The article I wrote and published this morning about the Carroll Shelby Charity auction put on by Kompolt and sponsored by Restoration Hardware is inaccurate. I could swear when I first found the link to what I called the landing page for the Shelby auction that there was no "me" icon at the top of the page. It has been pointed out by several sources since I published the article, and I have confirmed the fact that the very beautifully designed page is in fact and eBay me page.
Me Page Linking off eBay is Allowed - This is not news
As most readers of this blog know, linking from the me page to any off eBay page is still allowed (even though for a time it was said to not be allowed, but that was one of the changes this year that was changed back - thank goodness). Readers of this blog also hopefully are quite aware that I do know the basics in regards to linking from eBay. Mistakes can be made however, and when I make them, I own up to them.
Whether this oversight or inaccurate reporting on my part was due to a personal mistake, or possibly the "me" page icon not appearing in my browser at the time when I formed my opinion and took my screenshot, I can not say. (My screenshot was just of the body of the page, I looked to see if I had the entire image, but I do not). What I can most definitely admit at this time is...
I am wrong.
I apologize to eBay, to Kompolt, to Restoration Hardware and to Mr. Carroll Shelby. I think everyone can see the tone of my earlier post that I have nothing but the most sincere respect for the good work these people and organizations do with charities and good causes. My only hope is that my little article possibly drove more traffic to the site so that the bids on that fine automobile can exceed expectations and the foundation the monies will benefit can see to it that good things happen with the funds meant to benefit sick children.
Bid on this beautiful 1968 Mustang Help Mr. Shelby, help kids have a fighting chance.