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Rare Skylanders figures sell for £827 on eBay

Activision’s toy-based console title Skylanders has demonstrated its incredibly loyal fan following after an auction for some rare figures reached 797 on eBay. The UK listing offered six rare gold and silver figures, which can then be used in-game via Activision’s Portal of Power. A total of 35 bids were …

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Games retailers back eBay store

Online auction giant eBay is hitting the High Street this week with the support of at least two games retailers. Both Zavvi and Comet will have a presence at eBay’s temporary Christmas Boutique store in London’s West End from Thursday, December 1st to Monday, December 5th.Customers will be able to …

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eBay opens UK High Street outlet

Online auction giant eBay is to open its first bricks and mortar store in the UK. The one-off five-day experiment will be located just off London’s Oxford Street and will trade between December 1st-5th. Interestingly, the shop itself will have a very limited selection of stock and no tills. Instead, …

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eBay profits from iPhone 4 sell-off

Auction site eBay looks set to benefit from a surge of sales of second hand Apple iPhone 4s as Apple fans look to sell off their old model ahead of the expected announcement of the iPhone 5 tomorrow. In the US third party companies have been offering a blanket $250 …

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UKIE welcomes eBay ruling

Trade body UKIE has praised the news that eBay could be accountable for its users selling counterfeit goods. The European Court of Justice ruled that trade sites may be liable as part of a ruling on a case filed by cosmetic firm L’Oreal. The court said that owners of online …

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eBay preparing Amazon rival?

eBay is to buy e-commerce solutions and services provider GSI Commerce for $2.4bn (1.5bn). The deal is expected to close in the third quarter of this year, and will give eBay access to GSI’s comprehensive portfolio of e-commerce solutions and digital marketing tools. The move is expected to provide growth …

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eBay reduces seller fees

It was once the king of the resale castle but times are tough for auction site eBay – so in an effort to tempt sellers back the site has revealed a range of discounts for sellers. In recent years eBay has lost marketshare to rivals such as Amazon marketplace, which …

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eBay suffers steep Q4 income drop

Internet auction giant eBay has revealed that revenues for Q4 2008 were down seven per cent on the same period in 2007, reaching $2.04bn – far lower than analysts had predicted. Worse still, revenue for Q4 was down a hefty 31 per cent on the quarter before. We’ve been operating …

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US: Tens of thousands of Wiis at Wal-Mart

American retailer Wal-Mart has confirmed that it has tens of thousands” of Wii’s in stock for sale on its website store over the Christmas period, reports Reuters . Wal-Mart is to offer the console for $249.24, along with a value bundle including extra controllers retailing for $329 while supplies last. …

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Hackers crack the DS

A device that allows gamers to play downloadable DS titles has been released for Nintendo’s DSi. Entitled the Acekard 2i, the new accessory allows the storing of data on a MicroSD card, and is fully compatible with the DSi’s features. Nintendo revealed to MCV last month that the R4 was …

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