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  • Silicon Valley Capitulates to Jesse Jackson Shakedown

    05/30/2014 11:25:37 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 23 replies
    NLPC ^ | May 29, 2014 | Carl Horowitz
    In the sixth year of the presidency of an African-American, and long after Jesse Jackson, Sr. is considered relevant to anything, Silicon Valley's biggest companies are rushing in to resuscitate his career as tribute artist. Jackson once again has resorted to his anachronistic but apparently still effective playbook. He issues an ultimatum for more "diversity." As he sees it, the company has a choice: 1) expand hiring, marketing and other activities in ways that favor nonwhites; or 2) get ready for a boycott, picketing, a lawsuit or other bad publicity, even though it has been years since he has...
  • iPhones frozen by hackers demanding ransom

    05/27/2014 2:16:26 PM PDT · by for-q-clinton · 28 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 27 May 2014 | Matthew Sparkes
    Owners of iPhones and iPads have been targeted by a hacker who is freezing iOS devices and demanding a ransom of up to £55 to unlock them. ... "I went to check my phone and there was a message on the screen (it's still there) saying that my device(s) had been hacked by 'Oleg Pliss' and he/she/they demanded $100 USD/EUR (sent by paypal to lock404(at)hotmail.com) to return them to me. ... "Such scams have been around for years. By using the credentials to access an Apple iCloud account, the attackers can enable the 'Find My iPhone' service - this is...
  • Australian Apple Macs, iPhones, iPads hijacked, digitally held for ransom

    05/27/2014 10:42:08 AM PDT · by Swordmaker · 24 replies
    MacDailyNews ^ | Tuesday, May 27, 2014 · 9:27 am ·
    “Owners of Apple devices across Australia are having them digitally held for ransom by hackers demanding payment before they will relinquish control,” Ben Grubb reports for Fairfax Media. “iPad, iPhone and Mac owners in Queensland, NSW, Western Australia, South Australia and Victoria have reported having their devices held hostage.” “One iPhone user, a Fairfax Media employee in Sydney, said she was awoken at 4am on Tuesday to a loud ‘lost phone’ message that said ‘Oleg Pliss’ had hacked her phone. She was instructed to send $50 to a PayPal account to have it unlocked,” Grubb reports. “It is likely hackers...
  • eBay Hacked, Urges All Members to Change Passwords Immediately

    05/21/2014 4:43:38 PM PDT · by kingattax · 32 replies
    Yahoo ^ | May 21, 2014 | Jason O. Gilbert
    The online auction and sales giant eBay posted a message Wednesday morning saying that it had been hacked, urging all of its members to change their passwords. The company said in a statement that a database containing encrypted passwords had been breached, but that financial data, including credit card information, was stored separately and was still safe. Hackers were able to gain access to eBay employee log-ins, eBay said, which in turn gave them access to the encoded passwords. eBay says that no unauthorized transactions have yet been made with the information. But if you’re an eBay user, you still...
  • ebay wants users to change passwords due to cyberattack

    05/21/2014 7:19:22 AM PDT · by Rodney Dangerfield · 15 replies
    Streetinsider.com ^ | May, 21st, 2014 | N/A
    eBay Inc. (Nasdaq: EBAY) said beginning later today it will be asking eBay users to change their passwords because of a cyberattack that compromised a database containing encrypted passwords and other non-financial data. After conducting extensive tests on its networks, the company said it has no evidence of the compromise resulting in unauthorized activity for eBay users, and no evidence of any unauthorized access to financial or credit card information, which is stored separately in encrypted formats. However, changing passwords is a best practice and will help enhance security for eBay users.
  • eBay ends auction for beached sperm whale in Newfoundland

