|Wed Nov 14 2007 23:03:07|
Mitt Romney Campaign Turns to eBay to Raise Cash
By: Ina Steiner
eBay CEO Meg Whitman is spending lots of time helping her friend and former Bain co-worker Mitt Romney raise money for his presidential bid. In return, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's campaign emailed supporters asking them to auction their stuff on eBay to help the campaign. (Hmmm, I wonder whose idea that was?)
The "Mitt Market" uses a third-party service called auctionPAL to help supporters list their items on eBay. Here's how it works:
You provide us pictures and a brief description of the item you want to sell. We create a customized online listing of your item for eBay. When your item sells, we collect payment from the buyer and send you a box with shipping supplies and instructions. After the buyer accepts the item, we deduct our service fee from the final sale price and mail the net proceeds to you. However, if you wish, we will send your net proceeds (up to $2,300) straight to the Romney campaign as a personal contribution from you.
BTW, in poking around for background, I stumbled upon a controversy about Mr. Romney, one that made me literally queasy. "Emotion-free crisis management"? Where do these management consultants come up with this stuff?