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  • Three-year-old buys pink convertible on Internet

    09/26/2006 5:47:00 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies · 281+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 9/25/06 | Reuters
    LONDON (Reuters) - Jack Neal briefly became the proud owner of a pink convertible car after he managed to buy it for 9,000 pounds ($17,000) on the Internet despite being only three years old. Jack's mother told the BBC she had left her password for the eBay auction site in her computer and her son used the "buy it now" option to complete the purchase. "Jack's a whizz on the PC and just pressed all the right buttons," Rachel Neal said. The seller of the second-hand car, a dealer from Worcestershire, central England, was amused by the bid and agreed...
  • Supreme Court Weighs in on Patent Fight ~ eBay and others

    03/30/2006 10:12:04 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 50 replies · 959+ views
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | March 29, 2006 | TONI LOCY ASSOCIATED PRESS
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court debated the rights of inventors Wednesday, weighing in on a dispute between eBay and a small Virginia patent holder. The case's outcome could mean millions of dollars for inventors working in their garages or in large pharmaceutical labs - including those who develop a product and those who opt only to patent ideas. The dispute between eBay, the Web-based marketplace, and MercExchange is one of several high-profile legal battles that are calling attention to the nation's patent laws, which some critics - including, Yahoo! and Xerox Corp. - say need updating to keep...
  • New Phish - Warning

    02/01/2006 6:08:04 AM PST · by pabianice · 60 replies · 1,723+ views
    Web | 2/1/06
    Got a new, sophisticated phish yesterday: =========================================== eBay sent this message! Your registered name is included to show this message originated from eBay. Learn more. Question from eBay Member -- Respond Now eBay sent this message on behalf of an eBay member via My Messages. Responses sent using email will not reach the eBay member. Use the Respond Now button below to respond to this message. Question from user We are contacting you about the following item: Toshiba rd-xs54 dvd Recorder w 250 gig hard drive (#5856334211) The seller, lkaroll tells us you have mutually agreed not to complete the...
  • Another set of FREAK parents selling their baby's name online

    06/11/2005 11:23:42 PM PDT · by TheOtherOne · 24 replies · 793+ views
    ebay ^ | June 11, 2005 | TheOtherOne
    She's Healthy Happy and has NO NAME! A few weeks ago Terry Gonzalez from ABC KGUN 9 news contacted us wanting to do a story on our unnamed baby. We agreed and a few days later we were everywhere. Our story has been featured on News and Radio across America and other Countries such as the Philippines and Australia Including: KFI News Radio and CNN Anderson Cooper 360 Good Morning America has contacted us They all Want UPDATES!!! Since all the media attention, we have received hundreds of emails and countless phone calls from people suggesting names. After almost two...
  • USPS clicks with eBay ~~ ..... free workshops on how to use online auction company.

    05/21/2005 9:29:58 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 42 replies · 1,340+ views
    The Orange County Register ^ | Saturday, May 21, 2005 | JAN NORMAN The Orange County Register
    "Want to sell your extra stuff on eBay? Visit your local post office." What an unexpected invitation to see on post office posters. The U.S. Postal Service is offering free workshops on how to buy, sell and ship on eBay as part of a national partnership with the world's largest auction Web site. The U.S. Postal Service is offering free workshops on how to buy, sell and ship on eBay as part of a national partnership with the world's largest auction Web site. Three workshops are scheduled in Orange County next week.

    04/16/2005 9:03:04 AM PDT · by NYer · 199 replies · 4,048+ views
    Spirit Daily ^ | April 16, 2005 | Mike Brown
    We are pleased to report that the sale of what was purported to be a Host consecrated by Pope John Paul II and put up for sale on eBay, the on-line auctioneer, has been withdrawn, with the Host handed over to the Diocese of Sioux City, Iowa, where the seller is located [see previous story].The issue garnered national media attention when, within minutes of a link to it on this website Wednesday night,, a Cupertino, California, man offered $2,000 for the Host to keep it out of the hands of witches, satanists, or souvenir hunters.Although eBay claimed it received "a...
  • Indianapolis man indicted in eBay robbery scam