    05/06/2014 5:37:38 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 4 replies
    thestar ^ | May 5, 2014 | Peter Edwards
    There’s still a chance to own your very own bloated sperm whale carcass. Even though the town of Cape St. George, N.L., has been foiled by eBay in its attempt to sell a beached sperm whale that washed up on its shores last week, the mayor remains hopeful someone will take the 12-metre carcass off his hands. Peter Fenwick, the mayor of the town on Newfoundland’s west coast, put the whale up for sale on eBay. “Once the fat and flesh is removed you have a spectacular 40-foot (12-metre) skeleton of the largest toothed whale in the world, great for...
  • Detroit Creates eBay for Abandoned Houses

    04/19/2014 1:12:09 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 38 replies
    http://www.frontpagemag.com ^ | april 19, 2014 | daniel greenfield
    “Have you ever thought you’d see the mayor and council working together?,” says the voice on a Detroit radio ad. No, we didn’t. But this ad, set to hit Detroit radio airwaves April 21st features both Mayor Mike Duggan and City Council President Brenda Jones. The ad showcases the website buildingdetroit.org which features 12 city-owned properties in East English Village, each home waiting for an owner as long as they are willing to rehab the property and move in. Mike Duggan: NOT REALLY. THIS IS MIKE DUGGAN AND IT IS A NEW DAY IN DETROIT. INSTEAD OF JUST KNOCKING DOWN...
  • eBay Adds New ‘Virtual Currency’ Category to US Site

    04/04/2014 6:52:11 AM PDT · by Errant · 6 replies
    Coin Desk ^ | 4 April 2014 | Jon Southurst
    eBay’s main US site has introduced a category for ‘Virtual Currency’, with listings for dozens of bitcoin and altcoin-related activities – including shares in mining operations. Although eBay is still not accepting bitcoin as an official payment, any recognition of the currency is significant since eBay is the parent company of PayPal, the payments firm long earmarked for disruption by many bitcoin fans. The popular online auction site and marketplace quietly included the category in its ‘Category Changes‘ list for April under ‘Coins and Paper Money’. At press time there were multiple entries for bitcoin and altcoin trades, Mining Hardware,...
  • eBay Building Digital Wallet That Stores ‘Multiple Types’ of Currency

    02/19/2014 6:48:39 PM PST · by TsonicTsunami08 · 8 replies
    Coin Desk ^ | February 19, 2014 | Nermin Hajdarbegovic
    John Donahoe, eBay’s CEO, has confirmed that the company is building a digital wallet for PayPal that can take multiple types of currency.
  • Will eBay Founders Omidyar's First Look Media Make Waves?

    02/11/2014 8:20:28 AM PST · by BansheeBill · 2 replies
    Ecommercebytes blog ^ | Julia Wilkinson
    eBay Founder Pierre Omidyar is starting a news outlet called First Look Media. In the site's animated video, he describes it as "a new kind of marriage between a technology company and a new kind of newsroom," and that one of its goals will be to "make it easier for journalists to deliver the transformative stories we all need." Omidyar is known as a philanthropist, and has put his money where his mouth is (in this case, he is reportedly investing $250 million in the First Look venture). His Omidyar Network - with its funding of many altruistic initiatives such...
  • Winning Bid on Super Rare NES Game is $99,902

    01/31/2014 4:05:51 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    Game Spot ^ | January 27, 2014 | Emanuel Maiberg
    [UPDATE] Following the publication of this story, a reporter for Wired spoke with the seller, who reportedly said the auction was bid up by trolls and the high bidder does not intend to pay up. The original story is below.$99,902 is the winning bid on the extremely rare NES game Nintendo World Championships that was auctioned off on eBay today. Historically, that is an extremely high price for this item. For comparison, In 2011 another copy of the Nintendo World Championships fetched $11,000 on eBay, and that version was in much better condition. This could very well be a fake...
  • EBay considering accepting bitcoin as payment

    01/23/2014 9:33:19 AM PST · by Errant · 23 replies
    CNBC ^ | 23 January 2014 | Mark Berniker
    Ebay is now considering allowing customers to use bitcoin for payment for both eBay and PayPal, sources inside the company told CNBC. The company hasn't yet made a decision, and is waiting for the regulatory framework to become clearer before it makes a final call, the sources told CNBC. Next month, eBay US and eBay UK will allow its customers to buy and sell bitcoins for the first time.
  • Police: Man steals brains to sell on eBay

