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eBay Needs To Extend Auction Endings

I’ve ranted a few times in the past about auction sniping, the practice of bidders using software to hop in at the last second and snag an item at a price below what other bidders may be willing to pay in open bidding.

Kim Family Holds Benefit Auction On eBay

The family of James Kim, the CNet editor who passed away in November in an effort to save his stranded family, has set up an online auction to raise money for the James Kim Memorial Fund, established to support his bereft family.

Google’s Employee Stock Option Auction Plan

A new Google program will allow employees, with vested stock options, to sell them online without the normal hassles of exercising and selling.

Scrooge Returns, Opens Shop On eBay

Of all the humbug things to do at Christmas. A seller on eBay taught his kids a lesson last year (one they’ll be describing to a therapist one day) by putting an empty Nintendo GameCube box under the tree, wrapped up in sadism, and is encouraging others to do the same to fix their spoiled kids. This year, he’s selling a Wii box. The starting bid is $1.29, plus $20 for shipping the rocks that come with.

Whats Ahead For Auction Media?

The advertising industry is being rocked by seismic changes. Internet-based advertising has become the fastest-growing advertising sector, growing by 18.9 percent in the first half of 2006, according to TNS Media Intelligence.

Rate Hike Causes Sellers To Drop eBay
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Frustrated customers often threaten that they’ll never shop at a store again. Now, a number of online retailers have become angry at eBay, and many of them claim they’ll never again sell on the site.

The Auction Media FAQ

Google’s plan to adapt its auction-based advertising system to non-search and offline media, plus the gathering momentum of eBay’s E-Media Exchange, have caused the term “Auction Media” to begin appearing more frequently in industry news coverage.

Yahoo Japan Covers Gypped Auction Goers

The concept of “face” in Japan is an important one. Yahoo! Japan appears very committed to maintaining its business honor in the country by footing the bill for its auction site customers who ordered but never received jewelry from a defunct company.

eBay Vendors Call For Google Auction Site
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At first, the cause sounds like it might be a write-off; just one angry person’s crusade against eBay.

Advertising Auction System Unwelcomed

For a while, it looked as if eBay was going to bring commercials to your television. A number of companies were willing to try out “an auction-based system for buying airtime.” There’s only problem: no network has stepped forward to participate in the experiment.

Science Confirms Sniping Works On eBay

The best way to win an auction online is to wait as late as possible in the auction before submitting a bid, a method scientists have unsurprisingly discovered works best.

Raising Awareness Through Social Media

Global relief agency Oxfam brings us an interesting case study on social media relations’ ability to raise awareness.

Time Warner Cable Thinking TV Ad Auction

Once Time Warner spins off its Cable division, the cable company may offer advertising spots placed within on-demand programming through an auction process.

Time Warner Cable Eyes Google-Style Ad Auction

This whole ad auction thing is taking off. Though Verizon denied that its Yellow Pages auction was inspired by Google or other search engines, Time Warner Cable had no qualms admitting AdSense as the inspiration for possible cable ad auctions.

eBay Yourself For A Job

One college graduate has taken a more direct approach to finding a position as a rocket scientist, and put his services up for auction in the person of himself as prospective employee on eBay.

Taking Aim At Online Auctions

There’s nothing like the simple joys of finding something on eBay, putting in a bid, watching the auction clock tick down, and having someone snipe the item out from under the rest of the bidders.

Saddam Husseins Uniform Up For Auction

You just never know what’s going to fetch a high price on the Internet. Online auction house Manion has come up with one of Saddam Hussein’s daily dress uniforms. The uniform is being displayed with photos, a description and current bids.

How To Get Links From Auction Sites

Internet auctions have emerged as one dynamic and effective economic force where millions of buyers and sellers are entering regularly.

Google’s Future in Auctions

When you leak news of further diversification, the market often punishes. After record earnings, though, this news of Google’s development of an auction service pushes the stock up another six bucks. I suppose that’s a buy on rumor reaction.

EBay Pulls Drug Auction

In hopes a procuring a defense against a possible bird flu pandemic, a rash of eBayers drove up the price of Roche Holding AG’s influenza drug, Tamiflu, to more than 100 pounds ($174) for a 10-capsule treatment.

eBay Auction To Honor Pentagon Victims

A live auction will take place on eBay beginning September 6, in which all proceeds will go toward a Pentagon Memorial to honor those who died at the pentagon during the 9/11 attacks.