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eBay corporate Oops and LOL moments of interest to investors. Most have screen-capture or narrated screen video documenting proof of Doc’s allegations.

eBay Permitting Employee and Friend Auction Bidding

What a team these two would make. J.R. Ewing and John Donahoe.

This is not specifically eBay Motors related, but since Motors runs auctions on Vehicles and Parts & Accessories Doc figured he would help spread the word. The buzz circulating in cyberspace about whats apparently being done to raise the eBay Inc bottom line in San Jose. What are the NEW guidelines? Restricted: Buying an item…
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Mings Rule #1 eBay Lies, Always Has, Always Will

eCommerceBytes eBay Article

After thinking about AuctionBytes latest run in with eBay, I have to wonder. What is on that the Steiner’s blog that scares eBay so much? eBay must be seriously concerned about not only Ina Steiner and her eBay articles, but some of the comments must really strike a nerve at eBay Headquarters. There really is…
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eBay Is Still Shooting Bloggers And Messengers

eComerceBytes.com Open DNS Phishing Warning - eComerceBytes Blog Blocked!

If you read my last post, you already know that eBay accused the Steiner’s of AuctionBytes / eCommerceBytes of running a phishing website. If you missed the beginning, click here to read yesterdays post. This morning to get this Open DNS warning that blog.ecommercebytes.com is blocked as a phishing website. I’m saying to myself, Hmmmm…
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eBay Accuses eCommerceBytes Of Phishing

eCommerceBytes eBay Article

eBay accuses The Steiner’s of running a phishing site. AuctionBytes.com and eCommerceBytes.com are news sites that report on the eCommerce world. They have been around for what seems like a lifetime, reporting various changes within eBay and other eCommerce sites, and have good readership. Recently their web host received this take down notice from eBay…
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Plaintiffs Working Settlement In PayPal Holds Lawsuit

PayPal Holds Lawsuit Settlement

Online sellers who filed class action lawsuits against PayPal over the company’s practice of holding funds for lengthy periods have reached a tentative agreement to settle following successful mediation’s. The parties in Fernando v. PayPal and Zepeda v. PayPal are currently in the process of finalizing a written settlement agreement and exhibits, including proposed notice…
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eBay Car Seller Worried About PayPal Charge Back

PayPal Funds Frozen??

Got a real lively topic going on the eBay Motors Forums. So far the topic has 100 replies and Doc is sure more will be piling up before it’s all over. This one is more entertainment than watching re-runs on TV. But i have a feeling eBay / Liveworld will likely pull it soon. Just in…
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Qinggen Wang Second PayPal Death In 2012

S-Shamini Death By Fall - PayPal Employee in Malaysia

Rumor is spreading about the suicide death of Qinggen Wang, PayPal’s principal software engineer. This is the second alleged PayPal employee suicide this year. Eric Salvatierra, a PayPal Exec of Palo Alto was alleged to have committed suicide back in March after being struck by a Caltrain commuter train. Doc wonders what’s going on at…
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George Zimmerman Donations PayPal TOS Violation

If you have not already heard about it, George Zimmerman put up a website and is asking for donations for his legal defense fund, and living expenses. Zimmerman wrote on his new website: therealgeorgezimmerman.com. “I cannot attest to the validity of the other websites.” It has been confirmed that the site is real and is…
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PayPal Android iPhone Cross Account Scripting Glitch

Doc has read several comments on the web about a possible PayPal mobile app cross account scripting bug. Ever since the last major service interruption on 04/04/2012 when eBay members were unable to checkout with PayPal. There have been stories circulating about PayPal Red Flag Alerts after buyers were finally able to make eBay purchase…
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PayPal Glitch Raises Red Flags Among eBay Sellers

After eBay resolved a bad technical glitch that shut down eBay PayPal Checkout on Wednesday, PayPal experienced another glitch on Thursday in which many or all transactions were shown to sellers as being high risk. The eBay PayPal Forum was buzzing with questions from eBay sellers about what to do with their transaction payments red…
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eBay Pulls Announcement About PayPal Glitch

PayPal Funds Frozen??

The net was buzzing late Wednesday afternoon about eBay buyers not being able to pay with PayPal. Some were able to log into their PayPal accounts directly, but were not able to pay for eBay items won. EcommerceBytes published this announcement on their blog: eBay buyers are having problems paying for items through PayPal, and…
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eBay Forum Moderator LiveWorld BBB F Rating

Internet Sockpuppet

Why would a business that specializes in providing and moderating community forums ignore a BBB Complaint? From what i read on the San Jose BBB Website, LiveWorld didn’t respond to a complaint that was filed against the company, and never responded to numerous inquires from the BBB. It’s a big ole LOL! that a company…
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eBay Forums Down – Liveworld Mission Impossible

Liveworld Forums

eBay forums are down. Wonder what croaked this time? Obviously it must have something to do with Liveworld.com eBay’s Forum host and brand moderation team. Did this mission turn out to be Impossible? Did someone hack the crap out of them? Or did the thing just croak of being overloaded with Trolls, Shills, and Sock…
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EBay Executive Eric Salvatierra Killed By Train

PayPal Funds Frozen??

An executive at eBay Inc.’s PayPal business unit who had served as finance chief at the company’s former Internet calling unit Skype was struck and killed by a train in Silicon Valley on Friday. Eric Salvatierra was 39. He was hit by a Caltrain commuter train in Menlo Park, Calif. A spokeswoman for Caltrain said…
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It’s A Double Whammy Bad Day For eBay and PayPal

eBay pirated software

eBay could have become the largest worldwide verified buyers / sellers membership club, where anyone could buy whatever they needed with confidence. Along the line of what Angie’s List is doing today with services. But CEO John Donahoe went in and chopped eBay to pieces. Donahoe’s destructive innovation did just what it was intended to…
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Shills And Sockpuppets Eroding Trust On The Web

Internet Sockpuppet

Trust in information on the web is being damaged by the huge numbers of people paid by companies to post comments online Could eBay be guilty of doing this? It’s been said more than once that’s the case. eBay community manager “John Bodine” brags about using his community as lab rats, and using agents to…
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eBay Tracking Discussions With Google Analytics

ebay forum tracking code

eBay forum members beware you are being tracked. In a blink of an eye Doc noticed a flash by his browser while a page was loading. Further investigation of eBay discussion boards page source code revealed a snippet of Google Analytics code embedded in the header. Google Analytics is a finely tuned piece of tracking…
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