Bidding Is Open For The Microwave Stephen Colbert Stole From Bill O’Reilly

Bidding Is Open For The Microwave Stephen Colbert Stole From Bill O’Reilly

We like to think that Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly and Stephen Colbert are secretly super best friends who sit in a treehouse and giggle about their next moves, because how else would an auction of the microwave Colbert stole from O’Reilly’s green room in 2007 be possible? Or we’re all just lucky the universe loves comedy. [More]

(Pam Muzyka)

Your Old American Girl Doll Could Buy You A Round-Trip Cross-Country Flight

True story, someone at Consumerist has four American Girl dolls stashed away. So maybe we were a bit spoiled as a kid, but now we’re going to be rich. Okay, maybe not rich, but we’ll have more money than we started the day with. That is, if there’s any truth to these eBay listings for gently used, retired, original American Girl dolls. [More]

Don’t Buy Those Brains For Sale On eBay — They’re Probably Stolen

Don’t Buy Those Brains For Sale On eBay — They’re Probably Stolen

Are you in the market for some nice braaaaaaains? Er, brains? If you see some jars of human brains for sale on eBay, it’s probably best not to purchase them. Police in Indianapolis say a man had been breaking into the Indiana Medical History Museum and boosting brains and other preserved body parts and selling them, because apparently there’s a market for such a thing. [More]

Alleged Original iPhone Prototype Pops Up On eBay For $1,499

Alleged Original iPhone Prototype Pops Up On eBay For $1,499

An eBay seller says his wife is making him part ways with some of the stuff he’s collected over the years, which is why he’s listed what he claims is an engineering prototype of the original Apple iPhone for sale for $1,499. [More]

eBay Bucks Makes Loyalty Program Changes, Annoys Loyal Customers

eBay Bucks Makes Loyalty Program Changes, Annoys Loyal Customers

eBay Bucks is a rewards and loyalty program meant to keep buyers shopping on eBay and using PayPal to pay for their purchases. Seems like a nice idea: lots of stores have loyalty programs. Shoppers and sellers alike are angry at eBay, though, after learning about some big changes to the program that begin in the first quarter of 2014. [More]

Man Says He Was Tricked Into Paying $750 For Photo Of Xbox One On eBay

Man Says He Was Tricked Into Paying $750 For Photo Of Xbox One On eBay

It’s a truism as old as time: Wherever there are people willing to pay a ton of money for a new video game console, there will be scammers willing to take that money and leave them empty-handed. Well, not technically empty-handed in this case, as the customer did get a photo of an Xbox One for his $750. [More]

My retail value is $399 but you want me, don't you? You do.

Yeah, People Are Doing That Thing Where They Pay Too Much For New Gaming Consoles On Ebay

As the sun does rise in the east and set in the west, people who didn’t pre-order are destined to panic and consider paying too much on eBay for the newest video game console. This time it’s the Sony PS4 whose disappearance from retailers both online and bricks-and-mortar has resulted in a slew of overpriced consoles popping up on eBay. [More]

Is eBay Purging Small And Medium Sellers? Why?

Is eBay Purging Small And Medium Sellers? Why?

Is eBay purging accounts from their system? Some sellers report on forums and in e-mails that their accounts have been restricted with no warning, taking away important sources of income and/or fun. “My account, that I’ve had for twelve years, has been essentially closed. My wife’s income is now severely restricted, and I’m starting to panic,” writes reader Michael. [More]

Angry Mom Punishes Daughters, Makes Profit, By Auctioning Off Their One Direction Tickets

Angry Mom Punishes Daughters, Makes Profit, By Auctioning Off Their One Direction Tickets

I’m not a parent, but I do remember being a horrible teenager and occasionally being yelled at by my much put-upon mother. Like most parents, there were times when she took items and privileges away from me as punishment, but I don’t think she ever made a hefty profit off me by selling anything — and venting angrily — on eBay. [More]

This scarf is one of the numerous Phillip Lim designs that are being sold on eBay a week before going on sale at Target.

