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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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Jilted Groom Sells Stolen Phones On eBay

A jilted groom turned into an eBay crook after his wife left him just weeks after tying the knot. Newcastle security guard Graeme Wilkinson was left with huge amounts of debt when his marriage fell apart. As he became desperate for cash, Wilkinson helped himself to more than 300 internet phones from a mothballed office in Tyneside that he was … Read more

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Award-Winning Finnjet Up For Auction

Goofbay’s eBay sniper brought this unique contraption to our attention this week. Named the Finnjet, this vehicle measures 22-foot-long and weighs 7,500 pounds. Containing a stove, microwave, freezer, TV, two air conditioning units and a sauna, it has three car batteries installed to keep all the electrics functioning plus four spare wheels and built-in sat nav. Despite the heavy weight … Read more

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eBay A Leader In Mobile Commerce

The eBay forum has emerged as a leader in mobile commerce after losing ground to Amazon.com for years in online retailing. According to a New York based analyst at BGC Partners LP, Colin Gillis, it seems that consumers are increasingly using mobile devices such as Blackberrys and iPhones to manage their eBay activities. Even though eBay is heavily weighted to … Read more

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Tron Lightcycle Available On eBay

Ever seen the movie Tron? Fancy a ride on your very own Tron Legacy lightcycle? Get yourself on Goofbay’s eBay sniper now! Parker Brothers Choppers in Melbourne, Florida is offering you the chance to buy one now on the US eBay forum for only $35,000. According to the ad placed, the custom motorcycle brothers will be constructing a fully functional … Read more

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US eBayer’s Can List 100 Auctions For Free

eBay has announced that it is running a promotion in which sellers may list up to 100 auctions for free – no matter the starting price. Sellers who have an eBay Store subscription, however, are excluded from participating in the promotion, which runs from June 29 – July 12th. eBay’s regular fee schedule see’s sellers pay no Insertion Fees for … Read more

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eBay India Reveals Argy Backing

Interesting shopping trends on official FIFA Merchandise has been revealed today by India’s leading eCommerce marketplace, eBay India. It seems that online Indians on eBay are supporting and cheering on Argentina during this World Cup with the South American’s merchandise being the most sought after. They were closely followed by Germany who were second in the most merchandise bought table. … Read more

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eBay Asks Apple To Allow Charity Donations

The eBay forum is lobbying Apple to allow users of its iPhone and iPad applications to donate to charity using a simple model that could easily be adopted by other organizations. eBay allows users to give to charity when they have paid for goods using the Give at Checkout feature. Sit has been revealed now though that eBay are trying … Read more

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PayPal Report Predicts Online Sales Increase

A recent study has noted that we could see a 36% increase in online retail sales over the next 18 months. The study, which is the second annual PayPal Online Retail Report, said eCommerce could grow by more than a third compared with in-store sales which would rise by 1%. Conducted by Experian, the study revealed that shoppers might visit … Read more

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