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eBay Adjusts Pricing for “Buy It Now” Items

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Corporate News, Internet,

eBay logoeBay has finally taken the Amazon hint and is altering its fee structures for “Buy It Now” items. Going into effect next month, sellers of those and “Fixed Price” items will only pay $.35 for up to 30 days. Buyers can now only pay with credit or debit card, or PayPal.

Scot Wingo, from ChannelAdvisor, says about former opposition to fixed price sales, “The previous management tried to fight it. This management is more willing to ride along with it.”

No doubt eBay is hoping that this will increase flat out sales during the upcoming holiday season.

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Lord Sells Life on eBay

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Household, Internet,

David Piper

Remember when we told you about Ian Usher? Now David Piper is following suit by auctioning off his life on eBay through August 11. Originally, the Lord of Warleigh placed an ad in the International Herald Tribune in 2002 seeking a mate and received more than 2,000 replies. However, the one he chose didn’t work out. After being diagnosed with prostate cancer, he plans to move to London for treatment and figures he should get about £6 million. Items include six acres, contemporary art, a waterside residence with a view of the Channel, his two Bentleys, and possibly contact info on those ladies he turned down.

(Oddly enough, when we went back to the eBay site, it claimed that bidding was over. Maybe the chap has decided to remain the master of his domain.)

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Bid on Marty McFly’s Hoverboard

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Misc. Tech, Movies, Transportation,

HoverboardNow you get a piece of “Back to the Future” with one of the original Mattel Hoverboards used in the film. It is in used but good condition and made of hand painted wood and metal with textured styling. It features a rear ball bearing-mounted footpad that rotates 360º and the bottom “magnet plates.” Available on eBay until August 1, you have to be a super Marty McFly fan as they are expecting bids between $30,000 and $50,000.

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Win a Meeting with Miley Cyrus

Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Movies, Music, Television,

Miley CyrusIn an attempt to raise money for her family’s charity (and probably sound good PR for herself), is auctioning off a “meet and greet” with her at an upcoming red carpet event.

The person who bids the most money for the Pappy Cyrus Family Foundation - an organization that supports underprivileged children - will have the opportunity to join the singer at the November premiere of Bolt, an animated Disney film Cyrus is a part of. The bidding, which began last night and ends July 29, currently stands at just over $2000. (I believe parents paid just about that much for tickets to her last concert tour.)

Other items up for grabs in the eBay auction include clothing actually worn by the star and autographed posters and cds. You can learn more about the fundraiser from Miley in a video clip found after the jump.

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Ian Usher Sells His Life for $233,000

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Household, Internet,

Ian UsherTalk about depressing. Ian Usher was obviously devastated when his wife left him since he decided to auction off his life on eBay. The Australian resident was hoping to raise $475,000.00 to make a fresh start. The package included most of his worldly possessions and a chance to take over his job. The first day it appeared that the bids went as high as $2.1 million. Unfortunately, it turned out to be a glitch in the system, so when all was said and done the highest bid was only $233,000. While that is only about half of what he would have liked, that seems enough to make a pretty decent start.

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Collectors Line Up for Joker Doll

Joker action figureWhile the whole thing seems a bit morbid, I guess you kind of have to understand the reasoning.

In New York, collectors reportedly starting lining up around 4 A.M. this morning to cash in on Batman memorabilia.  Their object of desire?  The /Joker action figure.  The item, which sells for $9.99, quickly disappeared from the Times Square Toys “R” Us store and ended up on the internet within a matter of hours.  (There’s nothing like a tragic death that makes an eBay seller salivate more.)

Although some hopeful profiters have been requesting nearly $50 for both the Joker and Batman figures together, a spokesperson for the toy store says they expect to be getting shipments of products on a regular basis.

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Celebrity Baby Items Up for Auction

Julianne MooreIf you often envision your babies wearing something seen in Us Magazine, this upcoming auction might be right up your alley.

Next week, eBay will feature hand-me-down items from a list of Hollywood celebrities.  The gently-used pieces (at least, I hope they’re gently-used) are being donated in hopes of raising money for several children’s charities.  Organizations benefitting from the proceeds will include the March of Dimes and Save the Children.

Come April 29, interested parties can bid on one of ‘s former messenger-style baby bags, a high chair of Julianne Moore’s and an Adidas track suit worn by Mariska Hargitay’s son.  Elisabeth Hasselbeck and Jeri Ryan are several of the other stars contributing to the cause.

Those wanting to participate can find more information here.

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Stolen Military Equipment Sold Online

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Corporate News, Internet,

Night Vision GogglesAlthough police confiscated articles are being legally sold online, government investigators claim that military items are being sold illegally on eBay and craigslist. Posing as regular buyers, the Feds purchased items on the site that included two F-14 fighter jet components, night vision goggles, body armor, and army uniforms. The Government Accountability Office released a report which stated that the gear “could easily have been shipped overseas and used directly against our troops and allies.”

eBay says that only about 1/10 of 1% of items are military related but that things “slip through the cracks,” while craigslist, with its minimal staff of 25, depends on users to flag items on their site.

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Nintendo Chuck Taylors on eBay

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Wearables, Design, Video Games,

Nintendo Chuck Taylors

If you are a fan of Chuck Taylors, you might want to check out this pair of tennies that Cole Ranze originally designed and hand painted for a friend. We figure his bud passed as they are now up for grabs on eBay until April 13. He used screen printing ink to create the Nintendo characters and you can see the method to his madness or order a pair of your own by checking out his Website. By the way, these shoes don’t come cheaply. The current bid is at about $250.00.

 

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Man Auctions Life on eBay

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Household, Internet, Videos,

Here’s an example of someone who took the idea of dispensing with your past on eBay to the extreme. Ian Usher will be auctioning his life on the site beginning June 22. His reason for doing so is that he wants to leave everything and begin again. The sale will include his house and all contents, as well as his car, motorcycle, and jet ski. He will even give you a one-time introduction to his friends and a chance to take over his job. That’s taking a break-up very seriously to go to such extremes, but since the man is a filmmaker he should get a fairly decent documentary out of the experience.

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