| Antiques market enters eBay age
By Mark Blunden
Islington Tribune No. 46
September 24, 2004
THE traditional antiques shops in Islington's Camden Passage will soon have an internet auction drop-off point as neighbour.
Darren Henderson, has been canny enough to capitalise on the popularity of the eBay internet site. His sellstuffeasy.com firm has been so popular that it has outgrown its Dalston base.
Mr Henderson hopes that by moving to Camden Passage he will attract people who do not want to sell stuff themselves on eBay. They can drop off items at the shop, which will sell the goods on eBay for a cut of the sales price
Mr Henderson said: "People usually don't have the time or the skills to set things up on eBay. We want to make it easy"
His company has sold everything from complete kitchens to computer equipment and designer clothes. Its cut is 25 per cent of goods valued up to £500 and 20% above £500.
Mr Henderson believes his firm can co-exist with the traditional antiques trade in Camden Passage. He said: "It's a new idea but we want to respect tradition and not stand out."
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