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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE         25th August 2005

Going Gone makes selling on eBay easier than ever

A new Australian company, Going Gone helps people access the global eBay market and turn their goods into cash. One of the first major Australian services of its kind, Going Gone is based on a concept that is booming in America. Customers simply drop items off or have them collected from their home, and Going Gone does all the work to sell the item on eBay, for a share of the sales price.

eBay.com.au estimates the average Australian has $1,820 worth of unused and unwanted items around their home. Going Gone is the simple way to turn this into cash without spending the time learning the ins and outs of selling on eBay.

Going Gone takes quality photographs from all angles, writes professional advertisements, lists a seven-day auction on eBay and fields all customer queries via phone or email. Buyers also have the added confidence of knowing they are buying from a registered business, rather than an unknown individual.

The seller never puts up any money, and if the item doesnít sell, they donít pay. The seller can usually expect to take home between 70 and 80 per cent of the sale price.

Once the auction is over, Going Gone collects payment, packages up the item, delivers it to the buyer and sends the seller a cheque, less Going Gone's commission of approximately 25 per cent. All the seller needs to do is sit back, watch the auction online, and collect the profits.

Going Gone Founder, Michael Berkovits, has been a registered eBay member since 1995. He started Going Gone after a business trip to America where he researched the market.

ìThis concept is massive across America ñ there are big chain franchises all over the country, not to mention the drop off stores! Itís the drop off service that makes it so popular - itís so easy for customers to make cash and they never outlay a cent.

ìIt takes no time and you donít even need a computer or digital camera. Itís ideal for people who are too busy or donít know how. Iíve sold stuff for my friends and family for 10 years. They all love getting the cash without the hassle or hard work.î

In America, the service is especially popular with charities and businesses that want to turn excess stock into cash, but donít want to allocate the time and resources needed to sell it.

Going Gone has recently opened its doors in Sydneyís CBD. Once the concept is proven in Sydney, Michael Berkovits plans to franchise the business.

Going Gone is located at Unit 108 F2 Fig Street, Ultimo NSW 2007. Full details are available at www.goinggone.com.au.

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For more information contact Going Gone Managing Director, Michael Berkovits:
  • Phone: (02) 9212 4465
  • Email: info@going gone.com.au
  • Web: www.goinggone.com.au
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