    01/03/2014 10:26:10 AM PST · by Red Badger · 53 replies
    WTVR ^ | 6:59 p.m. EST January 1, 2014 | By Bill McCleery
    This was not was your typical undercover sting. For starters, it was happening at an Indiana Dairy Queen. And the target was brains. Yeah, a brain bandit. The arrest last month of a 21-year-old suspect uncovered, police say, a macabre scheme to steal the brains of dead mental patients and sell them online. The suspect was peddling some 60 brains. And yes, amazingly there were customers. The arrest in this case also unearthed a few questions. We will try and answer them. Where did the suspect get 60 brains? Suspect David Charles allegedly stole more than 60 jars of brain...
  • George Zimmerman's eBay painting: Winning bid of $100,099.99

    12/21/2013 10:11:45 AM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 53 replies
    The Orlando Sentinel ^ | 12/21/2013 | Kevin P. Connolly
    George Zimmerman earned a new title today — professional artist — when eBay bidding ended on his six-figure oil painting. The winning bid: $100,099.99. It wasn't immediately known who bought Zimmerman's original oil painting showing part of an American flag washed in blue with the words "God," "one nation," and "with liberty and justice for all" printed in the flag stripes. Bidding ended at 12:55 p.m. today. "Whoever wins within the Continental United States, will receive this painting delivered by me personally. Your friend," Zimmerman told his commenters on the eBay auction site.
  • Report: George Zimmerman original artwork going for nearly 100K on eBay

    12/17/2013 1:40:54 PM PST · by imardmd1 · 63 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | December 17, 2013 | N/A
    George Zimmerman, the man acquitted of murder in July in the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, is selling an original canvas painting on eBay, according to a MyNews13.com report. According to the report, Zimmerman's brother confirmed the authenticity of the eBay listing, which is for a painting of a blue U.S. flag featuring the words "God, One Nation, with Liberty and Justice for All," in white letters.
  • George Zimmerman selling artwork...bids have reached $100,000 [ebay.com]

    12/17/2013 2:52:48 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 27 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 12/17/13 | Joshua Gardner
    George Zimmerman is selling an original painting on eBay and with several days remaining on the auction, bids on the former neighborhood watch captain’s art had reached $100,000. The Florida man posted his painting Monday, less than a week after domestic abuse charges against him were dropped when his girlfriend Samantha Scheibe chose not to pursue them....
  • Bids for George Zimmerman artwork near $100,000

    12/17/2013 7:22:31 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    CNN ^ | December 17, 2013 | Vivian Kuo
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)George Zimmerman can now add "painter" to his resume after the former neighborhood watchman purportedly listed an original painting on eBay. The 18-by-24-inch canvas features a blue, waving American flag with the words, "God, one nation, with liberty and justice for all" emblazoned across it. The auction was posted Monday at a starting bid of 99 cents and is scheduled to end Saturday. As of Tuesday morning, 98 bids were logged for the painting, ratcheting the price up to $99,966. The next bid would top $100,000. Zimmerman's brother, Robert Zimmerman Jr., confirmed that George painted the piece. "Everyone has been...
  • George Zimmerman lists painting on eBay to thousands of dollars in bids

    12/16/2013 4:48:20 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 27 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | Monday, December 16, 2013, 7:31 PM | Nina Golgowski /
    The signed painting of a blue American flag was listed Monday with a starting bid of $50 before easily rising to an astonishing $15,000 while under the user name 'theRealGeorgeZ.'
  • Morgan Stanley says internet companies overvalued, lowers view

