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By Sara Wilson

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What:professional broker listing service that deals through eBay
Who: Perry Doddof AuctionMeThis
Where: Vancouver,Washington
When: started in1997

Seven years ago, Perry Dodd won the jackpot. But his jackpotcame in the form of a dilapidated, wooden jack-in-the-box hiddenamidst a box of goods he bought at an auction for $10. Dodd hadslim hopes for the toy when he posted it on eBay, but cashed in bigwhen bidders raised the final price to more than $700. He laterdiscovered that the run-down toy was a German-made original fromthe late 1800s.

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