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Gumtree hacked, email addresses compromised


Gumtree has been hacked with user names compromised. Personal details such as contact names and phone numbers which if provided are made publicly available on the site, were also accessed. Passwords apparently were kept secure and Gumtree says that the breach only affects some users based in Australia, where Gumtree launched before eBay took the […]

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eBay outperforms investor expectations in Q1 earnings

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eBay have announced their quarterly results and they’re not as bad as everyone expected sending their share price up 4% in after hours trading. While profits are a very tidy $550 million, in reality that’s down about 6% from last year, but in fairness we all know that eBay has historically performed OK and PayPal […]

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eBay supported browsers as of April 2016

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We received an email query at Tamebay HQ asking which browsers eBay currently support. The reader “Did a google search on this and it seems that there are issues when using internet explorer to prepare sales listings and to view eBay generally“. We’ve checked with eBay and are pleased to report that Internet Explorer is […]

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eBay’s Item Specifics Lookup Tool

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Item Specifics are the bane of eBay sellers lives. We all know they’ve got to be filled out and they take an inordinate amount of time to get close to perfect. Most of us are never quite sure what the ideal values should be or what format eBay expects them to be displayed in and […]

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Observer highlights eBay buyer fraud

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An investigation from the Observer newspaper into the various buyer scams on eBay has yielded some interesting results. Not only have several aggrieved sellers had some cases reversed, some serial buyer scam offenders have also been identified and an eBay spokesperson admits that reform is necessary. Here you can read the full article called: It’s […]

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eBay UK clarifies dates for Royal Mail INR amnesty

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Last week we reported that eBay UK was extending the amnesty on INR (Item Not Received) claims that are sent via Royal Mail using these services: – Royal Mail 1st Class Signed For – Royal Mail 2nd Class Signed For – Royal Mail Special Delivery – Royal Mail T24 – Royal Mail T48 But we […]

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Have you used eBay UK’ s Click & Drop service?

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Have you tested eBay’s relatively new eBay Drop-off service which is available at 150 Argos stores across the UK? As the guys at RepriceExpress tweeted “Get next day/tracked & signed for delivery from £3.80 at Argos with eBay Drop Off” seems like a pretty good deal. If your Argos store is one of those participating, […]

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After 20 years of disruption, what next for eBay?

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David Brackin is a regular contributor to Tamebay and is the co-founder of Stuff U Sell. He has sold over 250,000 different items on eBay. He was at the ChannelAdvisor Catalyst Connect event today and reports on the talk by Andy Lippert from eBay Europe   After 20 years of disruption, what next? Andy Lippert […]

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eBay UK extends Royal Mail INR policy amnesty. But until when?

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Earlier in the year we reported that eBay would be exempting some Royal Mail tracked services from its sometimes rather punitive new Seller Standards. Tamebay wrote about it here. It was a moratorium with an indefinite time period attached. The Royal Mail services that eBay exempted at that time were: – Royal Mail 1st Class […]

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