    03/02/2005 11:13:12 PM PST · by I still care · 11 replies · 613+ views
    INDIANAPOLIS - A federal grand jury indicted an Indianapolis man on charges he auctioned vintage muscle cars that he did not own on eBay and then had partners rob would-be buyers at gunpoint when they came to pick up the vehicles. Dewan A. Horne, 24, spent Wednesday night in the Marion County Jail, where he was being held for U.S. marshals. The alleged accomplices were still at large, U.S. Attorney Susan Brooks said in a news release Wednesday. The indictment alleges that Horne would direct out-of-state buyers to a garage on the east side of Indianapolis, where two masked gunmen...
  • Man charged with selling old Hawaiian skull

    09/09/2004 8:00:59 AM PDT · by billorites · 14 replies · 436+ views
    CNN/Reuters ^ | September 8, 2004
    A Southern California man who sold the skull of a Hawaiian woman from the 18th century to undercover agents on eBay was charged on Wednesday with a federal crime. Jerry David Hasson advertised the skull on the Internet auction service eBay as that of a "200-year-old warrior" who died on Maui in the 1790s, prosecutors said, and sold it in February to an undercover agent with the Bureau of Indian Affairs. An analysis showed that the skull belonged to a woman who lived on the Hawaiian islands sometime before 1778 and was about 50 years old when she died, said...
  • Virgin Mary Sandwich Back on eBay

    11/17/2004 10:55:11 AM PST · by telder1 · 15 replies · 930+ views
    Sun-Sentinel ^ | Nov 16,2004 | ap news
    Half of 10-year-old Virgin Mary sandwich back on eBay Associated Press & Posted November 16 2004, 4:25 PM EST HOLLYWOOD -- The Internet auction house eBay Inc. reversed itself Tuesday and is allowing bids for half of a 10-year-old grilled cheese sandwich that its owner says bears the image of the Virgin Mary. Diana Duyser, of Hollywood, put the sandwich up for sale last week, drawing bids as high as $22,000 before eBay pulled the item Sunday night. The page was viewed almost 100,000 times before being taken down. An e-mail Duyser received from eBay said the sandwich broke...
  • Free Republic "Bump List" Register

    09/30/2001 4:46:44 AM PDT · by John Robinson · 191 replies · 12,118+ views
    I have created a public register of "bump lists" here on Free Republic. I define a bump list as a name listed in the "To" field used to index articles. Free Republic Bump List Register
  • Police warn of rising Ebay fraud

    09/14/2003 12:13:45 AM PDT · by PatrioticCowboy · 43 replies · 457+ views
    CBC News (Canada) ^ | 9-13-03 | CBC Online staff
    Police warn of rising Ebay fraud Last Updated Sat, 13 Sep 2003 11:23:21 EDMONTON - Police in Alberta are joining forces with their colleagues in the U.S. to fight crime that knows no borders: Internet and telephone fraud. Alberta will be joining B.C., Ontario and Quebec, which already have agreements with U.S. authorities to share information. The main focus will be call-centre fraud in Canada targeting Americans, but police are hoping the co-operation will allow joint investigations in Internet crime. One area of Internet crime that is growing is fraud involving the online auction site Ebay. Users of the site...
  • Online-Auction Fraud Is Target of Crackdown

    04/29/2003 9:34:36 PM PDT · by Timesink · 4 replies · 327+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | April 30, 2003 | John R. Wilke and Nick Wingfield
    <p>WASHINGTON -- State and federal officials are cracking down on online-auction fraud, with arrests to be announced in several states Wednesday and lawsuits against alleged con artists preying on eBay and other sites.</p> <p>The effort by the Federal Trade Commission and more than two dozen state attorneys general is intended to fight what officials say is a rising tide of Internet fraud. Law-enforcement officials say that more than 48,000 online-fraud referrals were made to state and federal agencies last year, triple the number in 2001. Nearly half of them involved online-auction fraud, according to a study by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.</p>
  • U.S. EBay Seller Refuses Canucks (France, Mexico, Germany too)

