April 18, 2013 |
Those who ran in this year's Boston Marathon will never forget it. And those who didn't can buy a piece of the tragic run for about $200 to $300. At least five Boston Marathon finisher's medals -- traditionally given out exclusively to those who completed the 26.2-mile race -- were listed for sale on eBay after twin blasts rocked the race, killing three people and wounding more than 170. " It has been brought to our attention that this year's Boston Marathon Finisher's medallions have shown up on E-Bay," the medal maker, Ashworth Awards, said on Facebook on Wednesday evening.
March 28, 2013 |
Google, treading into Amazon.com territory, is launching an experimental same-day delivery service for online purchases. The Mountain View, Calif., company is testing out Google Shopping Express starting in the Bay Area and is calling for users to sign up to be early testers of the service. Google said users will be able to use Shopping Express to buy from a number of retailers, all on one online site. After users make their purchase, they can then select when they want the item to be delivered.
March 3, 2013 |
Home Depot Center, the 125-acre sports facility in Carson home to two Major League Soccer teams, will become StubHub Center in June. Online ticket resale outlet StubHub, a subsidiary of EBay Inc., will replace retailer Home Depot as the name sponsor of the $150-million multiuse sports venue owned by entertainment giant AEG. The duration and financial terms of the multiyear agreement were not disclosed. Home Depot paid $70 million for its 10-year sponsorship that is ending. This is the first name sponsorship of a public venue for StubHub, said Danielle Maged, global head of partnerships and business development at the San Francisco company.
January 22, 2013 |
A rare and transparent Apple Newton listed on Ebay appears to have sold for $1,350. The item, which was available only under EBay's "Buy It Now" feature, was one of Apple's unsuccessful MessagePad personal digital assistant devices from the 1990s. The listed item was a variant of the MessagePad 110, which came out in 1994. Rather than a dark body, the EBay-listed MessagePad 110 had see-through parts. QUIZ: Test your Apple knowledge The item's seller says he or she didn't know too much about the product on its page description but had received messages from "serious Apple collectors" that said the item was given out to developers by the Cupertino, Calif., company at a conference.
January 18, 2013 |
Want to buy tickets to the presidential inauguration ceremony taking place in Washington on Monday? Don't go to eBay or Craigslist -- they've agreed not to list the tickets, according to Sen. Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.), a member of the Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies. "EBay and Craigslist are doing the right thing in stopping the sale of scalped tickets to one of our nation's most sacred events," Schumer said in a statement. Quiz: Some trivia at inauguration 2013 But the tickets, which are supposed to be distributed for free by members of Congress and other officials, are still very much available online -- and in some cases for big bucks.
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December 21, 2012 |
The cherry-red 1989 Corvette convertible that Corky Rice has is in cherry condition. It ought to be. It still has its original new car invoice sticker on its windshield and a mere 67 miles on its odometer. The shiny two-seater was stolen in 1989 from the new car sales lot at what was then called C & M Chevrolet in San Diego and driven straight to a nearby self-storage facility, where it was locked in a garage-size unit and left there - for 23 years. The rent on the unit started at $50 a month.
November 20, 2012 |
As if there aren't enough Apple Stores in the world, the Cupertino-based company has now opened another one on Ebay. Nine to 5 Mac reports that Apple is operating an outlet for refurbished products on the e-commerce website. The Ebay Apple store sells items including iPod Touches, MacBook laptops and iPads. According to product pages for items sold through the store, the outlet is simply an Apple certified reseller. But 9 to 5 Mac, citing unnamed sources at Ebay, said the store is indeed run by Apple and is in a trial phase at this point.
October 10, 2012 |
Following the new logo it announced last month, Ebay showed off a redesigned website and introduced a new app that will let users order and receive items on the same day. The online shopping site, which has been shifting away from auctions and focusing on instant purchases, said it will roll out the new design in the coming weeks. The redesign gives Ebay's website a cleaner and more contemporary look, it said. You can check out screenshots of the new design here , and you'll notice the new Ebay looks a lot like Pinterest with items laid out over multiple columns and in images of varying sizes.
October 9, 2012 |
Bidding has started on eBay for Einstein's "God Letter" -- a handwritten letter from Albert Einstein in which he is very frank about his feelings on religion. "The word God is for me nothing more than the expression and product of human weaknesses," the physicist wrote in German in the 1954 letter addressed to the Jewish philosopher Eric B. Gutkind. Einstein goes on to refer to the Bible as "a collection of honorable, but still primitive legends which are nevertheless pretty childish.
October 3, 2012 |
A 10,000-square-foot replica of the Disneyland Haunted Mansion attraction minus the 999 ghosts will go up for auction Wednesday on eBay for $873,000 or the next highest bid. Photos: A virtual tour of the Haunted Mansion replica home The ghostly retreat, custom-built in 1996, was designed to fit in with the New Orleans-style homes of the Sweet Bottom Plantation neighborhood, a private, gated community in Duluth, Ga., near Atlanta. The replica Haunted Mansion will be listed on eBay Auctions for 30 days starting Wednesday with a $873,000 Buy-It-Now price tag. The seller can accept or deny any lower bids.