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July, 2010

Porsche With Boeing Jet Turbine Engine Listed On eBay

An 1982 Porsche 928 has appeared for sale on the eBay forum, but this is no ordinary car. The seller, form Oregon in the USA, has decided to fit a jet turbine engine from a Vietnam-era QH50 helicopter drone manufactured by Boeing into his Porsche. The result is a 365 horsepower monster with a claimed 700-plus lb ft of torque. … Read more

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BlackBerry eBay App Officially Available

The new eBay app for BlackBerry smartphones is now officially available for download in BlackBerry App World. Using the new app for the eBay forum, BlackBerry users can search, watch, bid and buy any listed items. It also provides reminders in the BlackBerry calendar of when a listing is about to end with near real-time alerts when there’s another bid … Read more

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AdCommerce Scrapped By eBay

The advertising program that lets merchants on the eBay forum in the US and Canada pay to promote their goods on the auction site has been shelved. The AdCommerce ad program was launched last year and provides pay-per-click text ads that run along with results from eBay’s search engine. AdCommerce allows merchants to pick search keywords to trigger their ads. … Read more

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Free Listing Weekend To Boost Charity Donations

The eBay forum is trying to encourage donations to charity by holding a free listing weekend for auctions from private sellers. By signing up to donate a percentage of the final selling price to charity, private sellers will have their insertion fees waived by eBay regardless of the starting price. The promotion is only on for this weekend, and is … Read more

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Brits Embrace Mobile Shopping

According to new date released today, Britons are embracing mobile shopping faster than their European counterparts. eCommerce auction site eBay, which has sold £64million of goods through its mobile app since 2009, and a separate study by the Mobile Marketing Association (MMS)released the data today. The data revealed that, in fact, Brits bought more items through the app in one … Read more

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