ecommercebytes.com / By Brian Cohen / Thu Jan 17 2013 21:23:46
What if you could buy something on eBay, but not reveal your address to the seller? And as a seller, how would you feel about sending a package to a hidden address?
The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) just published eBay patent application 20130018759, “Third Party Token System for Anonymous Shipping.”
The Background of the patent ponders a “scenario (where) a recipient [...]
Began day by looking at cat videos and Reddit for two hours
Took 90-minute lunch breaks
Also wasted time on eBay, Facebook and LinkedIn
Paid Chinese consulting firm $50,000 to do his work for him
Was praised for being ‘the best developer in the building’ and was described as ‘Someone you wouldn’t look at twice in an elevator’
It was nice work while it lasted.
A software developer making six-figures was fired after his bosses learned [...]
The great thing about eBay is that it has a little bit of everything, but this De Haviland Firestreak missile may be a first.
The De Haviland was employed for 31 years by the UK, Kuwait, and Saudi Arabia from 1957 to 1988 and was the first of its kind for the Royal Air Force.
The Firestreak used the aircraft’s radar to lock onto a target and the state-of-the-art technology provided the first effective British air-to-air missile ever. It could [...]
With President Barack Obama endorsing sweeping gun restrictions in the wake of the school shootings in Newtown, Connecticut, prices for handgun magazines are surging on EBay (EBAY) and semi-automatic rifles are sold out at many Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (WMT) locations.
Wal-Mart, the world’s largest retailer, said yesterday that it would continue to sell guns, including rifles like the one used at Newtown, where 26 people, most of them children, were killed [...]
Security firm McAfee on Thursday released a report warning that a massive cyberattack on 30 U.S. banks has been planned, with the goal of stealing millions of dollars from consumers’ bank accounts.
McAfee’s research upheld an October report from RSA, the security wing of IT giant EMC Corp (EMC, Fortune 500).
RSA startled the security world with its announcement that a gang of cybercriminals had developed a sophisticated Trojan aimed at funneling money out of bank [...]
A jar of what appeared to be Blaze media mogul Glenn Beck’s urine with a President Obama toy in it is already going for $11,300 on eBay - and bids are rapidly rising.
According to Beck the jar is “art,” his reaction to reports of a painting of President Obama as Jesus Christ. The auction was posted on eBay with bidding beginning at $5.00.
A link to the eBay auction was posted on Beck’s website, explaining that [...]
Who knew there were so many Twinkie diehards?
The announcement that Hostess Brands would shutter and liquidate its 33 bakeries – including its Twinkie-making plant inIllinois – sparked a fevered Boomer nostalgia ironically belied by the fact that it’s been years since most people have bit into that impossibly long-lasting and sticky-sweet miracle of artificial confectionery. (Today, about 12 percent of US households buyTwinkies, down from 15 percent in 2004.)
But news that Twinkie bars are [...]
Can you hear that sound? It is the sound of the air being let out of the economy. Since the election, there has been a massive tsunami of layoffs and business failures. Of course the company that is making the biggest headlines right now is Hostess. On Monday, Hostess will be in a New York bankruptcy courtroom as it begins the process of liquidating itself. Needless to say, Twinkie lovers [...]
After Hostess announced Friday that a protracted labor union battle would force it to close its factories , many red-blooded Americans cowered in fear over the extinction of their beloved Twinkies, Zingers and Ho Hos.
Twinkie junkies are still in luck, however: Boxes of the barely edible snack foods are already selling on eBay.
One box of Twinkies has a starting bid of $49.99, with a “buy it now” price of $89.99.
Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2012/11/16/boxes-of-twinkies-ho-hos-going-for-100-and-more-on-ebay/#ixzz2CQ12Huhq
People dislodged by Superstorm Sandy in New York state saw some dandy deals on Craigslist—like a 1-bedroom apartment for a “mere” $700 a night, the New York Post reports. “Escape the hurricane in a luxury 1-BR with full power and Internet,” the ad read. “Stay in style and comfort until the power comes back on.” If that seemed high, area hotels were renting rooms for $500 or $600 a night.
The scale of unpaid tax now outstrips the entire deficit. Forcing the elite to pay up is a matter of both justice and necessity
‘Only the little people pay taxes,” the late American corporate tax evader Leona Helmsley famously declared. That’s certainly the spirit of David Cameron and George Osborne’s Britain. Five years into the crisis, the British economy has just edged out of its third downturn, but construction is still reeling [...]
