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eBay is the worlds largest internet auction site bringing buyers and sellers together from all over the globe. Ebay is truly a giant on the internet, eBay are on a par with AOL & Google for there trade mark recognition. This has only come about due to eBay’s fantastic content and business model that has change very little from conception.
EBay recently caused controversy over it’s refusal to ban it’s members selling Live 8 tickets for thousands of pounds. Sir Bob Geldoff branded eBay “scum” for taking advantage of the worlds poorest people for profit. Google insisted they where doing nothing illegal by allowing eBay members to sell the Live 8 tickets they had won.
One seller who did not wish to be named proclaimed “ why can’t I make some extra cash by selling my Live 8 tickets on eBay, what if I had just turned up? they would’nt have made anything from me anyway”
At eBay we are always looking at ways to develop our services so they better meet your needs and drive your trading success.
For this reason Saros Research, an independent research company, has been commissioned by eBay to recruit members to participate in usability test.
This Saturday, eBay University will be visiting Norwich. There are still places available if you would like to join us.
If eBay represents a significant income for you (or you would like it to) and you are interested in learning how you might scale your sales and improve your efficiency when trading on eBay, you may find it useful to attend this event.
As well as practical marketing tips and tools information, this event will also include a PowerSeller panel session - giving you the opportunity to ask questions of those who have made a real success of their eBay trading. You can also meet and network with other sellers and meet eBay staff.
In the early hours of this morning, a primary hosting provider for eBay in the San Francisco Bay Area of California experienced a power outage, and all site functions were temporarily down. eBay has been working with our hosting vendor to fully restore the site. As of 06:10 BST all listings were available to view and bid on, however, some other site functions remained intermittently available. We will work to resolve these remaining issues during the next several hours.
eBay will be issuing credits and listing extensions, per our Outage Policy.
The listings on eBay’s sites around the world sit on 21 complex databases. Today’s outage affected the listings on those databases in two ways:
One group of databases was unavailable from 03:33 BST until 06:10 BST. Since the items in these databases were unavailable for more than 2 hours, eBay will credit all fees associated with these listings. In addition, eBay has extended these listings by 24 hours and added an additional two hours to the credit and extension period.
The second group of databases was unavailable for less than 2 hours
We are pleased to announce that we are making a number of category changes during the week beginning 9th May 2005.
The changes are necessary to accommodate the continuing growth of eBay.co.uk and to help buyers and sellers trade more effectively and efficiently.
There will be changes made to a number of categories including category expansion in the following categories:
Antiques & Art
The eBay system will be undergoing maintenance from about 07:00 to 09:00 on Friday, 29th April 2005.