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Now THIS is how you sell a used car

All other eBay sellers will have to up their game.

From TheJournal.ie Weird Wide Web: Window shopping, funny faces and love tearing you apart Week In Web This post contains videos

Weird Wide Web: Window shopping, funny faces and love tearing you apart

All of your essential tech and social media news for the week in one byte-sized portion.

Man's eBay campaign to pay parking ticket goes viral

It was so successful, the seller is now using it as a fundraiser for a needy friend.

Want to buy a new fiver... for €6.90?

Plus postage, naturally.

From The42 EBay monitoring listings of Boston Marathon medals Boston Marathon

EBay monitoring listings of Boston Marathon medals

The auction site says they’re determined to make sure no-one makes a profit from the bombings.

From TheJournal.ie 11 internet firsts you probably never heard of Internet Firsts

11 internet firsts you probably never heard of

The first photo ever uploaded to the internet, the first registered domain name… let’s step back into the internet’s history.

From TheJournal.ie Why tax-free shopping on the internet could be facing end in US Online Shopping

Why tax-free shopping on the internet could be facing end in US

The bill, which was being debated in the US Senate yesterday, could lead to the recouping of $11 billion in lost annual sales taxes.

From The42 The car that got Rory McIlroy to the Ryder Cup in time is for sale Ryder Cup Bid

The car that got Rory McIlroy to the Ryder Cup in time is for sale

And can be yours on eBay for less than €4000 though post and packaging might be expensive.

From TheJournal.ie Here are 10 things you never knew about the world's largest online retailer Amazonazing This post contains images

Here are 10 things you never knew about the world's largest online retailer

Not bad for a company that started out in its owners garage.

From The42 Which of you weirdos is going to buy Ronaldo's wrecked car on Ebay? CR7

Which of you weirdos is going to buy Ronaldo's wrecked car on Ebay?

For just €20k you can own this completely useless Ferrari, football fans.

From The42 VIDEO: Trap in advert for English lessons. World falls off axis. Mature Student This post contains videos

VIDEO: Trap in advert for English lessons. World falls off axis.

Next thing you know, our national manager will be hocking anger management DVDs.

From TheJournal.ie The 5 at 5: Thursday Take 5

The 5 at 5: Thursday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

From TheJournal.ie Ebay's 4Q performance caps company's best year yet EBay

Ebay's 4Q performance caps company's best year yet

Revenue for the fourth quarter ending 31 December, 2012 increased 18 per cent to $4 billion, compared to the same time last year.

From TheJournal.ie 9 famous logo changes in 2012 that you may not have noticed Logo Changes This post contains images

9 famous logo changes in 2012 that you may not have noticed

Some subtle, some not so subtle.

Man gets stolen car back after 42 years - after finding it for sale on eBay

Robert Russell’s 1967 Austin-Healey was stolen in 1970 – but he never gave up trying to get it back.

From The42 Smurf-tacular: Sales of Olympic torches heat up on eBay after £153,000 sale Hot Item

Smurf-tacular: Sales of Olympic torches heat up on eBay after £153,000 sale

A ‘soot marked’ torch used in the UK leg of the pre-Olympic relay has fetched a hefty price after it was advertised online.

From TheJournal.ie Olympics organisers: We're powerless to stop torches going on eBay London 2012

Olympics organisers: We're powerless to stop torches going on eBay

London 2012 organisers say they can only hope that the torches – up for as much as £145,000 – find “good homes”.

From TheJournal.ie PayPal to create 1,000 new jobs in Dundalk Jobswatch

PayPal to create 1,000 new jobs in Dundalk

The online payment processing giant is to create 1,000 new jobs by creating a major call centre in Dundalk.

Want to buy Barack Obama’s old car? It’s on eBay…

But you’ll need a million dollars.

From TheJournal.ie PayPal president named new Yahoo CEO Yahoo!

PayPal president named new Yahoo CEO

Yahoo has been without a permanent CEO for three months.

From The42 Success as sponsor-less runner auctions himself on eBay Sold

Success as sponsor-less runner auctions himself on eBay

Sprinter hopes to achieve his Olympic final dream after securing financial support through an eBay auction.

From The42 Boy for sale! British sprinter puts himself up for auction on eBay London Calling

Boy for sale! British sprinter puts himself up for auction on eBay

James Ellington has taken an unusual approach to secure a sponsor ahead of next summer’s Olympic Games.

From TheJournal.ie Last-minute All Ireland tickets selling for hundreds online Croke Park

Last-minute All Ireland tickets selling for hundreds online

The GAA has warned that tickets known to be bought from touts will be cancelled as the last-minute scramble continues.

Watch: Man charged for drink-driving on his motorised beer cooler Drink This post contains videos

Watch: Man charged for drink-driving on his motorised beer cooler

Chris Petrie was travelling at the coolbox’s top speed of 20kph when he was stopped by police.

From TheJournal.ie The Daily Fix: Wednesday Daily Fix This post contains images

The Daily Fix: Wednesday

In today’s fix: Postcodes may be on the way, Ireland’s broadband is up to speed, fun in the sun, and the beach comes to Dublin Castle…

From TheJournal.ie EBay faces liability for trademark infringements and fake ads EBay

EBay faces liability for trademark infringements and fake ads

A row between eBay and L’Oreal over the sale of counterfeit goods has found its way to the European Court of Justice.