    11/11/2013 3:50:01 PM PST · by xzins · 14 replies
    Global Post ^ | November 11, 2013 18:02 | Thomson Reuters
    Morgan Stanley lowered its industry view on internet stocks to "in-line" from "attractive," saying growth in the sector needs to accelerate to justify current valuations. Shares of Facebook Inc and LinkedIn Corp have more than doubled in the last one year, and trade 44 and 97 times forward earnings, according to Thomson Reuters data. Google Inc's shares have risen 56 percent in the same period and trade almost 20 times earnings, data showed. Morgan Stanley analysts said the rise in the valuation of internet stocks has been due to investors looking at the total addressable market (TAM) opportunity with minimal...
  • First Google, then Amazon, Next the NASDAQ and Now eBay is Down Hard

    08/23/2013 2:43:45 AM PDT · by Iron Munro · 27 replies
    Shenandoah (blog) ^ | August 23, 2013 03:45 ET | John Galt
    I don’t know what’s going on around here (see this thread) but there is a definite trend on what is happening to major web based companies this week. When I tried to check my eBay account this morning, this is the message I received: "THIS PAGE CAN'T BE DISPLAYED"
  • eBay unveils 3D printing app Exact

    07/22/2013 10:03:04 AM PDT · by null and void · 10 replies
    Creative Bloq ^ | Jul 16, 2013 14:23 pm
    Customize your 3D-printed online purchases thanks to the auction giant's new smartphone app eBay Exact. Internet auction giant eBay has raised the 3D printing stakes with the beta release of eBay Exact - an app that allows you to customize 3D-printed products including iPhone cases, jewellery and figurines. Simply select one of the available trinkets, choose a design, and then you can add your own personal touch to create an one-of-a-kind item. The app's landing page states: "With our first foray into 3D printing technology, we have partnered with Sculpteo, MakerBot, and Hot Pop Factory who are leaders in 3D...
  • Company director dies after falling off boat he had bought just hours earlier to sail around the wor

    07/18/2013 7:31:55 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 81 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 15:28 EST, 16 July 2013
    Hany Mustapha, 46, from Worcester Park, Surrey, had just picked up a 21ft sloop bought through eBay and set sail in strong winds from Poole, Dorset, running into trouble minutes later. The yacht was discovered 'ghosting' hours later, running aground deserted on the Isle of Wight with its engine still running. ... Mr Mustapha was a member of a local motor yachting club on the River Thames and had completed a one-week sailing course with his second wife, Liz, in Turkey in 2011. He was also studying for his Master Yachtsman certificate in his spare time. However, the coroner said...
  • Google And Apple Are Crazy Not To Attempt To Acquire eBay

    With the cash position and the powerful currency Google (GOOG) has in its own share price, it seems crazy that it has not made an attempt to acquire eBay. It is more difficult to justify not acquiring eBay (EBAY) in this price range than it would be to actually buy it. It should be immediately accretive to earnings, both companies are highly profitable and would be a rare corporate marriage that would benefit the acquiree and the acquirer perhaps equally. In a world of impetuous, hair-brained M&A activity, the word "synergy" has become a bit of a cliché. In the...
  • gold coins on ebay

    04/26/2013 5:47:16 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 27 replies
    muhself ^ | 4-26-13 | me
    anyone have a seller they trust or recommend for buying gold coins?
  • Firms Will Regret Deal With Devil On Internet Tax

    04/24/2013 2:43:47 PM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 46 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 24 April 2013 | Editorial
    Government: Non-Internet businesses claim a looming, unprecedented collection of state sales taxes on their online competitors is not a new tax. They will regret their pact with the devil tax collector. The new Internet sales tax legislation currently being steamrolled through the Democratic-controlled Senate with White House support is not some kind of untax, a government revenue version of the Uncola. It's not that "certain je ne sais quoi, fresh, clean, no aftertaste!" The National Retail Federation imaginatively claims "this is not a new tax" and claims that non-Internet stores "cannot compete on sales tax," and therefore "Congress needs to...
  • IRS High-Tech Tools Track Your Digital Foorprint

    04/06/2013 4:19:30 AM PDT · by benasawin · 101 replies
    US News ^ | 4-5-2013 | Richard Satran
    The Internal Revenue Service is collecting a lot more than taxes this year--it's also acquiring a huge volume of personal information on taxpayers' digital activities, from eBay auctions to Facebook posts and, for the first time ever, credit card and e-payment transaction records, as it expands its search for tax cheats to places it's never gone before.
  • Autographed Photo of Jim Carrey Auctions on eBay—So Seller Can Buy Gun!

