21 CEOs Who Floated Away On Golden Parachutes Worth More Than $100 Million

21 CEOs Who Floated Away On Golden Parachutes Worth More Than $100 Million

Being the CEO of a multibillion-dollar global corporation is tough work. Or at least it had better be, considering the amount of money some of these folks were paid just to quit. [More]

Seller Sues eBay Because Bidders Don't Always Pay The Maximum

Seller Sues eBay Because Bidders Don't Always Pay The Maximum

We’re sure that any number of you have set up automatic bidding on an eBay auction and ended up winning an item without getting anywhere near the maximum you’d have been willing to pay. But one seller on the auction site thinks eBay’s automated bidding system is unfairly biased in favor of buyers and has filed a lawsuit. [More]

PayPal Throwing Its Hat In The Online Daily Coupon Ring

PayPal Throwing Its Hat In The Online Daily Coupon Ring

PayPal is planning its own daily deal program in the U.S., joining the already crowded online arena where Groupon and LivingSocial are currently duking it out to offer the best discount. It’s all about options, these days. [More]

Shoppers Buy Goods Online At Physical eBay Pop-Up Store In London

Shoppers Buy Goods Online At Physical eBay Pop-Up Store In London

Now that many us shop online for holiday presents, you might be feeling nostalgic for the feel of a physical store, or at least that’s what eBay seemed to think when they put up a Christmas boutique pop-up store in London last week. [More]

Visa Launching PayPal-Like V.me Service Next Year

Visa Launching PayPal-Like V.me Service Next Year

Visa will roll out its V.me online payment service early next year. The company, which announced plans for the service in March, has also launched a developer program to help merchants incorporate its payment systems into their web sites and other products. [More]

Senators Introduce Bill To Compel Amazon & Others To Collect Sales Tax

Senators Introduce Bill To Compel Amazon & Others To Collect Sales Tax

As has been discussed here on numerous occasions, even though Amazon.com didn’t charge you sales tax on that laptop you purchased, you still may owe it (though very few people ever pay). Thus, once again, a bipartisan group of Senators in D.C. have introduced legislation that would require online retailers to collect sales tax. [More]

Manufacturers Trying To Stop Sale Of Coupons On eBay

Manufacturers Trying To Stop Sale Of Coupons On eBay

If you go to eBay, there are plenty of coupon clippers out there willing to sell you hundreds of already-clipped coupons for only a few bucks. But according to a group representing dozens of the country’s biggest food, pharmaceutical, tobacco and toy makers, it’s a practice that eBay needs to put an end to. [More]

25 CEOs Who Made More Than Their Companies Paid In Income Taxes

25 CEOs Who Made More Than Their Companies Paid In Income Taxes

The Institute for Policy Studies has just released its 18th annual review of U.S. executive compensation and found that 25 out of the country’s 100 highest-paid chief executives actually earned more in 2010 than their companies paid out in corporate income taxes. [More]

eBay Asks New Seller To Shell Out For Shipping

eBay Asks New Seller To Shell Out For Shipping

Jamali is a longtime eBay seller, but his wife isn’t. So he was shocked when his wife went to sell something on her account, and was asked to pay for the shipping ($21) out of pocket while PayPal held on to the money until the transaction was over. Normal auction practice has the buyer send money to the seller, and then the seller ships the item. The buyer can file a chargeback if the item is not as described, never arrives, or if the buyer is a jerk. [More]

PayPal: You Owe Us $38.41 From 2004 Because We Say So

PayPal: You Owe Us $38.41 From 2004 Because We Say So

Did you know that there’s a seven-year time limit on PayPal chargebacks? Yeah, neither did we, and neither did Dan. He still had to fork over $38.41 owed to PayPal from an an unknown account belonging to him, even though he didn’t recognize it. What? [More]

After 10 Years Of Selling, Why I Swore Off eBay

After 10 Years Of Selling, Why I Swore Off eBay

After having used eBay for 10 years, Daniel has vowed to never do it again. “If I have something I know I can sell on eBay,” he wrote in a letter to eBay executives, “I’ll give it away before listing it.” Why is Daniel so steamed? [More]

Antique Piggy Bank From eBay Stuffed With $133 In Cash

Antique Piggy Bank From eBay Stuffed With $133 In Cash

Shawn bought this antique piggy bank on eBay for $13.50. Adorable, isn’t it? What was even more adorable was what he found when he pulled out the original cork: $133 in cash. That’ll do, pig. That’ll do. [More]

Do Not Body-Pierce Kittens And Sell Them As 'Goth'

Do Not Body-Pierce Kittens And Sell Them As 'Goth'

Cats are born equipped with defiant attitudes, night vision, and claws, so it doesn’t take anything more to make them “goth.” At least I always thought so. A Pennsylvania woman with kittens to sell had different ideas. She gave the animals ear and neck piercings, docked their tails, and then pierced their tail nubs. Why? She thought it would look “neat.” Then she listed them on eBay for $100, until PETA and the local ASPCA noticed and came calling. She was convicted of animal cruelty, and the Superior Court of Pennsylvania recently affirmed her sentence and conviction on the grounds that no one could possibly be stupid enough to think that this was a good idea. I paraphrase. [More]

Spurned Woman Strips Down, Sells Ex's Clothes Online

Spurned Woman Strips Down, Sells Ex's Clothes Online

An anonymous woman who says she kicked her cheating live-in boyfriend out of their home is selling his clothes on eBay, accompanied with lurid photos of her with the clothing. [More]

EBay Won't Let Me Re-List My Item After Scammer Ordeal

EBay Won't Let Me Re-List My Item After Scammer Ordeal

All Richard wanted to do was sign up for eBay and PayPal and auction off a few things. But when he was hit by a Nigerian scammer, he says he got into a complicated ordeal with eBay as he tried to get his money back, and was then unable to re-list his item. [More]

Debunking The Creation Myths Behind 5 Huge Companies

Debunking The Creation Myths Behind 5 Huge Companies

It might be shocking to you to find out that some companies have lied about their own creation, but hey, who doesn’t like a good story? From eBay to YouTube, tall tales have been spun to consumers for various reasons. Let’s take a walk down liars’ memory lane, shall we? [More]

How To Switch Your iPhone From AT&T To Verizon And Make Money

How To Switch Your iPhone From AT&T To Verizon And Make Money

Are you an AT&T iPhone 4 owner with Verizon envy? Dan over at MoneyTalks News has formulated a minimally devious, moderately labor-intensive and somewhat risky way of switching carriers and getting a Verizon-capable iPhone and end up in the black. [More]

eBay Chat Agents Live In The Mythical Nation Of "Chat Session Ended"

eBay Chat Agents Live In The Mythical Nation Of "Chat Session Ended"

D. suspected that his customer service chat rep at eBay didn’t really understand what he was saying. So he asked where the rep was located. We suspect that hanging up on the customer is not the eBay-endorsed response to such queries. [More]