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While the number of software tools available for auctioneers (a quick search yielded over 60 products) is a tribute to eBay's success, how do you determine what products are right for you? Start at the Auction Software Review website, where you can learn about every type of auction software program and read user reviews. You must register to use the website, but it is free and members get discounts on some software. You can also find advice at the AuctionBytes website, which has a comparison chart of web-based auction management programs and services.
Other resources include Solutions Finder, an interactive web application that helps you find the software you need based on your selling goals, and Debra and Brad Schepp's book, eBay Power Seller Secrets (McGraw Hill-Osborne), which contains advice about auction management tools in Chapter 4.