Category: Ebay News

Outdoor gear consignment store makes camp in Richmond

Jack Jacobs April 13, 20210 Trail Hut is an outdoor gear consignment store that recently opened at 114 N. Second St. (Michael Schwartz photo) A new outdoor gear shop has pitched its tent in the city. Trail Hut, which buys and sells used backpacks, hiking boots, clothing, tents, cookware and other gear for outdoor recreational activities like hiking and rock climbing, opened earlier this year at 114 N. Second St. in downtown Richmond. In addition to consignment, the store also buys and sells used gear and does repairs. It was a pre-COVID idea, but store owner Evan Garrison is betting he can capitalize on recent increased interest in the great outdoors brought on by the pandemic as people sought recreational options with built-in social distancing. “It’s the perfect time for me personally and for Richmond as well in terms of more people are getting outside,” he said. “Richmond is big…

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Is eBay Going to Eliminate Auctions?

AuctionBytes Blog Covering auctions, collectibles and marketplace selling. The AuctionBytes Blog has been giving a voice to online merchants since its launch in 2005. Named one of the world’s top 30 blogs in 2008 by “Blogging Heroes.” Weigh in with your thoughts on the joys and pitfalls of selling online. Mon Apr 12 2021 22:00:47 By: Ina Steiner Sponsored Link Is there any reason for eBay to do away with auctions? That would have been unthinkable even a few years ago, but after CEO Meg Whitman left the company in 2008, her successors seemed to have a hate-hate relationship with the auction format that – together with market forces – diminished the practice of online bidding on eBay.In fact, eBay CEOs used to brag about how auctions went from 70% of listings to 30% of listings. (We’re not sure what percentage of listings are auction format these days, but with…

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Want DJI’s Air 2S now? You can buy one on eBay

If you’re one of those people who just can’t wait…there’s an DJI Air 2S Fly More Combo up for grabs on eBay. It comes with everything…including a couple of caveats we’ll throw in for free. Well, it’s not particularly surprising. Some Best Buy locations have apparently jumped the gun and started selling the new DJI Air 2S, which goes on sale officially Thursday, April 15 at 0900. And someone who bought that combo thought maybe they could earn a little profit by re-selling to someone who simply cannot wait the extra couple of days. Is it worth buying? eBay DJI Air 2S listing This was spotted by us Monday night. It’s offered by eBay seller kevmichael, who writes in the description: DJI Air 2s Fly More Combo. I got this at Best Buy, the associate didn’t know he wasn’t supposed to sell it yet. I promise this is real or…

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Kingwood Man Indicted for Fraudulent Online Sales of Purported Native American-Made Goods

In San Antonio, a federal grand jury indicted a Kingwood man for selling allegedly fraudulent Native American-made goods on the internet, announced U.S. Attorney Ashley C. Hoff; Edward Grace, Assistant Director, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) Office of Law Enforcement; and Meridith Stanton, Director of the Indian Arts and Crafts Board, U.S. Department of the Interior. A federal grand jury indictment unsealed today charges 58-year-old Kevin Charles Kowalis with four counts of mail fraud and four counts of misrepresentation of Indian goods under the Indian Arts and Crafts Act.  The indictment alleges that from January 23, 2020 to July 15, 2020, Kowalis fraudulently marketed and sold on eBay.com pieces of jewelry he received from a manufacturer in the Philippines unaffiliated with any federally recognized Native American tribe.  The indictment alleges that Kowalis described the items for sale on eBay as “Native American Indian Handmade,” “Zuni,” “Navajo,” and “genuine Indian…

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Dolly Parton’s ice cream selling on eBay for $1000 per pint

Dolly Parton’s collaboration with Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams debuted to rave reviews.The country music star, 75, created a new Strawberry Pretzel Pie flavor to benefit Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library.The dessert company said the flavor is “sweet and salty, with timeless appeal, deep American roots, and makes you feel darn good.””It’s a throwback to the triple decker pie from the potlucks of our youths. Layers of salty pretzel streusel, subtly sweet and effortlessly tangy cream cheese ice cream, and lipstick red strawberry sauce,” Jeni’s added.DOLLY PARTON’S ICE CREAM LAUNCHES ONLINE, CAUSES HOURS-LONG WEBSITE PROBLEMSWhen the collab dropped last week, it sold out online and in some select Jeni’s locations forcing fans to buy on the secondary market. Dolly Parton’s ice cream flavor collaboration with Jeni’s sold out within hours.  (AP, File)A seller on eBay listed the ice cream for a staggering $1,000 for a pint.Jeni’s updated fans on its future availability saying the company is “working around the…

