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The Significant Objects Project Looks At What Gives An Object Its Worthnew

Significant Objects works thusly: a tchotchke is bought for a buck or two at a thrift store. A writer is told to craft the trinket's fictional back-story. The object is listed on eBay with that tall tale as its descriptor. The winning bidder gets the object; the proceeds of the sale go to the writer.
Boston Phoenix  |  Mike Miliard  |  09-10-2009  |  Culture

Car-Buying on eBay: Yikes!new

If you're looking for something completely different in a set of wheels, eBay's the place to go. In a matter of a few minutes I stumbled across these gems.
Artvoice  |  Jim Corbran  |  09-15-2008  |  Shopping

Master of Markets: Expert Scavenger Ron Slattery Shares (Some of) His Secretsnew

Slattery makes his living by scouring Chicago-area flea markets and reselling his purchases, directly or online, to prop companies, auction houses, and collectors.
Chicago Reader  |  Anne Ford  |  08-04-2008  |  Shopping

Tragic Punk Icons The Gits are Recaptured in a Long-awaited Filmnew

Following a series of eBay purchases, a tentative friendship sprung up between Gits drummer Steve Moriarty and aspiring producer Jessica Bender and budding director Kerri O'Kane, who shared an obsession with the Seattle band and their late singer, Mia Zapata.
Seattle Weekly  |  Hannah Levin  |  06-30-2008  |  Movies

Houses in Cleveland are Selling on eBay for as Little at $810new

Turns out that real estate fiends from as far away as Florida and Texas have been buying up the slums of our fair burg, then flipping the houses on eBay
Cleveland Scene  |  Staff  |  05-30-2008  |  Housing & Development

Business of fundraisingnew

Arts organizations go digital in the good search for funding sources
Metro Spirit  |  Stacey Hudson  |  07-03-2007  |  Performance

eBay Art at the Shelburne Museumnew

What would Jerry Seinfeld and Bianca Jagger buy if you gave them $1000 to spend on eBay?
Seven Days  |  Pamela Polston  |  05-18-2007  |  Art

The Ghosts of Gaming Pastnew

Off the fast track of high-tech video-game technology, another road leads back in time.
Metroland  |  David King  |  02-09-2006  |  Video Games

Internet Spawns Wave of Roboscalpingnew

While rubes are waiting in line for tickets to U2 and other hot concerts, scalpers' robots are buying up all the best seats from Ticketmaster online.
East Bay Express  |  David Downs  |  04-06-2005  |  Music

Why Shoppers Ought to Think Twice About Ordering Onlinenew

Writing from prison, Internet scammer Brandon Samuel Brooks explains how, between the ages of 15 and 20, he stole about $100,000 from unsuspecting rubes over the Internet.
The Pitch  |  Tony Ortega  |  12-13-2004  |  Crime & Justice

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