SOURCE: buySAFE, Inc.

June 23, 2005 09:00 ET

buySAFE, Inc. Adds Marsha Collier to Strategic Advisory Board

Author of 'eBay For Dummies" to Counsel Company on Issues Important to Online Merchants

ARLINGTON, VA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- June 23, 2005 -- buySAFE, Inc. (www.buysafe.com), the world's leading e-commerce and auction bonding service, announced today that Marsha Collier has joined its Strategic Advisory Board.

"Marsha is an author of several 'eBay For Dummies' books, an eBay Power Seller, and most importantly, a buySAFE Bonded Seller, making her a natural choice to be on our Strategic Advisory Board," said Jeff Grass, CEO, buySAFE. "As online merchants continue to embrace buySAFE, and the amount of buySAFE Seals and bonded listings on the Web grow exponentially, we will rely on Marsha's and our other advisors' expertise to continue our success."

Author of the two best selling eBay references on the market -- "eBay for Dummies, 4th Edition" and "Starting an eBay Business For Dummies," Marsha Collier is one of the nation's foremost eBay experts. Her latest book, published in May 2005, is the "eBay Business All-In-One Desk Reference For Dummies." Altogether, Marsha's books have sold more than 500,000 copies (not including the sales of the foreign translations in Spanish and German).

In March of 2006, Marsha will host a new national program on Public Television stations named "Passions and Profits: Your Own Business On-Line." The show is a full course on conceiving a business, finding products or services to sell, finding the best sites for your products, and the legal, operational, and tax issues related to being a successful business owner on-line.

Marsha is often called upon by the media to comment on issues relevant to online selling, and has been interviewed for numerous print, radio and television pieces, including appearances on NBC's "Today" show and ABC's "The View". Additionally, Marsha often co-hosts the KABC "Computer Show" in Los Angeles and has an eBay column in Entrepreneur Magazine.

Before her eBay career took off, Marsha owned and operated her own marketing and advertising firm, a company that won numerous awards and earned her "Small Businessperson of the Year" accolades from several organizations.

ABOUT buySAFE

buySAFE, Inc. helps to create a safe and stress-free online shopping environment through Bonded Shopping™ -- the only program that qualifies merchants, identifies reputable online businesses with the buySAFE Seal, and uses surety bonds to provide protection for individual buyers from online transaction risks. buySAFE also benefits online merchants by signaling they are a reputable and trustworthy seller, thereby increasing profit opportunities. Items currently bonded with buySAFE are on auction listings on eBay, Overstock.com Auctions and Tias.com. buySAFE is headquartered in Arlington, Virginia.

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