Improved Seller Protection for eBay

September 30, 2010

eBay are known to protect buyers from dodgy sellers but it’s only recently they announced that they are improving the protection sellers have from troublesome and problematic buyers. One of the main changes is the change in starring ratings when leaving feedback.

When sellers opt to sell a product with free shipping they are automatically given five stars for their postage and packaging ratings.

If your default handling time is set to one day and provide tracking information and eBay knows you have sent the products then you’ll automatically get five stars for despatch time. This is great news for all good sellers!

eBay profits soar with Skype sale

September 29, 2010

eBay, world famous online auction site, sold a 65% stake of its internet phone company Skype for a whopping $2bn late last September. This has seen eBay’s profits soar 16% compared to figures last year of $2.37bn.

In the three months leading up to December, eBay made a net profit of $1.36bn, or £835m which is up from £367 for the same period last year. During the Christmas period, online shopping had increased which saw PayPal profits grow and sales rocket. eBay claim that even without the sale of part of Skype, profit was still way ahead of market expectations.

New Community Hub launched on eBay

September 23, 2010

You may or may not have noticed the original eBay forums and groups center had been pulled down and taken offline just the other night and has now been replaced with a new look and new format.

Many eBay community members will notice the local favourite haunts such as the Nags Head and Q&A now longer exist sadly, though many will be pleased to hear the Round Table had survived the re-vamp. Why this and not the others, we do not know.

If you’ve not tried the new community hub out yet, go and do it now! Tell us what you think of it. Which aspects of it do you like? What don’t you like?

Tiffany Jewellers loses court case against eBay

September 15, 2010

Tiffany & Co, world famous jewellers challenged eBay several years ago over claims that eBay engaged in false advertising and the selling of counterfeit goods. This lawsuit was made in 2004. The federal court judge indicates that there were no evidence found against eBay to prove that eBay listings were either misleading nor confusing. Between 2003 and 2006, Tiffany claimed that hundreds and thousands of listings selling counterfeit Tiffany jewellery were sold through eBay and that eBay should have done more to prevent these sales from taking place.

Haye vs Harrison tickets

September 8, 2010

Haye vs Harrison tickets on eBay, has anyone seen any signs of Haye vs Harrison tickets yet that will be on the 13Th November at the MEN in Manchester.

Last time Haye fought people got hold of reserved tickets and you could bid on them on eBay before the seller actually had them.

The tickets officially go on sale at 12 pm today and there are rumours that a ring side seat starts at £825 but if you don’t have that sort of cash you can pick up tickets for £25-£80 dependant on seats.

What would you pay for a seat to the all English world title fight?

Haye VS Harrison

Haye VS Harrison

Nosh and Breks Macclesfield

September 7, 2010

DON’T TRUST THIS CAFE!!! (this is only my opinion read below)

Nosh and Breks Macclesfield, I want to talk about one or two things that are continually happening at the little cafe in Macclesfield on Hurdsfield Road.

A friend of mine lives around the corner on Garden Street, the road is renowned for being a very busy road and is consistently full of parked cars from the residents and people trying to avoid parking charges at the local train station.

As my friend has two cars, he and his girlfriend sometimes get pushed out of the parking spaces on the street by working late or just being unlucky. The next best place to park is outside Nosh and Breks cafe because of street lights etc.

The first time he did this a mad lady stormed out of the cafe telling him he could not park there as the space infornt of the shop is used by cars, truck, builders etc stopping for breakfast. As there are no yellow lines or signs she has no rights to the stretch of road.

Now, its not a coincidence that any car that has parked there over night has ended up with a large key scratch all the way down the side facing the shop. It has been reported that over 10 cars have had this happen.

We have no video evidence but if you owned the shop and wanted that space free, what would make the cars that are parking there never return, a deep key scratch?

One car in particularly has been attacked more than 3 times in the same spot with more elaborate scratches.

If this has happened to you please report it here.

All this is circumstantial but if any body has had this happen to them and we let the right authorities know surely they will be forced to investigate further and make this crime stop happening.

Nosh and Breks Macclesfield

Nosh and Breks Macclesfield

UK eBay shill bidder fined £50k

September 1, 2010

Fresh warnings come after Paul Barrett of County Durham became the first Briton to be fined for faking bids on his own auctions. He set up two separate accounts in order to deceive hid bidders.

Trading Standards of North Yorkshire stated that by bidding on your own items or getting friends and family members to bid, you are breaking the law. 39 year old Paul, who works owns a minibus hire firm will be sentenced in May next year and will face a fine of up to £50,000 after admitting to ten breaches of trading standards regulations, each carrying a maximum fine of £5,000.