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One minor caution about selling online: I suspect that people marketing dubious debt-consolidation schemes and the like are mining the online auction listings for email addresses! Since my last few sales on ebay and Amazon auctions I've received a vast amount of unsolicited commercial email (spam) for debt consolidation services, all of it on the address I used for the auction listings. Nearly all of the mail is identical, too; perhaps someone has the idea that everyone who sells through online auctions is desperate for cash.

There have also been a fair number of emails for credit-card merchant accounts, which no one who isn't selling online as a business proposition really needs anyway. Both ebay and Amazon auctions have internal systems that allow buyers to pay by credit card, and anyone can sign up for PayPal.

In any future ebay or other online auction listings, I'm going to use a free email address from Yahoo or Hotmail or whatever that I don't use for anything else, just to see whether auction sites are being mined by spammers. This isn't a problem with, because listings there don't include your email address.
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