October 29, 2012
On Monday, the US Supreme Court will hear arguments in a case that pits a major textbook publisher against Supap Kirtsaeng, a student-entrepreneur who built a small business importing and selling textbooks.
Like many Supreme Court cases, though, there’s more than meets the eye. It’s not merely a question of whether the Thai-born Kirtsaeng will have to cough up his profits as a copyright infringer; the case is [...]
Sales stumbles raise fresh worry for corporate America
Reuters: A flagging world economy took a toll on much of Corporate America in the third quarter, leading the likes of eBay Inc, American Express, IBM and Textron Inc to miss Wall Street’s sales targets or warn that spending was slowing into the holidays.
Those misses sparked concerns among investors that corporate America’s year-long streak of profit growth could be nearing an end as [...]
From Eric Peters:
… Tucked into the U.S. Supreme Court’s agenda this fall is a little-known case that could upend your ability to resell everything from your grandmother’s antique furniture to your iPhone 4.
At issue in Kirtsaeng v. John Wiley & Sons is the first-sale doctrine in copyright law, which allows you to buy and then sell things like electronics, books, artwork and furniture, as well as CDs and DVDs, without [...]
From Eric Peters Autos:
I’m more than a little bit concerned the latest generation of plug-in hybrids (and all-electric cars) might actually work out. Because if they do, you can bet your bippie the government won’t let them get away with it.
Internet commerce provides an ominous parallel. People were free to conduct business without tithing to the state. So-called e-commerce blossomed – the two obvious examples being Amazon and eBay.
This could [...]
Undercover reporter sold ‘firemen’s key ring’ – which can open elevators, subway station gates and electric panels all over New York City
Ferraris also has listings on eBay for keys from Los Angeles and Boston
A retired locksmith is leaving the door open for anybody who wants to make themselves at home in various areas of New York City’s infrastructure.
Daniel Ferraris, 69, of Union City, New Jersey, is reportedly not asking questions [...]
by Charles Hugh Smith
Online shopping is rippling through the economy, affecting not just retail but energy consumption and the job market.
Correspondent Marc A. responded to my recent entry Is Anybody Else Tired of Buying and Owning Stuff? (September 7, 2012) with an informed commentary on how online shopping is affecting the retail sector. The Web and online shopping is rippling through the economy, affecting not just retail but energy consumption and the job market.
September 10, 2012
We’ve all seen the tweets about the checkout lines at Wal-mart: “Walmart usually uses 4 checkouts. Unless it’s really busy then they use 1.” Inevitably, you always end up in the slowest line, behind the woman who waits until her groceries are all rung up before she starts digging in her handbag for her fossilized checkbook. Are you thinking there ought to be an app for that? [...]
From Economic Policy Journal:
Never trust anyone in Congress. Congressmen are all about aligning themselves with certain power centers, creating new power centers, but always about expanding government in one direction or another. That said, a congressman may, from time-to-time, find himself on the side of truth, as he tries to maneuver some power center.
Senator Jim DeMint has found himself on the side of truth when it comes to the online [...]
ATLANTA (CBS Atlanta) - Preparing for a zombie apocalypse does pay off, but it’s hard work. Although battling the hordes of eBay bidders and gathering everything piecemeal could be one preferred method, an Illinois-based company has created an easier way.
Optics Planet created a one-stop solution for zombie battlers everywhere called Z.E.R.O.
Z.E.R.O., short for Zombie Extermination, Research and Operations, is a kit that contains everything someone would need to keep alive in the end times. [...]
Online retailers are coming under fire from Washington and state governments for not collecting sales tax from customers who purchase goods and services through websites such as Amazon and eBay.
The tax itself is not new. The only difference is that online retailers could soon be required to collect it — just like their traditional bricks-and-mortar peers — instead of trusting customers to pay it on their own to the state, which is a [...]
eBay has started listing several new cars a day on its site, but rather than let potential buyers bid up, they’re making them wait as the price slowly drops.
The car prices start at their MSRP, then for every hour they don’t sell the price is lowered by $500.
There are definitely deals to be had during this promotion as the average savings yesterday was $8,464.29.
To participate in the reverse auction, just sign in to the site with your eBay [...]