Some Target Stores Accidentally Put New Phillip Lim Line On Sale A Week Early

Some bargain-hunting label-lovers have been waiting eagerly for Target’s Sept. 15 launch of a new clothing and accessory line from designer Phillip Lim. But thanks to a handful of stores that screwed up and put the clothes out for sale a week early, some items are now available to snag on eBay. [More]

eBay no longer crazy for Craze.

eBay Pulls Craze Sports Supplement Amid Concerns Of Amphetamine-Like Ingredients

Following in the footsteps of Walmart.com and Bodybuilding.com, eBay has announced it will stop selling a popular sports supplement accused of containing amphetamine-like compounds. This, after an investigation revealed some dark spots in the past of one of Driven Sports’ executives’ pasts, including a criminal conviction, a pending federal charge and repeated sales of allegedly risky products over the years. [More]

(ABC News)

Your Kids Are Smarter Than You: Toddler Buys Car On eBay Using Dad’s Smartphone

Winning something on eBay is such a thrill — except when you didn’t realize that you were even bidding because your toddler got her hands on your phone and oh my god, we own a car now that we didn’t before? That’s exactly what happened to one family after a little tyke got her hands on her dad’s smartphone, complete with the eBay app. [More]

eBay Seller Out $1,300 And Laptop Because USPS Insists Blank Box Is Actually A Signature

This scan of a completely blank signature card is what the USPS offered up as proof that the customer's package had been delivered.

A woman in California recently sold a laptop computer of hers on eBay for $1,300, but it never arrived at the buyer’s house. The seller had paid the U.S. Postal Service for insurance and delivery confirmation on the package, so she should be able to get her money back and see who signed for the package. Not quite. [More]

Not one of the new windows, mind you. (erikg)

eBay Gets Literal With Window Shopping In The Form Of Touchscreen Storefronts

The thing about the phrase “window shopping” as we know it, is it really should be called “window browsing.” Because unless you’re in the market for new fenestration, you’re not really window shopping. But now eBay is making that literal move to turn the term into a truthy one, with virtual stores called “shoppable windows at storefronts in New York City. [More]

(Courtesy Patrick Rodgers)

Man Who ‘Foreclosed’ On Wells Fargo Now Suing eBay For Mistakenly Shuttering His Store

If you can remember back to 2011, you might recall the story of Patrick Rodgers, the Philadelphia homeowner who successfully sued Wells Fargo over an error in his mortgage servicing — and then “foreclosed” on a neighborhood Wells branch when the bank didn’t make good on the judgement. Now Patrick’s back in the news with a suit against eBay, which he claims shut down his seller account over a case of mistaken identity. [More]

(rightonbro)

When An International eBay Seller Says ‘Just Keep Waiting,’ Don’t Listen

I. calls the eBay scam that he encountered recently a “new” scam, but it’s actually an ancient and time-honored one. How it works is simple: an international seller claims to have sent your item, then stalls until after the period during which you can file a complaint against the seller has expired. This leaves you with no ability to leave bad feedback and no recourse, and eBay knows it. [More]

‘Boston Massacre’ Nike Shirts Garner High Asking Prices On eBay After Being Pulled From Stores

‘Boston Massacre’ Nike Shirts Garner High Asking Prices On eBay After Being Pulled From Stores

In the wake of recent events, it’s not surprising that Nike would want to stop selling shirts that feature the phrase “Boston Massacre,” complete with blood-stained letters. So of course it probably comes as little shock that folks who have these shirts are now trying to unload them for high prices on eBay. [More]

(rightonbro)

eBay Seller Who Sued Customer Claims He’s Sorry, Has Filed Dozens Of Feedback Suits

The owner of an eBay business who sued an unhappy customer over a negative feedback item is contrite. Mostly, he’s very sorry that he (allegedly) never read the lawsuit filed on his behalf accusing his customer of defamation. He should probably also be sorry that the customer has a relative who works in the litigation department of consumer advocacy group Public Citizen. The seller has used lawsuits to bully customers into retracting feedback before, and may have done it again if not for Public Citizen. [More]