Its Friday… and that means another edition of my eBay Watch column has been published over on ECommerce-Guide. This week in eBay news, a seller discount, the launch of the My eBay beta, one-click bidding and sales tax tools.
“‘The team working on ‘My eBay’ announced the beta launch of the new version. Changes include an item preview with details and images for items you are watching, the ability to re-bid right from within My eBay and to see a snapshot of critical seller information. There is also a space where you can leave yourself notes and reminders about items, plus the ability to create personalized item recommendations. A small group of testers are now being invited to try out the site, with the official launch of the new format slated for early 2008, according to Blair Hamilton, product manager for My eBay.”
Looking for interesting tech terms to spice up your blog or tech articles? Here is one I really like – munging. This is the Webopedia definition for munging;
“‘(MUHN-jing) The act of altering an e-mail address posted on a Web page to make it unreadable to bots and harvesters that crawl the Web for e-mail addresses to include on spam lists. Munging is where the e-mail address is not fully written out but is still understandable to anyone reading the Web page. The characters to the left of the @ symbol in your e-mail address should not be altered when munging.
For example, munging the firstname.lastname@example.org e-mail address could result in something like fakeaddress-AT-webopedia-DOT-com.
The term munge is frequently defined as “mash until no good” and is also called address munging.”
Better than a one-day deal, even if you do have a few extra requirements to meet. From August 29 to September 30th, eBay listing fees are free if you purchase GALLERY and in Canada, the item is C$11.99 or less and for the USA site US$9.99 or less. Other starting prices will receive a 25% insertion fee discount.
What is excluded?
This promotion will not apply to the following types of listings: All eBay Motors listings (including Parts & Accessories, Passenger Vehicles, Motorcycles, Power Sports, Other Vehicles), Live Auction, Professional Services, Real Estate, Ad Format and Store Inventory listings. The following business and industrial categories are excluded from the Insertion Fee Sale: tractors & farm machinery (91952), heavy equipment (25249), concession trailers, carts (67145), imaging and aesthetics equipment (92035), forklifts and other lifts (97185), manufacturing equipment (92080), metalworking equipment (92082) and commercial printing presses (26247). Bundles that contain Gallery such as Value Pack, Pro Pack, Gallery Plus, Gallery Featured and Picture Pack will not be eligible. You will need to purchase Gallery separately to be eligible for the promotion. The promotional rate does not apply to listings with a start date prior to August 29, 2007 – including those listings revised during the promotional period. The promotional rate also does not apply to listings created during the promotion August 29 – September 30, 2007 and scheduled to start after the promotion ends.
You can read the promotion page here.