• eBay Inc.'s third-quarter profit skyrocketed 76 percent to $182.35 million, exceeding Wall Street expectations.

  • eBay third-quarter revenue climbed 52 percent to $805.88 million.

  • eBay 2004 sales: $2.4 billion.

  • drop shop has stores in Minnesota and Connecticut.

  • QuikDrop plans 731 worldwide franchise shops, with 40 open so far in California, Texas, Florida, Illinois, New York and other states.

  • iSold It has signed up 300 franchisors.

  • AuctionDrop 11-month sales: $1 million.