Posts tagged eBay
eBay Bidding War For 'A Piece Of Cardboard Shaped A Bit Like An iPhone 5' Reaches Over £200,000

The bidding for 'A piece of cardboard (shaped a bit like an iPhone 5)- USED' has been stopped at £200,100 by eBay.  The product was removed on the grounds of 'false advertising' (surrounding calling it an iPhone 5); but has been claimed as a charity effort by supporter Julia McGill on her Just Giving page.

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eBay Bans The Sale Of Spells, Potions and Hexes

As part of eBay's 2012 Fall Seller Update, the company have elected to ban several "metaphysical" categories on the grounds of protecting customers from being lied to by sellers.  This means that listings for "spells, curses, hexing, conjuring, magic, prayers, blessing services, magic potions, [and] healing sessions" will be officially discontinued as of August 30th.

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The Untraceable Dealer: $2 Million Exchanged On Underground Drug Site Every Month

 

A comprehensive analysis of underground trade website Silk Road has uncovered it is accounting for nearly $2 million worth of drug sales every month of operation. Nicknamed the 'anonymous marketplace', Silk Road is the place for suppliers of illegal drugs and other black-market goods. In operation largely under the radar of your average peruser of the Internet, its a digital black market common to all kinds of illegal trade.

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Monumental eBay Videogame Collection Sells For €1 Million

As videogame collections go, few would be able to match this frankly staggering listing by eBay seller collectors_king (a well-deserved moniker, if ever there was one). In full, the sale includes all games ever released for Nintendo home systems (from the Famicom to Gamecube), all games ever released for Sega systems, and every single game for NEC systems – all ‘factory sealed’. And now, it has sold, for a truly staggering €999,999.99 with €1,000 shipping charge.

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Internet giants buy a full page in NYT to send a letter

A group of 9 huge internet and technology companies: AOL, Mozilla, eBay, Facebook, Twitter, Google, Yahoo, Zynga and LinkedIn, have ran a full-page ad in The New York Times today, voicing their opposition against the proposed Stop Online Piracy Act (H.R. 3261) and PROTECT IP Act (S. 968).

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