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Scammers could use information from your vaccine card selfie to sell fake cards online, experts say

Experts say information from your COVID vaccine card is all scammers need to sell fake ones online. LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Noel Osborn couldn’t wait to share she got her COVID vaccine.  “I was really excited,” she said.  She took a selfie, with her vaccine card.  “I thought me sharing that I had gotten vaccinated would help encourage some of the other people in my life,” said Osborn, who lives in Lexington. She blurred her patient ID, but left her birthday and some other information.  “Maybe I should have blurred that out. I’m not sure,” she said.  Experts say information from your COVID vaccine card is all scammers need to sell fake ones online, creating a thriving black market for people who don’t want to get a vaccine: about 30% of Americans, according to a Pew Research study, conducted in February.  Reanna Smith-Hamblin of Louisville’s Better Business Bureau says scammers see…

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Work Friends

From left: JARED BLAKE, co-founder of Lichen, 31; CHRISTINE ESPINAL, designer, 25; ERIC MAYES, designer, 27; ED BE, co-founder of Lichen, 33; VIAN LEE, project manager, 25; and ALVARO UCHA RODRIGUEZ, designer, 23. Photographed with wooden furniture of their own design at their store, Lichen, in East Williamsburg, Brooklyn, on March 4, 2021. Ed Be and Jared Blake bonded over a shared love for design after having met through Craigslist. Today, they run an innovative store and studio together. From left: JARED BLAKE, co-founder of Lichen, 31; CHRISTINE ESPINAL, designer, 25; ERIC MAYES, designer, 27; ED BE, co-founder of Lichen, 33; VIAN LEE, project manager, 25; and ALVARO UCHA RODRIGUEZ, designer, 23. Photographed with wooden furniture of their own design at their store, Lichen, in East Williamsburg, Brooklyn, on March 4, 2021. Interview by Jason Chen Photograph by David Chow April 12, 2021, 5:00 a.m. ETJared Blake: About four years…

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A Chance to Chat with eBay CEO Jamie Iannone

eBay CEO Jamie Iannone has kicked off a new feature in which he profiles eBay sellers in Seller Spotlight videos. “In my new video series, Seller Spotlight, I’ll be sitting down with eBay sellers from all over the world to hear their stories, successes and challenges,” the CEO wrote on LinkedIn. It’s not clear how to get the attention of the CEO in order to be considered for the feature, or what kinds of sellers eBay is looking for. In the first episode, Iannone spoke with vintage fashion seller Julie Yoo about her store’s focus on “recommerce,” which you can watch on LinkedIn. (We tried to find the video on Facebook, YouTube, and the eBay Seller Announcement board with no luck.) You can also find a profile of Yoo on the eBay corporate blog from July. Ina SteinerIna Steiner is co-founder and Editor of EcommerceBytes and has been reporting on…

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eBay Ads Drive Shoppers into the Arms of Rivals

AuctionBytes Blog Covering auctions, collectibles and marketplace selling. The AuctionBytes Blog has been giving a voice to online merchants since its launch in 2005. Named one of the world’s top 30 blogs in 2008 by “Blogging Heroes.” Weigh in with your thoughts on the joys and pitfalls of selling online. Sun Apr 11 2021 20:04:36 By: Ina Steiner Sponsored Link While they aren’t new, I’ve been struck recently by the number of ads eBay is running at the bottom of search results pages that link to listings on rival retail sites.After searching eBay today for “sterling silver necklace” and scrolling down through the first page of search results featuring sellers’ listings, I noticed that the first listing in the ad section at the bottom of the page was for sterling silver chain necklaces at Kohl’s. With one click, I was on Kohls.com looking at its listings for necklaces that matched my…

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PS5 restock updates: Availability at Best Buy, Target, Amazon, GameStop and more

PS5 restock updates: Availability at Best Buy, Target, Amazon, GameStop and more Discovering a PlayStation 5 over the previous a number of months has been a irritating problem for a lot of shoppers. However in the event you’ve tried — and failed — to snag the extremely coveted console, do not lose hope simply but. Sure, demand continues to outpace provide, and the PS5 console was named the fastest-selling console in US historical past, however we’re additionally beginning to see frequent PS5 stock drops at main retailers like Goal, Finest Purchase, Amazon, GameStop and Walmart. Positive, the Sony PS5 sells out nearly instantly, however the extra restocks there are, the higher your prospects of lastly scoring one. And we have some methods to extend your probabilities of scoring the online game console. First tip: Do not wait till you hear a couple of PS5 stock drop. Examine the hyperlinks at main retailers for…

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