    03/25/2003 1:34:07 PM PST · by cdefreese · 123 replies · 396+ views ^ | Mar. 25, 2003 | Charles Mandel
    VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- On eBay, the highest bid wins -- unless the item on sale is a laser printer from CompAtlanta and the bidder happens to be Canadian. That's what a tax consultant discovered last week when he tried to buy a printer on eBay, but was refused by the vendor when it was discovered he lived in Vancouver. David Ingram received notification that his winning bid of $24.50 had been canceled, along with this message: "At the present time, we do not ship to, or accept bids from, Canada, Mexico, France, Germany or any other country that does...
  • French Battle Flag - Ebay auction (funny)

    02/24/2003 9:24:20 PM PST · by Reagan is King · 15 replies · 1,436+ views ^ | 2/24/2003 | unknown
    Funny Ebay auction of a vintage French Battle Flag. Bid before it's gone, lol. FRENCH FLAG
  • Big Brother is watching you on eBay - and documenting

    02/21/2003 9:51:21 AM PST · by I Believe It's Not Butter · 31 replies · 343+ views
    Haaretz ^ | February 21, 2003 | Yuval Dror
    eBay, ever anxious to up profits, bends over backward to provide data to law enforcement officials"I don't know another Web site that has a privacy policy as flexible as eBay's," says Joseph Sullivan. A little bit later, Sullivan explains what he means by the term "flexible." Sullivan is director of the "law enforcement and compliance" department at, the largest retailer in the world. Sullivan was speaking to senior representatives of numerous law-enforcement agencies in the United States on the occasion of "Cyber Crime 2003," a conference that was held last week in Connecticut. His lecture was closed to reporters,...
  • Scam Artists Make Hay on Online Auction Sites

    01/12/2003 7:47:47 PM PST · by new cruelty · 16 replies · 327+ views
    Reuters ^ | Jan 12 2003 | Andy Sullivan
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Teresa Smith discovered Internet auctions in a big way about two years ago, selling $800,000 worth of Apple Macintosh (news - web sites) computers through sites such as eBay and AuctionWorks. Like thousands of other small-time entrepreneurs, Smith found that online auction sites could expand her reach and connect her with customers from Hawaii to Switzerland. Soon she was hiring employees and tooling around Boston in a new Ford Mustang convertible. While Smith certainly cashed her customers' checks, unfortunately, she rarely bothered to send out the computers they had paid for. Smith admitted in court in November...
  • EBay Rolls Out Fixed-Price Format

    07/22/2002 5:58:17 PM PDT · by Silly · 78 replies · 588+ views
    The New York Times ^ | July 22, 2002 | The Associated Press
    SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) -- Internet trading leader eBay Inc. increased its shift toward fixed-price sales Monday by launching a new format that lets buyers and sellers skip traditional auctions entirely. EBay, which began as an auction-only site, already facilitates instant sales of items, both through, a site it acquired in 2000, and through the ``Buy It Now'' option, which accounts for one-third of all items listed on eBay. With ``Buy it Now,'' sellers can list an item at a set price, and the sale ends if someone offers to pay that price. If someone enters a bid below...
  • EBAY&gt; How do I get my Final Auction Value fee returned?

    01/21/2002 2:25:20 PM PST · by dennisw · 39 replies · 405+ views
    1 21 2002 | me
    Ebay is trying to make it difficult for me to get back my $8 Final Auction Value fee. The buyer used "buy it now" to win an auction on a $325 item and never paid. Buyer had zero feedback and lived in Hungary. This goof ruined my auction. I want to hold onto this item for a few more months anyhow now but the auction was never consummated so I want my money back. Ebay seems to insist on a month long song and dance charade before they do right by me. Of sending this no-show buyer e-mails. And maybe ...
  • Are there any other FReepers that sell on eBay?

    11/21/2001 2:25:21 AM PST · by Flyer · 162 replies · 2,683+ views
    Self ^ | My Birthday! (11/21) | Flyer
    Are there any other FReepers that sell on eBay? I sell more than I buy, but I would like to &quot;Buy FReeper&quot; when I can. Post a link to your auctions here and we can support each other. Auctions by GoldenSpot