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QuikDrop to Open 75 eBay 'Drop-Off' Stores in Australia

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June 4, 2004

QuikDrop International has announced that Area Developer Jerry Haba has entered into a contract to open 75 QuikDrop franchises in Australia. QuikDrop Australia is the first retail company to offer customers a quick, easy, convenient way to sell items on eBay. The first locations in Sydney will open 'in June', according to Haba, followed by locations in Melbourne before the end of the year.

New or used items with a value of US$50 or more can be dropped-off at any QuikDrop location where they are photographed and placed on the eBay website. Once sold, QuikDrop handles the payment and shipping details with the winning bidder. The customer receives a check in the mail for the full amount of the sale less a commission to QuikDrop.

"QuikDrop retail stores are a natural progression of eBay auction activity," according to Haba. "QuikDrop opens a world marketplace to Australians."

Haba is hoping to open 30 stores Australiawide within the next twelve months and has already had 'a great deal of interest from potential franchisors.'

'It's a great business to be in. It has worldwide reach, there's no inventory to purchase and there are no accounts receivable to chase. We expect we'll be in all major cities in Australia within twelve months' said Haba, ' and we also intend to offer packing and shipping as a stand-alone service from all our stores.'

"QuikDrop's international presence will get us more bids and more money for our customers' items," says Murray Mead, President of QuikDrop International. "Our brick-and-mortar business model guarantees product availability and recourse to foreign bidders. We are very pleased to announce Australia as the first phase of our international expansion."

For more information, go to www.quikdrop.com or www.quikdropfranchise.com.

For further information, please contact Jack Reynolds of QuikDrop International, +1-949-548-2171, or fax, +1-949-548-0569, info@quikdrop.com.

Jerry Haba can be contacted at QuikDrop Australia on jerry@quikdrop.com

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