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Ut’ Oh eBay… Google enters eCommerce – Best Match or Best Darn Search – You decide

Why oh Why eBay, did you not think of That! Hmmmm – maybe eBay can sign up for Google Commerce Search and scrap this whole “finding” experiment… Maybe with Google Merchant Center Search installed on eBay.com, the term Best Match might actually mean that the best product matching the search terms entered will be presented.

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Jet Blue Breaks eBay Terms of Service Offering Numerous "Mystery" Auctions

Jet Blue has gained a lot of notoriety with the recent announcement the Airline would be auctioning off flights on eBay. Unfortunately the big box retailer of airfare and travel packages apparently has not read the eBay rulebook or terms of service and has begun breaking the very same rules standard sellers on eBay must abide by within the first week of Jet Blue/eBay operations.

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Auction Format Dead on eBay – Long Live The Auction

With this additional announcement, eBay is ringing the bell that tolls a change in the way consumers will search the site. This new or revamped search engine (can you say Best Match on steroids?) will offer fixed price listings side by side with auction listings (tests leaked on this system last February). Will this new search “disadvantage” auctions so much that they become irrelevant and eventually through market pressure simply cease to exist?

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Paypal re: IRS – A "Small Percentage" PayPal Customers Process $20,000.00 Per Year

The following statement “a small percentage of PayPal customers are effected” by this impending IRS & Online sales tax issue,says little for PayPal or eBay as a route to business success . I mean… if the use of PayPal as a business solution to process payments from online sales, is a healthy concern, wouldnt more than a “small percentage” of PayPal users be effected by this IRS fact finding mission?

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Press Release – For Immediate Release – Internet Merchants Association President Threatens 1st Amendment Rights of Bloggers & Journalists

The president of an eCommerce Trade Group, the Internet Merchants Association, has stated he will “go after” any bloggers or websites covering IMA business. The IMA is a non-profit organization which recently experienced mass resignations from a majority of the board due to ethics concerns.

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