E-commerce site eBay looks to be moving into high gear.
CEO John Donahoe announced today that by 2015, he expects the company to be handling $300 billion in transactions per year, according to The Wall Street Journal, nearly twice what it did in 2012. That means, for 2015, between $21.5 billion and $23.5 billion in revenue from both eBay and its payments processing unit PayPal. In 2012, the company earned $14 billion in revenue.
According to the Journal, the company also plans to double the number of active users on its site over the next two years -- … Read more
Have a used item you don't think will sell on eBay? A new program could still fill your pockets with half the proceeds.
Recently launched on a test basis, "Sell it Forward" lets you send your used items to eBay in a free, postage-paid bag. From there, eBay hands them over to the San Francisco Bay Area branch of Goodwill Industries. If Goodwill can unload the items within 14 days, you score a 50 percent cut of the sales price, which is sent to your PayPal account. If not, you get a receipt for a donation that … Read more
Selling or trading in your older used electronics for some fast cash is quick and convenient. You don't have to deal with pesky eBay fees, or haggle over the final sales price with a stranger on Craiglist. Sites like Amazon Trade-In, eBay Instant Sale, and Gazelle all make it easy to send in a used item. You mark the condition of your item, ship it off, let the company inspect it, and wait for the cash to show up in your PayPal or Amazon account. I rounded up five trade-in sites here if you're interested in reading more … Read more
It was right next to the auction for advance copies of the new self-help book on modesty co-authored by Anne Hathaway and Kanye West.
Following it was an exclusive right to bid on a pair of Kim Jong-un's basketball shorts.
At least that's what I imagine.
For some no-doubt enterprising being -- handle bla7kcat -- presented baying eBayers with the chance to look extremely silly walking down the street.
Yes, here was an allegedly genuine Google Glass headset up for auction.
Some big-name tech companies are adding their support for same-sex marriage and making the case that banning these unions deters employee recruitment efforts.
Dozens of companies, including Apple, Facebook, eBay, and Intel, will file an amicus brief -- a court document field by an interested group that is not actually a party to the case -- on Thursday to declare their support, Fortune reported today.
"This week, Facebook is proudly joining many other businesses in submitting briefs to the U.S. Supreme Court supporting … Read more
The e-commerce and payments giant today officially rolled out its Web site redesign, the biggest change in its history. eBay first introduced the new features, which it says creates a more personalized experience, in October. Since that time, eBay has allowed site visitors to opt in for the new design. Starting today, users no longer have the option to use the older design, but eBay says the new site is "more intuitive."
One feature, dubbed Feed, curates a user's favorite items on a personalized page … Read more
The 128GB Surface Pro is a rare commodity at the moment. And stiff eBay asking prices reflect this.
In fact, it wouldn't be a stretch to say that some eBay vendors are hoarding the device, trying to cash in on the scarcity.
Though pretty common with hard-to-get Apple products, it's unusual to see this with a Windows product -- and it's Microsoft's first PC, to boot.
One seller, with a stack of at least 10 Pros, is asking $1,300 for the 128GB model. Other sellers are asking $1,399 and even $1,499. The regular … Read more
Did you adore your 64? Well, wanna buy a 65? That'll cost you.
Earlier this month we saw how fans of vintage home computers can get a little crazy on eBay, bidding up the price of a 1983 10MHz Texas Instruments TI-99/8 to $3,240.
Well that's nothing compared with the enthusiasm that Commodore commands. A prototype Commodore 65 more than doubled the winning TI bid when it sold on eBay recently for a whopping $7,625. … Read more