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Covering auctions, collectibles and marketplace selling.

AuctionBytes Blog The AuctionBytes Blog has been giving a voice to online merchants since its launch in 2005. Named one of the world's top 30 blogs in 2008 by "Blogging Heroes." Weigh in with your thoughts on the joys and pitfalls of selling online.
Mon Feb 13 2017 17:14:31

Real Fakes on Amazon Are Hard to Swallow

By: Ina Steiner
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Yesterday we blogged about the challenges eBay and marketplace sellers face in dealing with false claims that they're violating brands' intellectual property. Now here's a look at how "real" counterfeits are hurting brands.

Forbes published an inspiring story about a daughter-father team, the Flecks, who invented and marketed "Makin Bacon" devices that let you microwave bacon without the mess. They built up a successful business starting in the early 1990s and went on to sell over 2.7 million Makin Bacons. But the feel-good story took a scary turn, and showed how Amazon is playing a role.

"According to the Flecks and to Jeff Rosenfeld, ... Read More
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Sun Feb 12 2017 20:17:49

eBay Seller Successfully Fights False VeRO Claim

By: Ina Steiner
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Sellers of legitimate goods acquired in a legitimate manner can face false accusations nevertheless, and when selling goods on marketplaces like eBay and Amazon, can have their listings pulled.

Alibaba blogged last week about the problem it faces when brands use third-party firms to monitor its marketplaces for fakes. "Many of the agencies operate legitimately, monitoring platforms and using authorized notification channels to lodge complaints and takedown requests for fake products," it said.

But "others have resorted to grayer measures when they suspect an IPR violation."

So what's a small seller to do? A reader wrote last week about a complaint they received through eBay's VeRO ... Read More
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Wed Feb 8 2017 14:20:54

Legal Pitfalls for Sellers of Handmade Goods

By: Ina Steiner
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Decoupage sounds like a fairly innocent method used in making crafts, but even there online sellers can get in trouble, as revealed in the Dear Rich Blog, which presents interesting legal questions from its readers.

A recent letter to "Dear Rich," highlights the pitfall into which artisan sellers may fall. The seller asks Rich if it's okay to buy sheet music online, print it out, and incorporate it into customizable gifts through decoupage (pasting paper onto an object in a collage).

As with many legal and intellectual property issues, the answer isn't simple. Rich points to several court decisions that show cases can ... Read More
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Mon Feb 6 2017 22:14:15

Postal Worker Blames Amazon for Slowing the Mail

By: Ina Steiner
 
ABC News consumer reporter Diane Wilson of North Carolina said she's being flooded with complaints about late mail deliveries. The culprit? Amazon packages, according to a USPS worker she spoke to who asked to remain anonymous.

According to Wilson, the worker said the issues started when the USPS took on Amazon's package delivery: "They put the 1st class mail and Priority Mail on the back burner, and they are so dedicated to the Amazon, the customer does not get their 1st class letters, their bills."

The USPS provided Wilson with a statement without specifically addressing whether Amazon packages were being given priority over ... Read More
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Mon Feb 6 2017 13:49:07

eBay CEO Tweets Super Bowl Champ over Stolen Jersey

By: Ina Steiner
 
Someone stole Tom Brady's football jersey he was wearing when his team won the Super Bowl on Sunday night, and the first place the Patriots quarterback thought to look for the stolen item, which he called a "nice piece of memorabilia," was eBay.

eBay CEO Devin Wenig wants to dispel his company's reputation as a place to fence stolen goods, and he reacted on Twitter. Linking to a news article quoting Brady joking last night that the jersey would be on eBay soon, Wenig tweeted, "It will never pass our new authentication service."

While Wenig didn't link to details about the program ... Read More
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