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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, formerly Bonanzle, says it has seen steady growth in membership, traffic and revenue since launching in 2008. It attributes this …

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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 global buyers coming now to the world’s largest marketplace—looking for just what you’re selling,” says Michael Jones, Vice President, Merchant …

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eBay Rolls Out New Personalized Feed to All U.S. Users

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 intuitive, convenient way to browse, decide and buy – both globally and locally; and a new personal way to curate …

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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, books, and television shows for years, perhaps no one thing has gotten more love than the “Star Wars” series. Whether …

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Unbelievable Video Game Collection Hits eBay, Starting Bid $550,000

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 up their entire life’s work, over 30 years of collecting, for sale. And the bidding starts at $550,000. Yes, that’s …

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Should eBay Be Banning Sale Of These Controversial Toys?

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 of them. Naturally, once discontinued, the toys became instant eBay shopper bait. TMZ is reporting, however, that eBay has banned …

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Big Changes Coming To PayPal’s Frozen Funds Policy [Report]

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 pretty aggressive changes to our system to make sure that this stuff doesn’t happen,” PayPal senior communications director Anuj Nayar …

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Naked eBay Seller Kicks Off #ebayyellowskaterdress Twitter Trend [Semi, But Hardly NSFW]

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 all it takes. According to the Huffington Post, the woman is from Oxfordshire, England, and accidentally uploaded the pic to …

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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 to an excellent year, with fourth quarter results exceeding our expectations. eBay Marketplaces in particular had a terrific fourth quarter, …

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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 phase. All Things D’s Tricia Duryee spoke with several eBay execs about a handful of tests the company is running …

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Mom Reduces 8-Year-Old to Snotty Mess by Telling Him He Accidentally Bought $50K Mustang on eBay

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 kid almost buys an expensive car on eBay? Tell him he really did buy it and reduce him to tears, …

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Ding Dongs And Twinkies Are Now Collector’s Items On eBay

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 folks on eBay are already trying to make a profit off the idea that Twinkies will be no more. A …

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