    03/26/2013 9:00:57 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 31 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | March 26, 2013 | Gregory Gwyn-Williams Jr.
    A seller on eBay is auctioning off his autographed photo of Jim Carrey so that he can afford to buy a gun to protect his family. … The seller says he lost all respect for Carrey after watching his video which mocks Charlton Heston and gun owners. …
  • Push for online sales taxes picks up steam in Congress

    02/15/2013 3:27:45 PM PST · by CutePuppy · 23 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | February 14, 2013 | Reuters
    U.S. states could collect millions of dollars in online sales taxes, with members of both parties in Congress sponsoring legislation Thursday that would resolve states' decades-long struggle to tax businesses beyond their borders. "Small businesses and states alike are suffering from the inability to collect due — not new — taxes from purchases made online," said Rep. Steve Womack, R-Ark., adding the legislation is a "bipartisan, bicameral, common-sense solution that promotes states' rights and levels the playing field for our Main Street businesses." Legislation on the Amazon tax, named for the colossal Internet retailer, has languished for years. ..... <...
  • Guy Buys $123 Safe on eBay, Finds Major Cash Inside

    01/22/2013 5:41:37 AM PST · by rawhide · 88 replies
    newser.com ^ | Feb 17, 2012 | By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
    When James Labrecque listed an old safe—to which he did not have the combination—on eBay, the seller warned, "What you see is what you get, no returns, and no money back." A Tennessee man purchased it for $122.93, had a welder cut it open—and found $26,000 inside. The buyer shared the news with Labrecque via a positive review on the auction site, and Labrecque quickly attempted to convince the buyer to give him some of the cash, to no avail. In fact, WMC-TV reports, the buyer quoted Labrecque's own eBay disclaimer right back to him when turning him down. "I...
  • Tactical Assault Rock from CroMagnum Arms International(CAI) NOW IN BLACK!

    01/20/2013 10:23:37 AM PST · by Ellendra · 15 replies
    Ebay ^ | Jan 15, 2013 | drizzt203
    CROMAGNUM ARMS INTERNATIONAL(CAI) ASSAULT ROCK-TACTICAL MODEL The assault rock is back. These have been flying off the shelf since Cain first took the tactical advantage against Abel. Get this low speed, high drag assault rock while you still can. This is next on Dianne Feinstein's list. NOW IN EXTRA TACTICAL BLACK! Features: -enhanced grip texture -easily concealable -can be thrown as fast as you can swing your arm -low tech tactical black spray paint ALL PROFIT WILL BE DONATED TO NRA-ILA
  • Blonde becomes internet celebrity after posting dress on eBay

    01/15/2013 6:18:55 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 20 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 15 January 2013 | Sam Webb
    A woman who listed her dress on eBay has become an instant celebrity after accidentally including a naked view of herself in the website listing. The blonde, identified only by the user ID as 'sugart*t-2' hung the mustard yellow skater dress by ASOS on her wardrobe door to photograph it for listing. But she failed to notice her own reflection in the door mirror, camera in hand, and in just a black bra and no knickers.
  • No Regulation? No Problem

    01/02/2013 4:15:04 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 2, 2013 | John Stossel
    In the short time since President Obama was re-elected, government has issued hundreds of new regulations. The bureaucrats never stop. There are now more than 170,000 pages of federal regulations. President Obama wants still more rules. Cheering on increased financial regulation, he said, "We've got to keep moving forward." To the president, and probably most Americans, "forward" means passing more laws. It is scary to think about a world without regulation. Intuition leads us to think that without government we'd be victims of fraud, as I explain in my latest book, "No, They Can't!" But our intuition is wrong. Consider...
  • eBay Yanks Beck’s ‘Obama in Pee Pee’ Art Project Meant to Raise Money for Charity

