With a trade show that has long been sold out, one event producer decided to auction off the last spot for charity–on eBay. Efficient Collaborative Retail Marketing, or ECRM, which runs the School and Office Supplies show, held an online auction on eBay from June 1 - June 8. Bidding started at $16,950, the cost of space at the event. At the end of the week, the auction yielded a high bid of $21,000 by Executive Machines, a company that manufactures office equipment products. The ...

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