One Oregon auction fan is turning a profit with a new site he started as an eBay alternative.
OnLineAuction.com doesn’t have anywhere near the number of registered users on eBay, but owner Chris Fain knows he can’t tackle the auction giant overnight. His site aims to offer an alternative for sellers who like his ideas–like one simple, monthly membership fee without listing or selling costs.
He’s catering to the small-time collectors and dealers he says built eBay in the first place. "We are going to be the Costco of the online auction industry," he predicts.
Sports cards and memorabilia are just a small part of the action, but he’s a baseball card guy at heart.