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April 2004

eBay - It's Changing the World!

Are you changing with it? Ebay likely could improve your business. Many businesses, including recyclers, are using Ebay to buy and sell.

I know recyclers that buy their saw blades for half what they used to pay, on Ebay. Virtually anything you could want is there, new or used. My wife wanted a dog grooming table. No problem, three models to choose from, new, half what the local pet store charges. My son sells radios and many other items on Ebay. Some are items that don't sell well locally; others are items he can sell quickly or for more money by utilizing Ebay.

Shoes. Yes, shoes. My friend told me I should buy my shoes there. He was right, brand new, 35% of what I pay at the shoe store every four months. What a deal! Go to Ebay, use the search field, and look for anything. You really will be amazed.

You can learn more about how to use Ebay at this years URG conference April 23-24, in Denver. My associates from autosalvageconsultant.com, Mike Gibson and Tammy Sturgeon will be teaching a seminar on how to use Ebay. You do not have to be a URG partner to attend. Other courses they will be teaching at URG are:

• The Five Biggest Problems the Average Recycler Faces Today
• $60,000 a Month in Sales - $150,000 a Year Net Income - 3 Employees
• Operating Metrics: Essential Tools Needed to Stay on Top of One or Several Facilities

For more information, contact URG at 303-367-4391. Registration is very inexpensive.

Don’t forget to subscribe to my free monthly auto recycling e-newsletter, with news and tips, register at www.autosalvageconsultant.com.

Remember, only you can make BUSINESS GREAT!

Ron Sturgeon is past owner of AAA Small Car World. In 1999, he sold his six Texas locations, with 140 employees, to Greenleaf. In 2001, he founded North Texas Insurance Auction, which he sold to Copart in 2002. In 2002, his book “Salvaging Millions” was published to help small business owners achieve significant success, and was recently reprinted. In June 2003, he joined the new ownership and management team of GreenLeaf. He also manages his real estate holdings and investments. You can learn more about him at WWW.autosalvageconsultant.com He can be reached at 5940 Eden, Haltom City, TX 76117, (best) rons@rdsinvestments.com or 817-834-3625 ext 6#.

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