All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘eBay’

$7 Million Shoplifting: One Family Went Wild In Multiple Stores Over Several Years

It is hard to imagine how one family could go on a $7 million shoplifting spree without being caught first, but somehow the Bogdanov family was able to do it. The family was finally arrested earlier this week at their Northbrook home, a suburb of Chicago. The shoplifting by the Bodanov family lasted for over a decade, and they were …

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eBay Launches ‘Smart Hashtags’ For Social Commerce

eBay announced the launch of Smart Hashtags on Wednesday. Users can click on the share widget on a product, guide or other page to share to Twitter or Pinterest, and a box pops up with a shareable link, a text phrase or product title, and one to three of the smart hashtags. “The phrases — set aside with a hash …

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eBay Adds More Countries To Global Shipping Program

eBay announced today that it has added Switzerland and Norway to the list of countries sellers can ship to using the Global Shipping Program, which includes 42 additional countries. “As you know, the Global Shipping Program helps you expand your sales to millions of eager international buyers,” the company says. “Through the program (which is free to join), you can …

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Check Out What eBay Can Do Now That It Owns PhiSix

eBay announced that it has acquired computer graphics company PhiSix, which creates 3D models of clothing from photos, pattern files and other sources. These graphics, according to the company, can simulate the actual behavior of the clothes, so people can see how they would fit, look, and move in different environments. “PhiSix’s technology enables consumers to understand the fit and …

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eBay Sellers Speak Out Against Business Policies

eBay sellers have become frustrated with a feature the site has been automatically turning on for their stores. eBay announced Business Policies nearly two years ago. The feature amounts to a set of custom settings for shipping, return and payment information for sellers to manage easily from one central location. Sellers can create multiple policies, and select the ones they …

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Paid Search Ads May Not be Worth Anything, Shows Study

As advertisers have begun adapting to the internet, paid search ads have become a common way for businesses to advertise to potential customers. Specifically, Google has pioneered the paid search ad category for search engines, giving advertisers an easy way to show up in search results without gaining the popularity that would rank them higher in natural search results. As …

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Man Tries To Sell Stolen Brains On eBay

There have been some interesting items sold on the auction site eBay, but what David Charles sold on the site, took things to a whole new level of weird. Charles, 21, allegedly stole more than 60 jars of brain and other human tissues in October from a warehouse space at the Indiana Medical History Museum. David Charles apparently broke into …

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Man Sells Stolen Brains On Ebay, Is Busted In Sting

A man accused of breaking into the Indiana Medical History Museum multiple times last year to steal organs has been caught, thanks to an eBay buyer who became suspicious of his newly acquired brains. 21-year old David Charles allegedly sold six jars full of grey matter to a San Diego man via eBay for $600 (plus $70 shipping), and the …

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Kim Kardashian Defends Her eBay Auction

Last month, Kim Kardashian created an eBay auction and said that she would be donating a portion of the proceeds to the Philippine typhoon victims. What seemed like a sincere gesture quickly stirred controversy after it was reported that only ten percent of the earnings would be donated. She started out by explaining the auction on her personal website saying: …

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Is Amazon’s Drone Delivery a ‘Long-Term Fantasy’?

Although Amazon claims that one day unmanned delivery drones will be “as normal as mail trucks,” one high-profile CEO isn’t really buying into it yet. eBay CEO John Donahoe is skeptical, and thinks that delivery drones are a “long-term fantasy.” In an interview with Bloomberg TV, Donahoe was asked about Amazon’s recent announcement that they want to start delivering small …

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Teen Pays $735 For A Photo Of An Xbox One On eBay

For only £450 ($735), Peter Clatworthy, a 19-year-old student of Bilborough, Nottingham, United Kingdom, thought he was going to get an Xbox One. He didn’t. Instead, Clatworthy ended up paying the hefty price on eBay for a picture of the new video game console. The console was intended to be a surprise Christmas gift for his four-year old son, McKenzie, …

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Kim Kardashian eBay Auction For Typhoon Victims

It is no secret that Kim Kardashian is a multi-millionaire, so when she announced that she would be donating a portion of her earnings from her eBay auction to the victims of the Philippines typhoon, it sounded like an awesome idea. However, as the saying goes, “when it sounds too good to be true…it usually is.” Only ten percent of …

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