Live Auctions
Butterfields Auctioneers and eBay bring you real-time bidding on artwork, antiques, collectibles and more – all from the comfort of your home or office.

Special Auction
In support of the Auction for America program, we will officially offer President Bush's address to the nation and Joint Chiefs of Staff speech (signed) at our November 6th books and manuscript sale.

Check out these exciting upcoming auctions:
- Fine Asian Works of Art - October 22nd
- Prints, Paintings and Photographs - October 23-24
- Native American, Pre-Columbian and Tribal Works of Art - October 29th
Catalogs will be available online on Butterfields soon.

Butterfields appraises and accepts consignments of fine art, furniture and collectibles year-round. To get your free auction estimate, please click here or call 1-800-223-2854 ext. 3550

Technology Enhancements
eBay Designer Boutique Page Opens Soon!
Rack up big sales with your high-end designer branded merchandise. The new eBay Designer Boutique page opens October 10th with hundreds of high-end designer brands in clothing, footwear, accessories, and personal care items.

Stock up now on high-end designer branded goods your customers will love. Then, be sure to list them in eBay's Clothing category and watch your sales take off!

Productivity Tools
New Deal on SquareTrade Seal
Stand out as a trusted seller and tell buyers you aim to please with the SquareTrade Seal. Recently upgraded, it now displays your member User ID and current date. It also lets buyers search eBay listings for exclusive SquareTrade Seal items—including yours.

Now yours for just $7.50 a month

For the first time ever, you can sign up for SquareTrade on a monthly basis for just $7.50. Try it FREE for 30 days and see the difference in sales volume and closing price.

Learn more today!

Promotional Efforts
Earn $$$ on eLance Referrals
You already know eLance is the ultimate freelance marketplace for logos, Web site design, banner ads and more. But did you know you could earn BIG money just by referring buyers or service providers to eLance? Some top affiliates make $6,000 to $10,000 a quarter! Here’s your chance to earn:

• $50 for every buyer of $500 or more in services
• $30 for every service provider joining our Select program
• $10 for every service provider joining our Basic program

Joining our affiliate program is easy, fast and free. Simply click here to get started or see more of the great work at eLance before you join.

Policy Updates
Keyword Spamming Reminder
"Keyword spamming" refers to adding words to a listing (including brand names) that do not accurately describe the item being sold. Please help us eliminate spam and keep search engines as productive as possible for all buyers – including yours.

Please refrain from using:

1. Extra brand names in title and/or item Description
2. Not brand X, not brand Y
3. Improper trademark usage
4. Lists of “key” words
5. Hidden text (white on white or hidden text in HTML code)
6. Drop-down boxes

Help us keep buyer searches more productive – and ultimately sell more goods! For more information about eBay's Listing Policies, click here.

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