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HUNDREDS of online wheeler-dealers gathered in Glasgow yesterday for a masterclass in how to turn trash into treasure.

Scotland's first 'eBay University' took place at the SECC, with staff from the internet auction giant giving seminars on how best to make money from unwanted items.

Organisers said more than 300 'students' attended the sessions, with people coming from as far away as Holland.

"We are absolutely delighted with the enthusiasm shown by the people of Scotland," said eBay spokesman Jamie Parkins. "The range of people who came along went right along the spectrum."

Parkins said the event had been attended by "everyone from teenagers looking to earn a bit of extra money to silver surfers in their 60s and 70s.

"There are people who sell weird and wonderful things, people who use eBay as a career and people who are looking to make a fortune selling online.

"It was particularly great to see so many dedicated online users getting out from behind their computers and having a whale of a time meeting other eBay buffs.

"It is as much a social event as anything else, although lots of people are looking towards the busy Christmas market."

Matt Priddle, eBay's events manager, added: "Our research.... [ Read More ]

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