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GM + eBay = Crash & Burn

September 2nd, 2009

In August, eBay partnered with General Motors to bring GM cars to eBay Motors.  eBay claims over 1 million visitors and 1.4 million online searches of GM’s inventory.  In fact things appear to be going so well according to a recent article that the eBay / GM deal is being extended at least another 3 […]

Ideeli – The story thus far

August 8th, 2009

Eventhorizon1984 has put together a nice article detailing ideeli‘s feedback up to this point.  My own independent research into the subject has confirmed much of what has been said there.  Check out The eBay ideeli Diamond PowerSeller Feedback Affair for more information.

ideeli – A new diamond?

July 9th, 2009

Today marked the beginning of a two day Daily Deal by eBay seller ideeli.  ideeli is a relative newcomer to eBay having registered May 7th, having received 22 feedbacks (14 5.0 DSRs) so far, but who currently has 647 active listings.  It has been witnessed by many on Auctionbytes and the eBay forums that they […]

Glitches, oversold inventory, and missing feedback

February 1st, 2009

On December 7th, BUY had one of its photo frames selected for the Daily Deal.  BUY already had four other listings for the same “NEW Philips 7 Inch Metal Digital Picture Frame” running.  Each of the four listings had either 2398 or 2400 quantity available but the daily deal had only 2298.  That listing sold […]

New Diamond

December 29th, 2008

It appears that we just found a new diamond powerseller.  This is one of the few eBay grown diamonds and they even started selling back in 1999.  Beckertime has been added to the list. From their store page: Beckertime is eBay’s largest provider of preowned Rolex watches with a monthly sales volume of over $750,000. […]

First Irregularities

December 12th, 2008

This site was initially created to give a rational explanation for every feedback that was removed from eBay’s Diamond Powersellers.  The site could then be used as a reference anytime a forum thread or blog post was created making the claim that feedback was being manipulated.  It was expected that almost all comment removals would […]

SmartBargains first DSRs

December 5th, 2008

Smart Bargains has finally displayed their DSRs and they aren’t looking good. Item Description 4.4 10 Communication 4.0 10 Shipping Time 4.6 11 Shipping Charges 4.5 10 One wonders if they received a phone call at 3:00AM saying that they could no longer list due to their sub-par communication DSR. Assuming that one or both […]

SmartBargains First Positive

December 3rd, 2008

jlmackey2 responds regarding the positive feedback left for smartbargains.

SmartBargains, Not So Fast

December 2nd, 2008

EventHorizon1984 has an interesting entry regarding the first two feedbacks for one of eBay’s newest Diamond powersellers.  As many have noticed their first (and third!) feedback on eBay turned out to be negative.  However, it turns out that SmartBargain’s first positive feedback was left a whole 24 minutes after the item was purchased.  The item […]

New Diamond Spotted

December 2nd, 2008

Altrec has been added to the list. http://blog.auctionbytes.com/cgi-bin/blog/blog.pl?/pl/2008/12/1228145122.html

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