    11/29/2012 12:38:35 PM PST · by Lucky9teen · 20 replies
    (Editor’s note: The video above features Beck’s radio segment from Wednesday morning, discussing the eBay incident.)The popular online auction site eBay has yanked a piece of artwork done by Glenn Beck citing its belief that the project featured an Obama figurine floating in actual urine (it was not, however). Bids can now be emailed in the subject line to the following email address set up by Beck: obamapeepee@glennbeck.com (Related: Liberals Goes Berserk Over Beck’s ‘Obama in Pee Pee,’ Hurl Expletives at Beck)On Tuesday evening, Glenn Beck featured an Obama bobble head doll in a jar of yellow liquid, catalyzed by Michael D’Anouto’s painting titled,...
  • Anti-Jihad Ads Considered Constitutional

    10/01/2012 2:02:13 PM PDT · by Cindy · 67 replies
    COLLEGIAN.csufresno.edu - Top Opinion Story ^ | September 24, 2012 | Liana Whitehead
    SNIPPET: "New York City is the center of a public uproar as Internet blogger Pamela Gellar rises with an “anti-jihad” ad campaign." SNIPPET: "Gellar and her group are protesting the Jihad, which in definition is the religious duty of Muslims. According to the Dictionary of Islam, jihad is defined as “A religious war with those who are unbelievers in the mission of Muhammad . . . enjoined especially for the purpose of advancing Islam and repelling evil from Muslims.” The literal meaning of jihad, according to the British Broadcasting Network, “is struggle or effort, and it means much more than...
  • EBay Bans Magic Potions, Curses, Spells

    08/18/2012 2:13:37 PM PDT · by Joseph Harrolds · 19 replies
    ABC News ^ | Aug 16, 2012
    Looking a for a spell that will make your partner lust for you and only you? Or a black magic revenge incantation to curse your enemy? Or maybe a good old-fashioned $51 demon-obliterating potion that promises to “destroy heavy demonic energies, entities, beings and forces” is all you need. ...Beginning Aug.30, the online auction site will ban the sale of curses, spells, hexes, magic, prayers, blessing services, magic potions, healing sessions and more. Perhaps it’s the intangibility of hexes and curses that makes them tough to host. “EBay regularly reviews categories and updates our policies based on customer feedback,” a...
  • Michael Jackson image in bird droppings for sale

    08/14/2012 9:46:24 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 39 replies
    kvia.com ^ | 13 Aug 2012 | Denise Crosby
    A man in Chicago said he hopes rabid Michael Jackson fans will appreciate, and pay top dollar for, a gift that a passing bird left on his windshield -- a likeness of the King of Pop. Brandon Tudor placed the scat-covered windshield up for auction on eBay with a starting bid of $500. Tudor told the Chicago-Sun Times that the gift from above landed on his windshield as he was driving with his girlfriend and daughters. He said upon splattering, everyone in the car saw the resemblance to the singer, even more so once the droppings "hardened." "Everybody loves it,"...
  • LA sheriff: Man recovers prized sports car stolen in 1970 after spotting it on eBay

    07/15/2012 9:42:39 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 3 replies
    WaPo ^ | 15 July 2012 | AP story
    <p>LOS ANGELES — A Texas man whose prized sports car was stolen 42 years ago recovered the vehicle in California after spotting it on eBay, authorities said Sunday.</p> <p>Robert Russell told the Los Angeles County sheriff’s officials that he had never given up searching for the 1967 Austin-Healey after it was stolen from his Philadelphia home in 1970.</p>
  • Texas Man Finds Stolen Car 42 Years Later (1967 Austin-Healey on eBay)

