TameBay was founded by Chris Dawson and Sue Bailey, two British PowerSellers. Between them they have traded on eBay for nearly two decades, and have more than 50,000 positive feedback comments (and just 2 negs!).
Sadly in 2011 Sue died, and since then Chris has been joined by Dan Wilson as co-editor.
Chris and Sue met on eBay UK’s PowerSeller forum longer ago than either of them like to admit. By October 2006, both had become frustrated with eBay’s inability to keep their users informed of new features on the site, with the impenetrability of eBay’s Help pages, and with the lack of a UK- and Europe-centred news site for all things ecommercial. In a moment between classes at eBay University, Dan Wilson said what were to be fatal words: “you need a blog”. TameBay is the result.
What’s in a name?
The name is a contraction of “tame eBay” – as in, to make eBay manageable. It’s not tam-bay, or tammy-bay, or (as Google wanted for a long time) anything to do with Tampa Bay in Florida!
TameBay in the media
- The Daily Telegraph: Chris, Sue, and TameBay itselfwere all featured in the Telegraph’s “How to eBay” series of articles.
- The Guardianquoted both Sue and Chris in a piece about the 2008 eBay sellers’ strike.
- Chris in The Timeson eBay Live Chicago.
- Chris in the GuardianAugust 2008, on the future of the auction format and big businesses on eBay.
- Total Politics eBay Seminar: Online Business- engine for growth article was contributed to by Chris
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“I thought you worked for eBay…”
TameBay is not owned or controlled by eBay or any of the eBay family of companies, or any of the other companies and organisations we feature. Neither Chris nor Sue works for eBay, nor are we paid by eBay to maintain this blog.
The Small Print
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