From TheJournal.ie Google's new mobile payment system launches. Google is immediately sued by PayPal Google

Google's new mobile payment system launches. Google is immediately sued by PayPal

Google Wallet will allow users to store credit card details on their phones and make payments with the touch of a button. However PayPal says the company stole ideas, and people, in order to develop the service.

From TheJournal.ie Irish people spent a whopping €3bn online in 2010 Online Shopping

Irish people spent a whopping €3bn online in 2010

Visa Europe says online purchases are up by 39 per cent on last year, as more people begin to trust online shopping.

From TheJournal.ie Seán Fitzpatrick’s car heading to the crusher Car Crush

Seán Fitzpatrick’s car heading to the crusher

Someone has pledged €3,150 to win the chance to crush Seanie’s car.

From Business ETC PayPal Christmas boost sends eBay income up 24% EBay

PayPal Christmas boost sends eBay income up 24%

The online auction site reports better-than-expected earnings for the fourth quarter, on the bank of surging PayPal use.

Slideshow: 7 weird celebrity sales Celebrity Auctions This post contains images

Slideshow: 7 weird celebrity sales

A selection of the strangest celebrity items to have ended up at auction.

Cherie sells Tony's autograph on eBay for £10

Signature sold for a tenner after noone on eBay would pay Cherie £25 for her husband’s autograph.

From TheJournal.ie Signed Blair books going for over €263 on eBay Blair Book

Signed Blair books going for over €263 on eBay

Don’t you wish you queued now?

From TheJournal.ie Microsoft co-founder suing Google, Facebook, eBay, Apple and Yahoo! Patents

Microsoft co-founder suing Google, Facebook, eBay, Apple and Yahoo!

…among others. Paul Allen’s Interval Licensing accuses 11 companies of patent infringement.

CILLIAN FAHY, A STRAIGHT-A Leaving Cert student, has put all of his exam notes for sale on eBay.

The starting price for the notes is €40, but could go up if there is a bidding war before the auction closes on the 31st of August.

Fahy is selling notes for seven different Leaving Cert subjects, each of which he received an A grade in. The 18-year-old believes that anyone who buys the notes, most of which he hand-wrote himself, and uses them properly will get an A.

These notes were the only notes I used for my Leaving Certificate. If they can gain me an A grade then it can do the same for you.

These notes are well laid out and of high quality. They are exactly what you need to know for the exam. Many are hand written and some are typed out.

Fahy will begin studying English Literature and Mathematics in Trinity College in September. According to his eBay pages, the reason for selling his notes is to help him fund his education:

Faced with the difficulty of finding money for third level education I have decided to sell all my notes which I have collected over the past two years of my Leaving Certificate. So when you bid on this item not only do you know you’ll be buying high quality A Grade Notes but you will also be helping a student to find money for college.

Selling notes online is not a new phenomenon.
Sharenotes.com is a site where college students can sell their notes to others. The site claims their users have earned over $10,700 this year.

NEWSPAPER BARON Rupert Murdoch has been battling online telecoms firm Skype for over five years, according to new documents revealed. Murdoch is claiming trademark infringement and is attempting to prevent the firm from using the first three letters of its name Sky as they spell Sky – the TV firm which is 39% owned by the Australian.

Sky said that people may assume that Skype is part of Sky – which is not the case.

“Sky is involved in a long-running dispute with Skype in relation to several trade mark applications filed by Skype, including, but not limited to, television-related goods and services,” the spokesman said. “The key contention in the dispute is that the brands ‘Sky’ and ‘Skype’ will be considered confusingly similar by members of the public,” a spokesman for Sky said.

The firm said that its concerns were backed up by consumer research.

Skype have said it will fight the battle all the way to the European Court of Justice. The information has only just come out following an announcement that Skype is seeking to be listed as a public company in the US.

Skype was sold to Ebay for $2.6bn in 2005 but Ebay sold it for only $1.9bn last year.

ONLY A DAY after tickets to Guinness’ Arthur’s Day 2010 went on sale, they’ve been spotted on eBay.

Tickets for the celebration went on sale at 9am yesterday morning with the main event at James’ Gate and another gig in the Academy selling out quite quickly. Although tickets still remain for many of the pubs and venues across the country, James’ Gate and The Academy have become much coveted tickets.

Chart toppers Snow Patrol are set to play James’ Gate while Brandon Flowers of The Killers and Plan B, Jose Gonzales are set to play The Academy. There are eight listings on eBay for Arthur’s Day tickets. Two tickets for St James’ Gate are going for as much as €299.99, while a pair of tickets for The Academy will set you back €249.99, a premium of over €200 more than the tickets were originally sold for.

This is the second year that Arthur’s Day has been celebrated, it was established last year to celebrate Guinness’ founder Arthur Guinness and the 250 anniversary of the brewery. Guinness has planned hundreds of events across the world that will see punters raise a glass to Arthur at 17.59 on September 23rd 2011.

One wonders how the charitable Guinness family would feel about this one?