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Space Age Lamps A Real eBay Bargain

Goofbay’s eBay sniper has discovered two pieces of space age design from the 1970’s up for auction. A pair of Stefano Cevoli Meridiana lamps has been put up for auction on the US eBay forum giving the winning bidder the chance to add that space age touch to their homes. Both the lamps were made in Italy in the 1970’s. … Read more

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Windows 7 eBay Sale Causes Mystery & Misery

Window 7 products meant only for developers have caused a stir as they were sold on an eBay forum in Australia. Queensland businessman Ray Smith thought he had snapped up an eBay bargain when he bought seven licences for Windows 7 Professional on the online auction site in December. Smith had been waiting for new PCs so did not attempt … Read more

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American Profits From BP Oil Disaster

Here at Goofbay, we were surprised this week to discover that people are profiting on eBay from the BP oil disaster. Our eBay sniper detected this week on the US eBay forum a seller offering a ‘tar ball’. The seller lists the item as ‘BP Oil Spill Tar Balls first hit Pensacola Beach, FL’. Following on in the unusual listing, … Read more

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eBay Encourages Sellers To Use New Classifieds Site

eBay is trying to encourage sellers to try listing on its brand new Classifieds site. All eBay users have received emails advising them to post free local ads on eBay Classifieds. The new eBay tool was promoted in the email with ‘It’s easy to place a new ad – or import a listing from’. The email also had an … Read more

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Man Sells Sister On eBay

A Midlands man has sold his sister on eBay after promising to find her a partner. Just over two years ago Simon Lloyd, from Hereford, promised his lovesick sister Becky he would find her a boyfriend if she was single by the time she was 30. After hitting the milestone age on May 28, he decided to use eBay tools … Read more

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Extra Terrestrial Vehicle Available On eBay

Goofbay’s eBay sniper alerted us to this strange and wacky sale from someone in Florida, USA. Whilst a member of staff was searching through cars listed on the auction website around the world, the eBay sniper brought this intriguing sale to our attention. Detected through the eBay typos we use in our eBay tools, we were alerted to this Extra … Read more

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eBay Developer’s Conference To Be Held This Week

As it gets set for its ninth annual developer’s conference this week in San Jose, eBay will reveal changes coming to the Best Match search. Members from the eBay forum will use a session called “Best Match – What is coming?” to review the fundamentals of Best Match and “Format Mix Blending,” and will review all of the major changes … Read more

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Free Listing For French Private Sellers’

The French version of the eBay forum is now offering a free insertion fees promotion. The promotion is for private sellers’ auctions and runs from today all the way until July 31.  Private sellers on the site can list up to a maximum of 100 items per month with no upfront listing fee, saving between 5c and €1 per listing. … Read more

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eBay To Retire Tool

eBay is retiring its Accounting Assistant Tool. The tool was introduced to the eBay forum in 2005 and allowed sellers to export their eBay and PayPal data to QuickBooks, the accounting programme used by many small businesses. Existing subscribers to the eBay tool can use Accounting Assistant until June 30 2010, after that, it will be challenging to import eBay … Read more

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PayPal Announcement

PayPal UK has announced that all purchases made through them off-eBay will now have the same levels of protection as those that take place on the auction website. This announcement means that ‘significantly not as described’ claims will be allowed for off-eBay purchases. Prior to this change, buyers using PayPal off-eBay had limited protection in transactions which covered them only … Read more

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