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eBay Black Friday Deals for Thursday 26/11

eBay Black Friday Deals feat

eBay are ramping up their Black Friday week deals and have just released the latest tranche of offers being promoted today. We’ve selected some of eBay’s top picks so if you’re in the shopping mood read on: Swarovski Elements Pearl Earrings£4.99 SONY MDRV55 OVER EAR DJ Headphones£29.99 Fridgemaster American Fridge Freezer £399.00 Xbox One Console […]

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eBay comment on Wednesday’s site issues

eBay Bug

There were numerous site issues on eBay on Wednesday. We asked ebay for a comment and we publish it here verbatim: “Today, many eBay customers experienced a disruption in their ability to transact. That problem, which lasted just under three hours, has now been corrected. The majority of functionality was restored at 5pm and the […]

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eBay get fat fingers & miss the “r” out of Shirts

Tshirts spelt wrong feat

We’ve all done it, typed out item description, a title, a category and then clicked the publish button and forgotten to spell check. Today it’s the turn of eBay who are inadvertently selling T shaped Shits in their Christmas shop. We know it’s an easy mistake to make, but we also know that our readers […]

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Daily Telegraph: ditch eBay for smartphone selling apps


What do you reckon of this article in the Telegraph on Sunday called: “Avoid eBay pitfalls: sell on smartphone apps.” As Kate Palmer says: “more and more sellers, whether they are an individual or a business, are shunning online marketplaces altogether – and instead selling their wares directly via people’s phones. They may be less […]

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Dear eBay CEO, Wanna do an off eBay trade?

Wenig Tweet

We’ve often heard of instances where a buyer suggests a seller completes a transaction off-eBay with the premise that the seller can save a few quid on fees and the buyer gets a deal, often at what would be below the closing price of an auction. Just got asked to close a tx off of […]

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Custom made items and eBay On-Time deliveries


We’ve had a number of comments from Tamebay readers who manufacture hand made or personalised items to order and how they can meet eBay’s new On-Time delivery metric. It’s an acknowledged issue and one that in the real world is quite difficult to solve. Ideally, as you often see on ecommerce sites that specialise in […]

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Unique Advent Calendar auction for Oxfam

Parcelhero Advert

25 artists have created boxes filled with handmade gifts to form a unique advent calendar to raise money for Oxfam. The idea came from the guys at ParcelHero and their Head of PR, David Jinks, explains “This October, 25 identical plain wooden boxes arrived at ParcelHero HQ and we set about shipping them to artists […]

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Customised products and eBay On-Time Delivery metrics


Intervino is a company that you’ve probably never heard of but everyone in the country will have seen their products and probably bought one. They were propelled to stratospheric growth when they were selected by Coca-Cola to deliver their highly successful Share a Coke campaign, Intervino specialise in personalised products so if you found a […]

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Update on eBay site glitches with fee credits

eBay Bug

On Saturday, November 14, eBay was glitchy and unresponsive giving slow access to the site. eBay have reported this was due to network connectivity issue in one of their data centers and acknowledged that eBay users experienced intermittent difficulties when trying to use eBay. eBay have said that the situation has been resolved, and that […]

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Obama writes to US eBay sellers urging support for TTIP


US President Barack Obama has written an open letter to eBay sellers that has also been emailled to traders extolling the virtues of TTP (TTIP). You can read his letter here. TTP (TTIP) is a transatlantic treaty currently being negotiated and it’s considered as controversial by some. Campaigning group 38Degrees is calling on Brits to […]

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