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eBay switches off native Windows XP support

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eBay have announced that they too (as well as PayPal) will be turning off support for SSL 3.0. It was revealed that a Poodle security hole in SSL 3.0 made it undesirable to continue to support the outdated security protocol. Both PayPal and eBay both support TLS, a more up to date protocol which essentially […]

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eBay results Q314 infographic

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If you want a handy digest of what eBay’s performance was like in the third quarter of this year. Look no further. Here is eBay Inc.’s own infographic. So be award it’s just the highlights and just what they want you to know. The legal disclosure is almost as big as the graphics bit. Click […]

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eBay Mobile Neg/Neut Feedback Warning

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Up until now there have been complaints from sellers that on eBay mobile it was too easy to click the wrong button and leave negative or neutral feedback by mistake. eBay have put steps in place to stop this happening. Firstly when a buyer goes to leave feedback the Positive radio button is automatically highlighted […]

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eBay confirm auto-relist changes

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A number of readers have spotted that eBay have changed the automatic relist option from auto-relist 3 times down to auto-relist 1 time. eBay have confirmed that this is a change which went into effect on the 6th of October. The reasoning behind this change is that if the product hasn’t sold after being listed […]

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eBay UK seek some more case studies for the media

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eBay UK are looking for more interesting and inspiring eBay businesses they can punt out to interested media outlets. It could be a good opportunity if you want a bit of publicity. Here’s what they’re after: – A seller who started their business last Christmas after spotting a gap in the market – Someone who […]

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How eBay is combatting cross-site scripting announcement

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This afternoon eBay have made an announcement about how they tackle the so-called “cross site scripting” that we wrote about on Tamebay a few weeks ago. They explain the level of the risk and what they are doing to tackle it. Perhaps most notably eBay note that they will not be changing site rules to […]

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New enhanced eBay Certified Provider Program

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eBay have announced a new and enhanced Certified Provider Program which is launching with just 7 charter members. The new program is currently scheduled to roll out more broadly in 2015 eBay have had a Certified Provider Program since 2004. In 2011 they relaunched the Certified Provider Program and slashed the number of certified providers […]

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Why you’re unable to opt out of Click & Collect on eBay UK

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We’ve just heard from eBay that there’s a delay between eBay opting you into Click & Collect at Argos and you being able to manually opt yourself back out. Thanks to Tamebay reader John for bring the issue to our attention. Currently when you find you’ve been included (which could be because you’ve specified Other […]

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eBay launch Live Auctions (again)

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eBay has announced that it has launched its Live Auction service in association with a number of traditional auction houses. The service is being positioned as a way to bring eBay customers to high end collectables and antiques that might not otherwise be available to online bidders. You can check out the site here and […]

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First eBay Motor Makeover Winner: Fiat Punto

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Steven Garry from Manchester has been announced as the first winner of the ‘eBay Motor Makeover’. Now his 15 year old Fiat Punto is to get the eBay Motors team revamp with up to £10,000 worth of parts purchased on eBay Motors. eBay Motors Chief Mechanic Steve Buckell will oversea the transformation and the West […]

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