Goofbid eBay Blog

July, 2010

Give Landmines The Boot

Nobel Prize-winning charity Mines Advisory Group (MAG) has gained celebrity support from a host of celebrities for a clearance charity auction on the eBay forum. The charity draws attention to the part of the body most at risk to landmines and Give Landmines the Boot is a campaign from MAG to raise vital funds for humanitarian work clearing mines. Over … Read more

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eBay Try To Boost Traffic

eBay are to introduce measures to drive traffic to Top Rated Sellers, Free Shipping, PayPal and Buy It Now listings. eBay’s Partner Network (ePN aka eBay affiliate program where advertisers place banner ads on their websites and get paid to drive traffic to eBay) are set to launch a major Custom Banner upgrade later today. The new banner ads that … Read more

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Emmy Goodies On eBay

Front row seats for the Emmy Awards red carpet are now selling on eBay for $510 after eight bids in the charity auction which is to benefit the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Foundation. You can also be the first person to bid $250 for a script of “30 Rock”, which won Emmy’s best comedy series 2007, 2008 and … Read more

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Free Listing Weekend

eBay have announced a free listing weekend for private sellers tomorrow and Sunday. Insertion fees are being waived for auction style listings including eligible listings via the iPhone app. Sellers must be registered as a resident in the UK as well as being a private seller to benefit from the free listings. As usual, vehicles, property and mobile phones with … Read more

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eBay’s iPhone App A Huge Success

eBay today announced that the iPhone app it launched earlier this year has been downloaded 11 million times, making it the number one retailer in the US. The eBay forum revealed the figure during the announcement of its Q2 earnings, which logged higher than expected profits of $530 million on revenues of $2.2 billion. This announcement comes just weeks after … Read more

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‘Barefoot Bandit’s’ Getaway Boat Fails To Sell

The speedboat on which the infamous ‘Barefoot Bandit’ was caught by police has failed to sell on the eBay forum. As reported on the Goofbay blog earlier this week, the 32-foot Intrepid boat, stolen on July 12th by Colton Harris-Moore, wasn’t exactly in a great condition. It was riddled with bullet holes courtesy of Bahamian police officers when they shot … Read more

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eBay Announces 26% Rise In Profits

The eBay forum has reported a 26% rise in profits for the last three months thanks largely to increased use of its PayPal service. eBay announced total profits for the quarter totaled $412m (£272m), which is up from $327m a year ago. Highlighting its reliance on international growth, sales were up 20% internationally but only rose 2% in the US. … Read more

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eBay Sees UK Businesses Rise During Recession

Despite the recession, the number of people running a business on eBay has grown. According to Internet Retailing reports, eBay has seen an 18% rise in businesses registered with its UK site in the last two years. Now over 140,000 firms are registered with eBay, which is a huge increase of 25,000 entrepreneurs selling on the site since September 2008. … Read more

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‘Bandit’ Boat For Sale On eBay, Bullet Holes Included

Bidding ends today on the eBay forum for a boat stolen by Colton Harris-Moore in the Bahamas on his last day of freedom. The starting bid is US $80,000 or you can ‘Buy It Now’ for $110,000. The 32-foot Intrepid-make powerboat is complete with bullet-riddled engines and bullet holes in parts of the rest of the boat from the shotgun … Read more

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Confessional On eBay Can’t Become Sauna, Church Rules

Now some Catholics may well work up a sweat whilst in confessional as they admit to things they shouldn’t have done, but Vienna’s archdiocese is ruling that the confession box up for auction on the eBay forum cannot be turned into a sauna. A confessional placed on eBay by a Vienna church undergoing renovations was described as ideal for conversion … Read more

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