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 Post subject: Oh the irony
PostPosted: Thu Oct 23, 2008 9:52 pm 
B.o.T.M. Winner / Feature Bike
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Ebay cracks me up sometimes, in between pissing off buyers by introducing new 'search' facilities and alienating sellers by charging more than auction houses to sell stuff it has now banned the very item that started the whole website - laser pointers!

http://www2.ebay.com/aw/uk/200810210948412.html

(ebay history:
http://ebay.about.com/od/ebaylifestyle/a/el_history.htm)


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Its like the last days of Rome........... :P


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i read in the ebay guide for dummies :oops: that it was pez dispensors that started it. :roll:


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 25, 2008 12:01 am 
B.o.T.M. Winner / Feature Bike
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From Wiki (and ebay themselves):

The frequently-repeated story that eBay was founded to help Omidyar's fiancée trade PEZ Candy dispensers was fabricated by a public relations manager in 1997 to interest the media. This was revealed in Adam Cohen's 2002 book, The Perfect Store,[4] and confirmed by eBay.!!


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 27, 2008 11:10 pm 
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guess thats why its called ebay for dummies then :D


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