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eCity Auctions LLC

January 08, 2006

Name of business:

eCity Auctions LLC

Owner:

Michael Lewis

Address:

1280-D Wesel Blvd., Hagerstown

Opening date:

Oct. 1, 2005

Products and services:

"eCity Auctions makes the online auction process easy. Simply drop off your items or call us to arrange a pickup, then sit back and wait for your check.

"The eCity team will professionally photograph your items and create an appealing eBay listing designed to attract buyers. We'll store your items during the auction in our secure facility, answer bidders' questions, track the auction, ship your items and send you payment.

"We focus on items that have a value of $25 or more. Antiques, electronics, vehicles, jewelry are all sellable."

Market area: Maryland, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Virginia, Washington, D.C.

How did you get into your business, or what motivated you to start it? "I was an information technology manager in the Baltimore/Washington, D.C., area since 1998. But, due to the job instability of the information technology sector, I decided to go out on my own and follow my passion ... which is selling on eBay."

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Previous business experience:

Information technology manager in the Baltimore/D.C. area since 1998, eBay seller (and other auction sites) since 1999, eBay trading assistant and power seller.

Number of employees:

One, but plans to expand to Frederick, Md., this year.

Hours:

Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Web site:

www.eCityAuctions.com

E-mail:

info@eCityAuctions.com

Telephone:

301-739-3333
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