June 13, 2006 05:00 ET

Bantam Auction Website Takes on "...The 800-Pound Gorillas" Execs Interviewed on The Business Of Success Radio Network

VALENCIA, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- June 13, 2006 -- According to Alan Rothman, host of the internationally acclaimed radio program, "The Business Of Success," AuctionCities' exciting new business plan can compete with the "800-pound gorillas" like EBay and Yahoo and the other major online auction sites., Inc. (PINKSHEETS: AUCC) President, Michael S. Berman and marketing consultant, Eric Rosenberg, were interviewed on Sunday's edition of the radio program. Rothman opened the interview by saying, "I love giving radio exposure to companies who are taking on 'the big boys.' What we really want to know is what is AuctionCities doing to out maneuver, outlast and out-think companies like EBay?"

Berman responded, "The Company is changing the entire infrastructure from a simple buy-sell and trade auction website, evolving now, to host hundreds then thousands of private label auction websites with access to limitless inventory."

Eric Rosenberg added, "I think what we've done is to take the online auction business and re-invent it. We've taken aspects of things that are working elsewhere on the Internet and brought them into the online auction market. We've made into a viral networking/marketing tool or facility rather than just a website where you place classified ads. The way that we are doing that is by adopting the MySpace-type way of thinking; an environment where people interact in a social network. That socializing element in the online auction industry, greatly expands the scope of each member's transaction options. First of all, every member of AuctionCities gets two things... first they get their own online auction site and they can even bring in their own domain name and we give them a free online auction site. We are giving away individual EBay-type sites to anyone who wants to have one and go into business for themselves. We handle all of the transactions for you... all of the technical support... the only thing that a member has to do is tell people about their private label site. The result is that every transaction on a private label site makes money... a percentage of the final value commission."

Now that's the first part, Rosenberg continued, "The second part is the viral marketing, the networking part... and this is the MySpace-type element. Everybody who becomes a member, gets a 'MePage.' And that is a page that tells about 'you.' Basically what we are doing is building a social community where people can chat with each other and sell to each other. That's what the next generation on the Internet is going to be: member-driven websites."

Berman concluded, "We are bringing back the peer to peer selling concept with a community approach. is the only website that is putting together an interactive networking community for an online auction site. You won't find this anywhere on the Internet."

Listen to a recording of the complete Alan Rothman interview with AuctionCities by going to ( or go to ( and click on the Business Of Success icon.

About is an automated buying and selling website with thousands of items listed in hundreds of categories enabling buyers and sellers to interact in real time. prides itself on offering a fun, safe and secure way to do business on the Internet.

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