Dear Sun Spots: Soon I will be moving into much smaller accommodations and find myself with many items that I would like to sell. Would you please list the names and phone numbers of the local experts who make a business of selling items on eBay? It would be helpful if they live in the Oxford County area.

Thank you for your help. You are a wonderful resource for the community and much appreciated. – No Name, Andover.

Answer:
In addition to responses from readers, you may have seen the recent article on Gray resident Michael Mills who has been buying and selling on eBay for more than four years. He is also certified as an authorized education specialist, one of four in the state, periodically teaching courses on buying and selling. You may contact him at 657-2580 or e-mail him at [email protected] You might consider checking out www.ebay.com for a more in-depth listing of those providing this service. Sun Spots provides the following:

Warren McGlauflin of Lisbon Falls (sells perennials), 353-0686; Brenda Lafrance of Lisbon, 353-7817; William Merryman of Sabattus, 375-8959; Gail Burgess of Auburn, 783-0239; Cindy Spencer of Auburn, 782-5650; Mike Fleury of Auburn, 784-9968; Scott Peacock of Auburn, 784-9900, 784-9700; William Cartmel of Lewiston, 795-1386 (small shipable antiques of value); Hodgkins East of Farmington, 778-2890.

You might also consider contacting eMaineConsignment.com, which also supports area customers and lists items for sale on eBay. They are at 455 Gray Road, Route 202, Windham, ME 04062. For readers who are looking for help to sell on eBay, call 89-ebay-1 (893-2291) or Bill or Barbara Hodgkins of Temple at 778-4267.

In the meantime, you and others interested in learning more about eBay buying and selling might consider contacting Lewiston Adult Education which will offer a four-week class on “eBay Essentials” beginning Feb. 27. The facilitator is David Projansky; the registration fee is $30 for Lewiston residents or $35 to nonresidents. There is also a $10 lab fee for participants. FMI contact adult education at 795-4141 or visit its Web site at www.lewistonadulted.org.

Dear Sun Spots: I am trying to find one or more Mirro aluminum nine cup muffin tins. The two I have are older and I share them with my daughter when we make heart healthy muffins which make a nice batch of 18. We have searched new kitchen stores with no luck. If someone has one to sell, please call me at 782-2201. – M. Webber, No Town.

Answer:
In addition to responses from readers, Sun Spots did not locate the Mirro brand. However, one search provided the following link at www.shopping.msn.com. and Sun Spots notes they had a 9-cup, professional weight, muffin pan that appeared to be metal. Unfortunately, Sun Spots is blocked from that site, but you might search on that to see if it would work for you and your daughter.

Dear Sun Spots: I am an avid reader of your column, and decided to write for the first time. Thanks for all the advice, information and help you give everyone. I’ve used a local accounting firm for tax preparation every year for many years, however this year I am unable to reach anyone there. The office is located in Lewiston, Maine, and that also looks abandoned. Perhaps you could help or find out if the company is still in business? The firm is called McLaughlin Associates, located in the Market Place on Main Street in Lewiston. Thanks for your help. – M. Gowell, Wales.

Dear Sun Spots: Do you know if Henry McLaughlin of McLaughlin Associates at 675 Main St. in Lewiston is still in business? The business phone number has been disconnected, and no one has been in the office for weeks. Thanks for your help. – No Name, Lewiston.

Answer:
Sun Spots also tried the number and notes it’s disconnected. An attempt to reach another Henry McLaughlin was not successful. Perhaps there are other readers out there with an update. Sun Spots checked in with the business desk, and there appears to be no update on the company.

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