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Monday, March 07, 2005

Ohio government works hard to protect ...um...

From Interested Participant:
    Okay, here's the deal. Starting May 2 in the state of Ohio, thanks to a law signed last month by Gov. Taft, sellers on eBay will be required to have an auctioneer's license. To obtain a license, an individual must complete a one-year apprenticeship under a licensed auctioneer, including 12 gigs as bid-caller, attend an approved auction school, passing a written and oral exam, and pay a license fee of $200. In addition, a $50,000 bond must be posted. The penalty for failing to comply with the law by selling on eBay without a license is a $1,000 fine and up to 90 days in jail.