Wondering where you can get tickets to President Obama’s inauguration? Well you can’t get tickets to the president’s inauguration on eBay or Craigslist, at least if eBay and Craigslist follow through on their promise to not allow anyone to sell or scalp tickets to Pres. Obama’s inauguration on either site.
As the race for governor of California goes into overdrive, auction giant eBay’s former CEO, Meg Whitman, has found that an incident from her days at eBay is raising its ugly head to give her more than campaign plate dinners on which to chew. In an incident to which she admits, but calls an “anomaly”, Whitman had an altercation with an employee at eBay, while she was still the CEO, during which she “physically guided” the employee, Young Mi Kim, from the room in which they were both working.
Power buyers on eBay have long known – or at least suspected – that some eBay sellers create fake accounts, with the shill accounts doing “shill bidding”, that is bidding up the price on their own items, artifically inflating the bidding price so that the winning bid (never their own, of course) earns them more money. But now eBay has been forced to admit that shill bidding, by unscrupulous eBay sellers, does indeed occur.
Auction giant eBay was recently fined more than 74million dollars for allowing the sale of knock-off designer purses to go unabated.
We suppose that you can’t really blame a company for pushing their own products, but still, it seems just a tad disingenuous for eBay to offer a “safety tip” which amounts to dissing the competition, and hawking their own services.
eBay has announced that beginning in May, sellers will no longer be able to leave negative – and perhaps not even neutral – feedback about users (buyers), even though buyers can still leave scathing comments about sellers. This is, eBay claims, because the possiblity that sellers could post bad things about them scares a lot of users off.
A problem with the eBay,com system is causing sellers to be given the wrong shipping addresses to which to send items to winning bidders. As a result, an item purchased through eBay .com may never make it to the purchaser, instead going to some other address (in at least one known case, to an address that the purchaser had used once, years earlier). info http attr search ebay com h
In what is believed to be a first of its kind lawsuit, a court has held that a person who buys something through eBay from an out-of-state seller cannot sue the seller in the buyer’s home state.
Yep, it’s true. You can get almost anything on eBay, including the birthplace of that iconic American, Walt Disney. To own this piece of Americana, you just have to be willing to move to Chicago (or to be a long distance landlord, if you want to rent it out).
Auction giant eBay has announced that it is prohibiting the sale of teacher editions of textbooks. Teacher’s editions of textbooks often contain study guides, solutions to textbook problems, and answers to exams.
Last week eBay announced tentative plans to allow people to sell live pets through eBay. The announcement prompted such a backlash that today eBay has announced that those plans have been scuttled.
Auction giant eBay has taken a stand against the thousands of auctions involving pirated copies of Microsoft software which regularly appear on its pages.
Here’s an interesting item which came across Aunty’s desk this morning – somehow this feels like the line between churc..er…eBay and state is being crossed:…
eBay is working frantically to fix a bug in their software which allows phishers to do their phishing dirty work using real eBay URLs in…