’s May 2010 Results Set Record for Post-eBay Period


NEW YORK, NY.- The month of May came in like a lion and stayed that way for, with online purchases of art, antiques and quality collectibles at their auction house partners’ sales totaling a record-setting $7.9 million. “This is a record for any month since our post-eBay era began on January 1st of 2009,” said LiveAuctioneers CEO Julian R. Ellison. “The last time we saw numbers like that was in November of 2008, when we were still in a marketing partnership with eBay. During that particular month, Internet purchases made through LiveAuctioneers totaled $7.7 million.” EBay discontinued its Live Auctions division on Dec. 31, 2008. During the month of May, 296 auctions were listed on, with nearly 6 million page hits recorded across all catalogs. There were 76, 233 sign-ups, and 18,442 unique users registered to bid. “What this shows us is that there are m