Unlocked iPhone 6 Plus eBay

The unlocked iPhone 6 Plus is already fetching $1,700 bids on eBay

By on September 12, 2014 at 2:52 PM.

The unlocked iPhone 6 Plus is already fetching $1,700 bids on eBay

It’s way too late for you to place your preorder for the iPhone 6 Plus… but that doesn’t mean you can’t pay for someone else to grab one for you at a high premium on eBay. A quick search for the iPhone 6 Plus on eBay shows that the device is now fetching bids for as high as $1,700, or more than $750 higher than the $950 price you’ll pay for the off-contract 128GB iPhone 6 Plus. More →

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Apple Certified Refurbished eBay Store

Pick up a refurbished iPhone 5 at Apple’s hidden eBay factory outlet

By on July 8, 2014 at 4:48 PM.

Pick up a refurbished iPhone 5 at Apple’s hidden eBay factory outlet

If you’ve been waiting for the right time to buy an unlocked iPhone 5, here’s your chance. AppleInsider discovered the iPhone-centric Factory Outlet eBay Store over the weekend, a hidden subsection of the popular bidding site dedicated to refurbished certified iPhone 5 models, complete with a 1-year warranty from Apple, burn-in testing, a new package with manual and charger and a quality inspection from Apple. More →

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eBay Hack

eBay thought user data was safe, but 145 million accounts were compromised in massive hack

By on May 27, 2014 at 2:28 PM.

eBay thought user data was safe, but 145 million accounts were compromised in massive hack

EBay initially thought that user data was safe following the security breach it fell victim to recently. As it turns out, that wasn’t the case at all; as Reuters noted in a recent report, eBay has now confirmed that personal data belonging to all 145 million of its users was accessed and compromised in the attack, making it one of the biggest breaches of all time.

In other words, change your eBay password immediately if you haven’t already. More →

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eBay Customer Account Personal Data

Don’t hurry off to buy stolen eBay customer data just yet

By on May 23, 2014 at 6:50 AM.

Don’t hurry off to buy stolen eBay customer data just yet

eBay on Thursday acknowledged that some of its customers’ personal information may have been compromised following a breach, advising users to immediately change their passwords. The announcement has apparently been enough for some creative individuals with malicious intentions to advertise online “full eBay database dumps,” masquerading as the hackers that conducted the cyberattack. However, TechCrunch reports that eBay says those databases are fake, and the for sale lists do not contain “authentic eBay accounts,” which is very good news for eBay consumers whose personal data may have been exposed. More →

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eBay Password Change

Change your eBay password right now

By on May 21, 2014 at 7:45 AM.

Change your eBay password right now

Something is not right. It was unclear at the time of this writing exactly what happened, but it looks like eBay may have been the victim of some kind of breach. The company is apparently preparing to instruct all users to change their passwords as soon as possible, as Engadget has found preliminary notices with a potentially troubling note. More →

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Flappy Bird iPhone on eBay

Flappy Bird devices selling for thousands of dollars on eBay

By on February 10, 2014 at 6:30 AM.

Flappy Bird devices selling for thousands of dollars on eBay

Flappy Bird developer Nguyen Ha Dong on Saturday surprisingly announced via Twitter that he will remove the popular game from app stores in following hours, and he kept his promise, as the game went down both in the App store and in the Google Play Store at midnight local time on Sunday. “22 hours rom now, I will take ‘Flappy Bird’ down” Dong said on Twitter. “It is not anything related to legal issues. I cannot take this anymore.” However, that doesn’t mean the game is completely unavailable.
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Ebay Users Data

EBay will now use your data to sell targeted ads

By on April 11, 2013 at 7:50 AM.

EBay will now use your data to sell targeted ads

Internet auction giant eBay (EBAY) recently announced plans to begin sharing the browsing habits of its customers with third-party advertisers. The move follows similar strategies of other online companies such as Google (GOOG), Amazon (AMZN) and Facebook (FB). EBay traditionally used its proprietary user data to help grow its eBay Marketplaces business and promote products from various merchants to users who had shown interest in similar items on its website.

