The eBay Piggybackers

TOM STOCKILL for TIME

SOLD! Braun, CEO of London's Auctioning4u, with some of the items he's selling online for his clients; surrogate eBay commerce is becoming an industry of its own

For many of eBay's 125 million users around the world, there's nothing simpler than selling stuff via the online auction site and then shipping it out. But not for all of them. "It seems like a pain in the neck," says Rosalie Labovitch, a fashion consultant from West London, who wanted to sell a cashmere dressing gown but didn't want to deal with the nuts and bolts of the process. "I lead a very busy life. I just want to get rid." With no time to write a blurb and take digital photos of the gown, submit them to eBay, monitor...

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