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eBay Seller Sues Buyer Over Negative Feedback eBay Seller Sues Buyer Over Negative Feedback
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UPDATE: There are a few new wrinkles in the case. ORIGINAL ARTICLE: Let’s say you left a negative review on eBay. Maybe the seller wasn’t prompt in delivery, or maybe they weren’t completely honest about the product. Whatever. At what …

eBay Seller Apologizes for Negative Feedback Suit, Called Out as Insincere eBay Seller Apologizes for Negative Feedback Suit, Called Out as Insincere
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We recently told you about a particularly odd lawsuit in which an eBay seller was suing a buyer for feedback left on their page. The seller, Med Express, was suing the buyer, Amy Nicholls, over her complaint on the eBay …

eBay Earnings Up, Stock Down On Forecast eBay Earnings Up, Stock Down On Forecast

eBay released its Q1 earnings on Wednesday, with revenue increasing 14% to $3.7 billion year over year. Profit was $677 million. What the company considered to be a strong quarter wasn’t enough to please investors, as the forecast wasn’t quite …

Shopping.com To Become eBay Commerce Network Shopping.com To Become eBay Commerce Network

It’s hard to believe, but it’s been nearly 8 years since eBay acquired Shopping.com. After all that time, eBay has decided to rebrand the property as the eBay Commerce Network in a move the company says will “better reflect its …

eBay Expects To Grow Revenue By 50 Percent In 2015 eBay Expects To Grow Revenue By 50 Percent In 2015
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Earlier this year, eBay posted revenue growth of 21 percent year-over-year. Over the next three years, it hopes to increase revenue even more. In a meeting with investors, eBay announced that it plans to continue growing through 2015 thanks to …

Jim Carrey: eBay Autographs Are Fake (At Least ‘A Lot’ Of Them)
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eBay member astrobuzz listed a Jim Carrey autographed 8×10 photo for sale, saying, “So I can afford a gun!” in the listing’s heading. This was in response to the recent Funny or Die viral hit “Cold Dead Hand,” in which …

Bonanza Just Registered Its Millionth User Bonanza Just Registered Its Millionth User

Online marketplace Bonanza announced today that it celebrated its one millionth registered user this week. To celebrate, sellers organized a give-away contest to promote their stores, with over a hudred sellers offering gifts for the one millionth member. The company, …

eBay To Launch Free Listings For ‘All’ Sellers eBay To Launch Free Listings For ‘All’ Sellers

eBay announced that it is launching free listings for all sellers (well, almost all sellers) this spring, along with some new fee structures. Here’s a look: “As an eBay seller, you’re in prime position to reach the growing millions of …

eBay Rolls Out New Personalized Feed to All U.S. Users eBay Rolls Out New Personalized Feed to All U.S. Users
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Last October, eBay launched their new “eBay Feed” to a small number of U.S. users. Today, eBay says that they are finally rolling it out widely to all U.S. users. “We’re delivering a cleaner, contemporary look and feel; a more …

The Shoe Project: Star Wars Fans And Vans Come Together For Good Cause

When art and fandom meet, it’s often a beautiful thing to behold; when they meet under the same roof to raise money for sick children, it’s a thousand times sweeter. While artists have been paying tribute to their favorite films, …

Unbelievable Video Game Collection Hits eBay, Starting Bid $550,000
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As of right now, you have just under 10 days to place your bid on one of the most fascinating collections of video games, consoles, and accessories that has ever been offered on the internet. One eBay user has put …

Should eBay Be Banning Sale Of These Controversial Toys? Should eBay Be Banning Sale Of These Controversial Toys?
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Last week, news came out that the National Entertainment Collectibles Association’s (NECA) Django Unchained action figures had been discontinued after drawing controversy from groups like the National Action Network and Project Islamic Hope. Director Spike Lee has been particularly critical …

Big Changes Coming To PayPal’s Frozen Funds Policy [Report] Big Changes Coming To PayPal’s Frozen Funds Policy [Report]
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Eleven days ago, TechCrunch ran a story about PayPal freezing a science fiction writer’s fundraiser, and then apologizing for doing so. The company even donated to the writer’s fund. “We’re going to do a lot more communicating before making some …

Naked eBay Seller Kicks Off #ebayyellowskaterdress Twitter Trend [Semi, But Hardly NSFW] Naked eBay Seller Kicks Off #ebayyellowskaterdress Twitter Trend [Semi, But Hardly NSFW]
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Apparently this was popular on reddit a while ago, but a woman who posted a picture of a dress with herself standing naked in the background also managed to spark a Twitter trend, and got the web buzzing. Sometimes that’s …

eBay Earnings: Revenue Up 18% In Q4, 21% For The Year eBay Earnings: Revenue Up 18% In Q4, 21% For The Year

eBay just reported its earnings for Q4, with an 18% year-over-year increase in revenue, hitting $4 billion for the quarter. For the full year, eBay’s revenue increased 21% to $14.1 billion. CEO Joe Donahoe said, “We had a great finish …

eBay Reportedly Testing New Offline Selling Options eBay Reportedly Testing New Offline Selling Options

Last year, eBay began testing a same-day shipping service called eBay Now in San Francisco. Merchants in the test group were able to offer the service to customers for $5. eBay reportedly also has some other interesting options in pilot …

Mom Reduces 8-Year-Old to Snotty Mess by Telling Him He Accidentally Bought $50K Mustang on eBay
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Kids and technology occasionally run up against each other in unpredictable or dangerous ways. Kids and technology that is linked to your bank account – now that’s danger on a whole other level. So what do you do when your …

Ding Dongs And Twinkies Are Now Collector’s Items On eBay
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You may have read the news this morning that Hostess is shutting down after decades of making Twinkies, Ho Hos, Ding Dongs and other assorted snacks. It’s sad to lose such an iconic company and the associated jobs, but some …

PayPal Announces Holiday Price Match, Return Shipping PayPal Announces Holiday Price Match, Return Shipping

PayPal announced today that it will be offering holiday promotions for the first time, through the end of the year. These include price matching, “bill me later,” and return shipping courtesy of PayPal. “Pay with PayPal and get the lowest …

You Can Donate to Hurricane Sandy Relief Through eBay, PayPal

As the Americans hit hardest by this week’s superstorm begin the long, arduous cleanup process – they’re going to need all the help they can get. Since most of us can’t physically help them pick up the pieces, monetary donations …

PayPal Cutting Jobs, Following Up On Previously Announced Reorganization Plans PayPal Cutting Jobs, Following Up On Previously Announced Reorganization Plans
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There have been reports about PayPal laying off part of its staff, and now the company has come out and confirmed 325 layoffs in a blog post. The post points to another post from June, when President David Marcus discussed …