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eBay launches redesign and same-day delivery service, plans Groupon-style deals site

By on October 10, 2012 at 1:00 PM.

eBay launches redesign and same-day delivery service, plans Groupon-style deals site

EBay Redesign Groupon Killer

eBay (EBAY) announced on Wednesday the launch of its redesigned website alongside a new simpler logo. The new eBay site draws on cues popularized by social photo-sharing site Pinterest. The most noticeable addition is the eBay Feed, a section dedicated to provide improved product discovery features. The Feed will suggest items that a user might be interested in based on pre-selected likes, eBay history or Facebook (FB) interests. Recommended items will populate the Feed’s stream and users can then instantly choose to buy the item or watch it. Users can even follow other user feeds to get more ideas. eBay users who want to get in on the Feed early can turn it on here. More →

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eBay clamps down on magic spell auctions, thwarts would-be wizards

By on August 18, 2012 at 2:30 PM.

eBay clamps down on magic spell auctions, thwarts would-be wizards

eBay Magical Item Ban

Vindictive souls looking to buy magical curses to place on their enemies will have to go shopping somewhere other than eBay (EBAY). Wired reports that eBay will officially ban “intangible” items from being auctioned starting on August 30th, including “spells, curses, hexing, conjuring, magic, prayers, blessing services, magic potions, healing sessions” and more. More →

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iPhone 5 rumors send smartphone owners scrambling to sell phones

By on August 7, 2012 at 11:40 AM.

iPhone 5 rumors send smartphone owners scrambling to sell phones

iPhone 5 Rumors EBay Sales

Smartphone owners are scrambling to sell off their old handsets as the release of Apple’s (AAPL) next-generation iPhone draws near. Apple will unveil the “iPhone 5″ during a press conference on September 12th, and the sleek new smartphone is expected to launch one week later on September 21st. According to data from eBay (EBAY), the volume of trade-in offers generated by the company’s eBay Instant Sale service recently spiked by 70% due to the influx of  rumors surrounding the new iPhone’s imminent release. More →

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Google, Facebook, Amazon and eBay found pro-tech lobbying group

By on July 25, 2012 at 9:05 PM.

Google, Facebook, Amazon and eBay found pro-tech lobbying group

Internet Association Tech Lobbying Group

Four major Internet companies are giving America just what it needs: More federal lobbyists. The Washington Post reports that Google (GOOG), Amazon (AMZN), Facebook (FB) and eBay (EBAY) have all teamed up to form the Internet Association, a lobbying group that describes itself as “the unified voice of the Internet economy, representing the interests of America’s leading Internet companies and their global community of users.” The group is being headed by Michael Beckerman, who most recently worked as the deputy staff director for the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee and as an advisor to committee chairman Rep. Fred Upton (R-MI). While the group has yet to post any official policy recommendations on its website, it’s a safe bet that special, industry-specific tax breaks will be among them. More →

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PayPal announces ‘PayPal Here’ iPhone payment system to compete with Square

By on March 15, 2012 at 9:55 PM.

PayPal announces ‘PayPal Here’ iPhone payment system to compete with Square

PayPal on Thursday unveiled “PayPal Here,” a small accessory similar to the solution offered by Square, that can be used to accept credit card payments on an iPhone. The reader is a large blue triangle that connects to the top of an iPhone through the headphone jack. With the help of the “PayPal Here” iOS app, a merchant can input a sum and have a consumer swipe his or her credit or debit card to make payments. PayPal’s app also features a “Scan Card” feature, which uses the iPhone’s camera to record a credit card number or even a check. The app can track invoices and cash payments, and be used with checks, credit cards and debit cards. PayPal Here comes on the heels of the company’s unveiling of an upcoming digital wallet service that looks to compete with Google Wallet. More →

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PayPal’s Google Wallet competitor shown off at SXSW [video]

By on March 14, 2012 at 8:25 AM.

PayPal’s Google Wallet competitor shown off at SXSW [video]

During the annual South by Southwest conference in Austin, Texas on Tuesday, PayPal finally showed off its upcoming digital wallet product that will compete with the likes of Google Wallet and other digital payment platforms. The EBay-run eBay Ink blog also posted a pair of videos on Tuesday in which PayPal vice president of global product and experience Sam Shrauger walks us through a number of the new eWallet product’s capabilities. PayPal’s digital wallet has a simple desktop interface and of course it features mobile compatibility and a number of now-common features, but there are also a few intriguing features that aren’t common among rival offerings. One such feature allows the user to pay for something with PayPal’s digital wallet while on the go, and then log in to his or her account at a later time and choose which credit card or bank account should supply the funds for the purchase. This feature and more are explained in a pair of videos from eBay and PayPal, which follow below. More →

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