Time out for a tangent.



My first thoughts were what lengths will ebaY go to in order to recruit new sellers for it’s mobile platform?


and now today’s bonus track:


I happened to see this in ebay news search results, however by the time I did, ebaY had pulled the listing.

Since the article at themoscowtimes.com didn’t include an image I thought I would share this,  retrieved from google’s cache. The original article states 53 bids to the amount of $100,000. Here it shows 37 bids and to $14,980.00

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ebay listing country Russia item # 121086344712

The listing description read:

Russia (from the Greek. Ρωσία – Russ , officially the Russian Federation or Russia , in practice a reduction of the RF) – a country in Eastern Europe and Northern Asia. The population in 2012 is 143 million people, the area – 17,098,246 km ² . Ranked first in the world in area and ninth largest in terms of population.

This is right up there with the infamous Golden Gate Bridge auction. Ebay has become the laughingstock of the world. Let us rejoice in this knowledge, comrades.

Hey Russia, are you reading? On behalf of the United States, we’ll give you ebaY for free! But you have to haul it away yourself, and it’s not housebroken. ;p

It’s that time of the year again kids!

Ho Ho Ho!

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Published on Jul 13, 2012 by

PayPal’s co-founder believes the company has stagnated and is doomed if it doesn’t innovate.

Read more on this here.

Not to surprising info posted over at krebsonsecurity.com.

Active, hacked or phished Paypal accounts found for sale on yet more venues. For those not paying attention, there are entire sleazy industries surrounding all things ebaY & Paypal. This particular type has been exposed time and again.

Please don’t overlook the very real possibility they could all be insider fraud, as Paypal’s own documents show.

I say this because ebaY and PayPal  have been very quick and thorough to silence criticism and exposure of embarrassing facts, yet these highly fraudulent sites remain. EbaY allows as many accounts as a person wishes, and Paypal does little to nothing to verify people at the gate. Rather, they wait until funds are in one’s accounts, then seized, after the fact, under any number of false or invalid reasons, until you are “proven worthy“.

It’s pretty obvious that the members are being used to subsidize fraud and failure, and to cover PayPal’s losses, which are bourne of their very own lackwit policies and practices IMO.

The very best thing you can do is avoid PayPal and ebaY. Close both your ebay and Paypal accounts and do whatever you need to to be sure they cannot access both your bank accounts and credit cards.

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