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Changes afoot on the auction front

As auction sites and services become increasingly popular, new issues are cropping up for eBay and others that provide buyers and sellers with added services.

 

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As auction sites and services become increasingly popular, new issues are cropping up for eBay and others that provide buyers and sellers with added services.

"eBay has such a large share of the market that any meta search that is not having eBay results show up will lose this large percentage of the market."

- Rodrigo Sales, AuctionWatch chief executive

 


eBay cuts off outside search service
Leading online auctioneer eBay is clamping down on outside companies that use search engines to find items for sale on its site, arguing that the technology affects site performance.

Cox to partner with auction site Bidder's Edge
The Internet content network will soon announce an alliance with Bidder's Edge to add auction services to Cox's content sites, sources say.

Shoppers bid millions for human kidney on eBay
Online shoppers bid more than $5.7 million for a human kidney offered on the Internet auction site eBay before the company intervened to block the illegal sale.