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Sun Oct 11 2009 13:31:30

eBay Towers over the New England Patriots

By: Ina Steiner

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This will teach us to try and get away from the office for an afternoon... A visit to Gillette Stadium in Massachusetts where the New England Patriots play their home games felt like a busman's holiday. Reminders of the companies we cover in AuctionBytes were everywhere.

Here's a shot of a water tower with the eBay logo that can be seen from the highway on the way to the stadium. 





Not sure if Pats fans can pay with PayPal for a beer and hot dog, but this banner is there to greet them in the stands.



Ubid.com (Enable Holdings) also has a presence at Gillette. This uBid.com logo decorates the entry gates.



Appropriately, AutoTrader.com helps people remember where they parked their cars.



Maybe we can write off our day at Gillette Stadium as a tax expense.




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by: Nick

Sun Oct 11 14:53:15 2009

Ina, that's not a water tower - that's where eBay stores it's Kool-aid...

Go Jets.

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by: Kal

Mon Oct 12 11:35:25 2009

This is a joke, right? These pictures were photoshoped?

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by: np

Mon Oct 12 12:32:25 2009

in other news, I hear that some companies are paying to have entire stadiums named after them!

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by: Zombie Ebay ate my sales

Mon Oct 12 13:08:38 2009

Surprised one of you noisy unwashed Massachusetts sellers hasn't climbed up that tower & added SUCKS! under Ebay. I'll paypal you some money for the paint!

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by: sickening

Mon Oct 12 17:29:17 2009

No wonder we are COLTS FANS !

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This user has validated their user name. by: Ina

Tue Oct 13 09:09:33 2009

Kal, it's true, I took the photos myself.

I'm wondering if any other NFL stadiums are sporting logos from ecommerce companies?
Ina

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by: Patricia

Wed Oct 14 13:58:28 2009

Remember the days when we actively watched Ebay's commercials and listened to their ads on the radio and felt good that they were spending some of the tons of money they took off us to at least advertise our existence?  Well,  this is only the 7th post here....do ya think anybody cares anymore? ;-)  Ebay is on such dangerous ground and they seem to be so oblivious.

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This user has validated their user name. by: Ming the Merciless

Wed Oct 14 21:03:07 2009

It appears there's a rather obvious disconnect between The Ho's vision of ebay as the marketplace for overstocked, refurbished, off season cheap Chinese junk and those who can afford to attend professional football games where an ad on a water tower may or be seen and buy a luxury boxes where the PayPal sign is.

I know I certainly paid for my last Mercedes with PayPal. NOT!

Is there a shot available in California for sheer stupidity?

DEATH to ebay corp. in 2009.



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