TameBay Morsels 06/04/09

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The NYT has a rather fluffy interview with John Donahoe, eBay’s President. Highlight:

[I want eBay to] compete for each customer’s business and loyalty each and every day, and understand that when you’re in the middle of a competition, rarely do you get a whole lot of positive feedback. Rarely is there a lot of glory in it.

A “PayPal rival” gets $42m in funding: Revolution Money promotes peer-to-peer payments and offers a credit card. Its competitive edge appears to be the fees that merchants pay: whether this will drive much user take-up (it didn’t with Google Checkout, after all) remains to be seen.

The Sun auctions “things money just can’t buy” for injured services’ personnel charity – including the Stig’s helmet, a P G Tips monkey autographed by Johnny Vegas and a Page 3 girl’s wellies (?!).

The eBay connection in this story is a bit tenuous, but it’s too silly to miss out: a family said to be “professional shoplifters” tell their story on Dr. Phil’s TV show (guess where they sold their merchandise 🙁 ).

If you sell on Amazon.com, Auctionbytes reports a rather nasty pricing glitch.


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