tekgems on March 16th, 2013

Around June 2001, I had gotten an online tip from a hot deals forum that Office Depot was clearing out their HP ScanJet 5200 Cse scanners for $50. At the time, they were selling on eBay for $150. I drove to my local Office Depot and bought all eight on clearance. Even the Office Depot […]

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tekgems on November 5th, 2010

For what its worth (FWIW), we stopped accepting credit cards on eBay. Too much fraud and no tools to mitigate risk. We just accept Paypal now which is what eBay wants anyway. Once eBay starts accepting AuthorizeNet (I hear sometime in 2011 time with the possible roll-out of their shopping cart), we will re-evaluate whether […]

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tekgems on October 29th, 2010

At a press conference after the keynote, I asked PayPal’s president Scott Thompson where eBay was in all of this. via eBay Plays Diminishing Role in PayPal’s Future. eBay has to play a diminishing role. eBay had giant liability for years for having a closed system with Paypal only. Credit cards are accepted online, but […]

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tekgems on October 4th, 2010

eBay changed your login screen today to promote eBay Buyer Protection. This is just in time for the holidays. I am sure it will provide a lift to sales and confidence. The bigger question though is will it bring back former users of eBay and Paypal back to the site to shop. Every time there […]

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If you want to pick up a new app on an Android-based smartphone, you have one option with which to pay for your new purchase: Google Checkout. At least, for now—sources indicate that Google is chatting with eBay’s PayPal business to bring the latter as a secondary option for smartphone-based payments. via Google Pondering PayPal-Based […]

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tekgems on August 4th, 2010

eBay is testing a new shopping basket feature on ebay.co.uk, and now you can try it out for yourself ! via August 2010. ~~~ I tried out the eBay UK shopping cart. It seems shipping cost and estimated delivery time is isolated to each seller’s item. I’d be curious to see how combined shipping rates […]

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Last week, the electronic payments company announced a new service for developers that will let software-writers accept credit card payments using PayPal without requiring buyers to have a PayPal account. via PayPal to take your credit card, no account needed | The Download Blog – Download.com. As long as Paypal will cover the chargebacks, I […]

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tekgems on February 9th, 2010

Getting live inventory counts is one of the most crucial aspects of drop shipping, besides the drop shipping itself. Once you have the counts, you need a system to end the listing. With some drop shippers the count to end a listing is at 100, while others it will be at 0. It just depends […]

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Its nice to see that there are buyers out there that are still honest and are willing to work with sellers when a mistake happens. Seller can’t understand me! HELP!! in Community Help Boards in Community. : “I explained that an item was shipped to me twice and that I have wanted to pay the […]

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>eBay's new feedback policy: no real feedback – Ars Technica: “Last week, eBay announced the first significant changes to its feedback policy since the site launched over a decade ago. In order to clamp down on the practice of tit-for-tat feedback, eBay will begin preventing sellers from leaving negative feedback on buyers. The change is […]

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