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Friday, August 12

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You know that "Great Chicago Fire Sale" city memorabilia auction that was supposed to start today? There's no sign of it on eBay. Reader Natasha contacted eBay and got this reply: "It should be on the eBay site but we have not been given any information on the user ID or the item numbers yet. So you may want to keep checking that site and contact the email address on that page or the phone number to when exactly they will post the items for sale on eBay." Her calls to the Fire Sale coordinator got a busy signal.

UPDATE: Natasha writes: "I just checked my mailbox again and got this reply from Joan Greene, the [Fire Sale] Director:"
IT STARTS TOMORROW EVENING ABOUT 5:00 CST.
THANKS, I 'M BURNING THE MIDNIGHT OIL TO GET IT GOING. ...
THE BEST WAY TO GET TO THE AUCTION WILL BE TO GO TO OUR WEBSITE WWW.THEGREATCHICAGOFIRESALE.ORG
THAT WILL TAKE YOU DIRECTLY TO EBAY -- THE SITE WILL BE TOTALLY DIFFERENT TOMORROW BY 5:00
THANKS. GOOD LUCK

UPDATE: The auction has launched.

 
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