>> Andrea Linett, who resigned from her position as Lucky creative director in September after the magazine's editor Kim France was replaced, began a new position this week — as creative director of eBay Fashion.
>> Andrea Linett, who resigned from her position as Lucky creative director in September after the magazine's editor Kim France was replaced, began a new position this week — as creative director of eBay Fashion. Linett has long been an eBay fan — during her Lucky days, when asked about her favorite online stores, she listed eBay among them: "I spend hours on ebay.com!" In her new position, she plans to enliven the shopping experience of the site with more upscale imagery reminiscent of a magazine: “It is the same kind of shopping experience, except that it’s a marketplace instead of a magazine.” [NY Times]
Ebay may be an online retailer, but thanks to its latest partnership with Milo, it's helping you strategically plan your next trip to the store. Called Gifts Nearby, this new website finds popular items in your area and tells you whether they're in stock at various stores.
Looking for an Xbox Kinect bundle? While you could drive from store to store looking for this hot-ticket item, it would be easier to look it up on Gifts Nearby and know right where to go, saving you stress, gas, and time. Just enter your zip code to see retail stores in your area, choose a category (from gaming consoles, cameras, tablets, camcorders, and more), and Gifts Nearby will tell you what's available, where, and the price so you can comparison shop from home. And if you can't find what you're looking for in stores, you can search for a specific item on Ebay as a last resort. Rain check, anyone?
The holidays are here, and it's time for you to hit the pavement and shop till you drop (because everyone loves long lines, right?). Wrong!
To make your holiday shopping experience that much easier, eBay has put together some great gift ideas to please all of those on your holiday list. From designer shoes and handbags, the latest and greatest electronics, to sports, home goods, and toys, oh my! So sit back, relax, and get inspired for your loved ones' gifts here.
If that wasn't enough to make your holiday preparation great, eBay is celebrating the holidays with a Love to Give campaign highlighting those unforgettable, uncontrollable moments that occur when someone receives the perfect gift, or as they call them: unwrap attacks. (P.S. You can upload your own and view other hilarious unwrap attacks here.)
Check out the unwrap attacks here, and then leave a comment below and be entered to win 10 gift cards worth $50, totaling $500 to spend on eBay!
With all of the extolling I've done for Google Goggles, it's surprising that I've waited so long to laud the capabilities of this app. But eBay's RedLaser is the perfect shopping companion for finding the best deal no matter where you are. Initially launched for last year's holiday season, the updated app is packed with new features and costs less than its previous $2 price tag.
To use the app, launch it and quickly scan an item's bar code. (If you were addicted to self-scanning everything in sight with an in-store price checker as a kid or in love with the self-checkout at the grocery store, this app is for you.) A list of stores that carry the product (both physical stores nearby and online retail outlets, even eBay results!) is displayed, along with quick price comparisons to help you find the best deal. Find out how else you can use RedLaser (spoiler: it has nothing to do with shopping), and how much it's gonna cost you, when you read more.
If you haven't checked out eBay's Fashion Vault yet, you're doing yourself a huge disservice! But don't worry, today is a perfect day to catch up as ABS by Allen Schwartz is dishing out some amazing coats and dresses at up to 74 percent off. That means nothing is over $200. Step inside to see the best of the bunch: five cozy-chic coats that look expensive but aren't and five sassy frocks to spice up your holiday festivities. But don't lag; the sale ends this Wednesday at 9 p.m. PST.
eBay has recently launched a new version of its iPhone app, just in time for the holiday season. Earlier this year, eBay launched several iPhone apps, and now it's offering a simple, streamlined eBay bidding experience on the iPhone.
The new app consolidates the buying and selling functions previously available in separate apps. Search and browse through listings, bid on items, even pay for items through your phone. A new watching, buying, and selling Quick View offers users a simple home screen with quick access to profiles and feedback. Also included: quick access to PayPal for payments and daily deals, saved searches, reminders, and color customization.
Starting today, you can download the new app for free in the iTunes Store.
Yes, it's exactly what you think. And, no, I don't know what you do with thimbles. Wikipedia says a thimble is a "small, hard-pitted cup worn for protection on the finger that pushes the needle in sewing." So that means instead of pricking your finger, you stab Kate Middleton's face!
I have up for grabs an ultra rare set of bone china thimbles depicting Kate Middleton which appeared in the Daily Telegraph in 2008. I purchased the set at the time but I think they were discontinued when the article appeared in the UK and Worldwide. 5 thimbles in all with 4 different pictures (one has the same design). Quite crudely printed but never the less great collectible items as they [sic] won't be others like these.
Price right now is 5.50 pounds sterling ($8.84), so submit your bid today!
My friend is in the market for a new laptop — well, sort of. She's been scouring Craigslist and eBay with hopes that a relatively new, but used, model turns up. This is against the better advice of almost everyone in her life, by the way. Her friends and family worry that she'll end up with a total lemon and not see the problems before it's too late. And because it's "for sale by owner," she'll lose the opportunity for a refund or warranty.
Her argument is pretty simple: buying a used computer can save her close to $500, and she'll take the necessary steps to ensure that she makes a good purchase. Do you think she's making a smart move, or is she looking for trouble?
Not content on waiting until Spring, people who are holding out for the white iPhone 4 are taking measures into their own hands. Our community assistant recently posted a pic of her brother holding a white iPhone 4, and, no, he is not BFFs with Steve Jobs. This pic looks like the real deal, and her brother says that he bought the phone off of eBay.