Yahoo! Rolls Out Auctions in Germany

Yahoo! Inc. Wednesday announced Yahoo! Germany has
rolled out a German version of its auction service.

Sellers can hawk their items in German marks, U.S. dollars, the euro,
Swiss francs and Austrian
shillings, among other currencies.

Yahoo! will not take commissions or charge listing fees.

“Yahoo! continues to offer users around the world valuable commerce
services to help them connect with relevant individuals or sources to find
and buy what they want,” said Jim McCarthy, Yahoo!’s international commerce
producer. “With Yahoo! Germany Auctions, German speakers around the world
now have an online marketplace to easily sell their products, grow their
businesses and reach a targeted audience of interested buyers.”

For the launch, Yahoo! Germany Auctions will coordinate a special charity
auction event with German radio station Antenne Bayern for a non-profit
society founded to help people in need in Bavaria.

First launched in the U.S. in September 1998, Yahoo! Auctions service has
been rolled out in Yahoo!’s Canada, UK & Ireland and Australia & New
Zealand sites.

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