    Texas Man Finds Stolen Car 42 Years LaterBy ALON HARISH | Good Morning America – 13 hrs ago Bob Russell could not be blamed for losing hope that he would reunite with his 1967 Austin-Healey. Stolen outside his Philadelphia apartment 42 years ago, the British roadster seemed a lost cause. But thanks to the Internet and some creative police work, Russell has his pride and joy back. When Russell, then a graduate student at Temple University, returned home the morning after a date with his future wife, his car was nowhere to be found. For decades since, he searched for...
  • (Obamanomics) A New Mexico Woman Is Selling Her Soul On eBay

    07/06/2012 2:03:45 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 31 replies
    Business Insider ^ | July 5, 2012 | Zachry Floro
    A New Mexico Woman Is Selling Her Soul On eBay People can sell their souls on eBay? A New Mexico woman named Lori is doing just that, and bidding has already jumped from $100 to $405 in just a day. Describing it as a "slightly used soul," Lori is offering buyers a "Carfax" so they can see the black and white marks her soul has accumulated over the years. Religious bidders can save Lori's soul through conversion or prayer. Pop culture abounds with examples of people selling their souls to the devil in exchange for money, however, this doesn't seem...
  • An SR-71 Blackbird Tail Fin Is For Sale On eBay For $1 Million

    06/02/2012 6:42:00 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 35 replies
    Jalopnik ^ | June 1, 2012 | Benjamin Preston
    An SR-71 Blackbird Tail Fin Is For Sale On eBay For $1 Million A tail rudder from the fastest airplane in the world could be yours — for a cool $1 million. The seller didn't say if it was a spare part, or if it was once part of a functioning SR-71 Blackbird, which is an important distinction given the cost. When it debuted in 1964, the SR-71 Blackbird — the mean looking surveillance aircraft that cruised high above the Soviet Union at speeds of up to mach 3.5 — cost the U.S. Air Force $34 million per air frame....
  • Italy busts eBay looted artefacts ring

    05/23/2012 6:42:50 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 5 replies
    VancouverDesi ^ | May 18, 2012 | AFP str-glr/dt/har
    Italian police on Friday said they were investigating 70 people for trading thousands of looted archaeological artefacts including ancient coins and vases on Internet auction site eBay. The investigation began when the police found an eBay announcement in 2009 and they tracked down a father and son team of tomb raiders in a village in Calabria in southern Italy who had dug up Byzantine, Greek and Roman burials. Police said in a statement they had seized 16,344 artefacts including bronze and silver coins, rings and ceramic vases, as well as 10 metal detectors. Most of the pieces came from the...
  • Neil Armstrong's Corvette lands on eBay

    05/03/2012 8:20:54 PM PDT · by Lazlo in PA · 66 replies
    FOX News ^ | 05-03-12 | FoxNews.com
    It didn’t go to the Moon, but it sure looks like it did. A 1967 Chevrolet Corvette once owned by Neil Armstrong is being auctioned on eBay. The blue coupe sat unused in a garage since 1981, before being purchased by its current owner in February of this year. It’s in barely running condition, but is mostly original. Aside from a new carburetor, water pump, muffler and wheels, the only major modification is a set of poorly done fender flares. The fully-documented ‘Vette has a 390 hp 427 cubic-inch V8 running through a four-speed manual transmission and, fitting of a...
  • PayPal Changes Customer Identity Program, Amends Privacy Policy (no rights, no more privacy online)

    02/29/2012 11:41:51 AM PST · by STARWISE · 34 replies · 2+ views
    Auction Bytes ^ | 2-27-12 | Ina Steiner
    PayPal is making changes to its privacy policy that will go into effect on April 1, 2012. The online payments unit of eBay is also adding extensively to its "Identity Authentication" section that all buyers and sellers must agree to as part of the User Agreement. PayPal said it was making changes to its Customer Identification program "as a result of changes in the law." Somewhat ironically, an alert reader noticed that PayPal users are unable to opt-out of AdChoice, a program that allows PayPal and other eBay entities to share information about visitors' past activities with its partners in...
  • Can Health Care Be Bought and Sold on eBay?

