eBay is holding a 10-cent fixed-price listing day on Wednesday. Does not apply to auctions with BIN, btw. My friend's reaction - "an improvement, but free would be so much nicer..." I haven't typed FLD - free listing day - in a long time! Will we ever see one again in North America?
A BBC program has delved into the problem of fakes on eBay UK. Someone sent me some clips from YouTube, but I'd rather point right to the BBC site if they make it available online.
The JustBeads.com online auction site raised some bucks for a worthy cause. "We have raised a record total of $1420.68 this year for the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. We would like to give a heartfelt thank you to everyone who participated in this years Susan G. Komen charity auction and helped to make it the huge success that it was."
Speaking of charity auctions, David Yaskulka sent me an email about two Titanium PowerSellers who were invited to President Bush about the challenges facing small business last month. "In the wake of that visit, the two companies are announcing a campaign to help with disaster relief through eBay Giving Works. They chose this both as a response to the global/national issues discussed with the president, but also as a competitive differentiator for their businesses."
The two sellers are Designer Athletic and Rock Bottom Golf. The idea that you can help your business by helping others is something I hear a lot of these days. If you decide you want to do some charity auctions on eBay, however, either use MissionFish/Giving Works, or do your homework about requirements of charity auctions. As they say, read the fine print, before you list.
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