Retail Rivals Pulling Out Their Own Deals In Effort To Compete With Prime Day

Retail Rivals Pulling Out Their Own Deals In Effort To Compete With Prime Day

Just because Amazon is calling today Prime Day doesn’t mean other retailers can’t offer their own discounts and deals, too. As such, a whole bunch of retailers are pulling out specials designed to lure shoppers today, while carefully avoiding any mention of “Prime Day” [More]

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FedEx & eBay Want To Help You Sell Your Unwanted Stuff (For A Cut, Of Course)

The next time you clean out your closet and collect a pile of unwanted smartphones, unused tennis racquets and dusty golf clubs, and old handbags you never take out anymore, you could consider selling that clutter online, without even having to pack it up and post it for sale — if you don’t mind handing some of the profits off to FedEx and eBay. [More]

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eBay Finally Working On Fix For App Glitch That Falsely Shows Free Shipping

When an eBay seller posts an item up for sale, they have the option of calculating shipping costs so that potential buyers will have a fairly accurate idea of how much their total bill will be before purchasing. But that feature is fairly worthless when the shipping costs don’t actually show up on the product page. And that’s exactly what sellers say is happening when using the company’s mobile app.  [More]

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Facebook, Reddit, Wells Fargo, Bank Of America CEOs Among Those Urging North Carolina To Repeal New Anti-LGBT Law

Earlier this month, in a hurried legislative process, North Carolina lawmakers passed HB2, a bill that overrides and prevents local governments from establishing anti-discrimination rules against gay and transgender people. This morning, advocacy groups delivered a letter to NC Gov. Pat McCrory signed by top executives from more than 100 companies, all calling for the state to repeal the law. [More]

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eBay Solves The Most Annoying Problem Of Selling: Packing Things And Shipping Them

There’s a problem with being only an occasional eBay seller: you don’t have a warehouse full of boxes and packing material like a full-time business. No need to worry: eBay has a new idea to make selling easier. In a new service that’s only available in a few cities so far, they’ll send a courier to your house to pack up and ship the item. [More]

Former Uber, Lyft Drivers Are Selling Their Vehicle Decals Online

Former Uber, Lyft Drivers Are Selling Their Vehicle Decals Online

The bright pink mustaches and the “U” decals used to designate ride-sharing vehicles for Uber and Lyft have found a second purpose: making their owners quick cash on sites like eBay. While selling the insignias might be a good way for former drivers to pad their wallets — sometimes by thousands of dollars, it means the decals might be used for other purposes. For that reason, always be sure to double check the license plate, and driver’s name before getting in a hailed vehicle. [Business Insider] [More]

Predictably, Crystal Pepsi Winners Are Already Selling Their Prizes On eBay

Predictably, Crystal Pepsi Winners Are Already Selling Their Prizes On eBay

There are a lot of people out there who want to try or rediscover Crystal Pepsi for some reason. Pepsi, however, knows how to keep our interest and drive fans crazy, which is why so far they’ve only made the clear cola available to 13,000 lucky winners through a sweepstakes. Naturally, those winners are selling it off on eBay. [More]

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eBay Wants To Help You Cash In Your Christmas Gifts

eBay used to be a site where individual users listed items for auction. Now the company no longer wants to be known as an “auction” site, and instead wants to be a site where large chain retailers like Toys ‘R’ Us sell their wares, and where individual users pay “valets” to list items for them. To promote the latter, eBay is offering free valet service, including real-life sales stations, after Christmas to help people sell unwanted gifts for cash. [More]

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eBay Suspends New User, Won’t Tell Her Why

When a company decides that they don’t want to business with you, do they owe you an explanation why? One new eBay customer signed up for the site and bought a few things. Then she received an e-mail telling her that her account was suspended, but eBay wouldn’t explain the suspension. Why? [More]

You Can Buy The Right To Name A New Moth Species

You Can Buy The Right To Name A New Moth Species

Calling all lepidopterists: if you’re obsessed with moths, now is your chance to name a newly discovered species whatever you want (might I suggest The MBQ?) — all you need is enough money to outbid the other moth fans out there. [More]

eBay Seller Who Sued Customers For Bad Feedback Ordered To Pay $19,250 In Legal Fees

eBay Seller Who Sued Customers For Bad Feedback Ordered To Pay $19,250 In Legal Fees

You may remember that back in 2013, an eBay seller filed a lawsuit against a customer who left him accurate negative feedback, claiming that he hadn’t actually read his own suit when the company’s actions led to Internet backlash. Now the case has finally been resolved, with a judge ordering the seller to pay $19,000 in attorneys’ fees to the local lawyers who took the customer’s case pro bono. [More]

eBay No Longer Allows 2 Non-PayPal Payment Processors After Divorce From PayPal

eBay No Longer Allows 2 Non-PayPal Payment Processors After Divorce From PayPal

eBay and PayPal have now completed their divorce, and one of the terms that they agreed to is that at least 80% of payments on eBay are supposed to go through PayPal. That could be the reason why eBay is eliminating competitors ProPay and Skrill from the payment options for shoppers and for sellers, but the real reason is probably more practical.. [More]

eBay Shutters Same-Day Delivery Service eBay Now

eBay Shutters Same-Day Delivery Service eBay Now

Three years after eBay launched its rapid delivery venture, eBay Now, the company is nixing the service as other e-commerce companies and retailers like Amazon, Uber and Whole Foods continue to dip their toes in the fast-delivery market. [More]

Victoria’s Secret Serves Frequent Shopper With ‘Divorce Papers’

Victoria’s Secret Serves Frequent Shopper With ‘Divorce Papers’

A regular Victoria’s Secret customer in Wisconsin says that she was surprised when she brought her merchandise to the checkout at her local store, and they served her with what she calls “divorce papers,” banning her from shopping at the lingerie chain. What? What right do they have to do that? It turns out that she wasn’t just any customer. [More]

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eBay Will Send Your Full Name, Location, And Phone Number To Any Auction Bidder Who Asks

Reader A. is a full-time eBay seller, who recently listed and sold a pricey item for a relative, splitting the proceeds. Relatively early in the auction, something happened that surprised and upset A: one of the bidders requested his contact information on file from eBay, which included his phone number and the city and state where he lives. eBay automatically sent it to the bidder without consulting him. Why? [More]

Google Begins Testing Buy Button On Select Mobile Searches

Google Begins Testing Buy Button On Select Mobile Searches

Google has finally made good on those reports that it would simplify the smartphone shopping experience by allowing users to simply hit a “buy button” to complete a transaction straight from sponsored search results, rather than toggling between retailer websites. Today, the company announced it is officially testing what it calls Purchases. [More]

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Woman Suing Ebay Claims She Owns The Sun, Has The Right To Sell Real Estate There

Although no sovereign nation can claim ownership over any celestial bodies, one woman is taking eBay to court, saying she has the right to sell real estate on the Sun. As in, that big fiery ball up in the sky where no one could possibly live. [More]