    02/25/2012 5:15:49 AM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 25, 2012 | John C. Goodman
    We're not quite there yet. But there is a new website that is getting close. A small, emerging online service called MediBid is creating an actual market that puts doctors together with patients who need care. Here's the best thing about it. Patients who use this service can cut their health care costs in half. No, that's not a misprint. Patients who obtain care through MediBid pay about half as much as BlueCross pays. Ditto for all the major employer plans as well as the other big insurance companies. Patients frequently pay even less than what government pays under...
  • Barack Obama's old car fails to sell

    02/02/2012 7:48:04 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 46 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | February 2, 2012 | Rob Manker
    What's the value of a car used by Barack Obama? Apparently not $1 million. An eBay auction for a gray 2005 Chrysler 300C leased by Obama before he became president closed late Wednesday with no bids meeting that minimum asking price, after which the listing agent hinted that $1 million might have been too much to expect.
  • PayPal Tells A Buyer To Destroy A $2,500 Antique Violin Instead Of Returning It For A Refund

    01/04/2012 4:06:38 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 12 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 1-4-12 | Kim Bhasin
    PayPal is feeling the wrath of the viral web yet again, fresh off of a spat with Regretsy that unleashed a wave of negative PR. What did it do this time? An eBay seller named Erica sent a letter in to Regretsy outlining a recent experience with PayPal that cost her what is apparently a $2,500 antique violin. According to Erica, she sold the violin to a buyer in Canada, who disputed the label. PayPal declared the violin "counterfeit" (which Erica says there's no such thing in the violin world), and told the buyer to destroy the violin if he...
  • TomTom GO 700 Automotive GPS Receiver (Ebay ad with a storyline)

    09/24/2011 4:06:47 AM PDT · by tlb · 24 replies
    eBay ^ | Sep 23, 2011 | dave200661
    You are bidding on a TomTom Go 700 This was my wife's, may her knicker draw be infested with the fleas of a thousand Camels... The Go 700 was once the top of the range Sat Nav from TomTom, with an internal Hard Disk Drive instead of the traditional SD Card, and had full Bluetooth and Wireless capabilities. I bought this for the back-stabbing harlot, some four or five years ago, before she met Nigel with the Little Penis, and it cost me over £400... As bless her cheating little heart, she gets lost driving out of the street...perhaps without...
  • Was Nicolas Cage a vampire during the Civil War? This $1,000,000 photograph holds the answers

    09/18/2011 5:35:23 AM PDT · by Virginia Ridgerunner · 92 replies
    io9.com ^ | September 17, 2011 | io9.com
    Are you an unhinged billionaire? Are you a sucker for impulse buys? Do you sit around wondering if the fellow née Nicolas Kim Coppola is an immortal Confederate soldier who feasts on human blood? Then have I got an eBay purchase for you, pilgrim! Behold this recent auction titled "Nicolas Cage is a Vampire / Photo from 1870 / Tennessee":
  • Sales of gold up on eBay amid stock market turmoil

    08/14/2011 2:01:42 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 42 replies
    Aol News/AP ^ | 14/8/11 | Rachel Metz
    SAN FRANCISCO -For gold sellers on eBay, the recent stock market turmoil has been a boon for business. Gold and silver sales on eBay had already been rising steadily over the past several years — so much so that eBay Inc. created a special area in May to make it easier for buyers to find sellers. Now, activity is intensifying as consumers unnerved by the economic uncertainty flock to gold in hopes it will be a stable investment. The stock market just ended one of its most volatile weeks in years. Through most of last week, the average selling price...
  • CASEY ANTHONY LATEX RUBBER MASK EXT. RARE (80 bids, $2K bid so far on eBay)

    07/26/2011 11:18:02 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 20 replies
    Get your bids in now, right here. God, 80 people, or thereabouts, actually want to own it. Ours is a sick society, very sick, gravely sick. (No, I have absolutely nothing to do with the sale of that hideous thing.)