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eBay vs. Amazon Lesson for Publishers

EBay and magazine publishers are held hostage by a shrinking minority of underperforming consumers. Time to grab the sunlight.

30Mar2011 | | 1 comment | | Continued
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Kruse Auction Scam is Front Page News, So Where’s the Ink?

Kruse International heads into its signature Labor Day auction with a mountain of overdue debt, unpaid consignor proceeds, and too many wolves at the door. For chris’ sake, warn your readers.

1Sep2009 | | 4 comments | | Continued
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Sticker Shock: $300 for Old Cars Weekly Online Service

A new online data base from Old Cars Weekly carries a hefty price tag in an age where info is free and the collector car market is in a free fall.

28Jul2009 | | 10 comments | | Continued
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Automobile Leads Epic Ad Decline

Automobile earns kudos for biggest loser on the scale of ad revenue and page declines for the second quarter 2009. Add massive losses in circulation across the Fab Four, CPI wonders how four overlapping consumer titles can stay viable.

24Jul2009 | | 2 comments | | Continued
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eBay Motors to Sellers: You’re Not Worthy

EBay Motors is the Numero Uno thorn in the side of car magazines, grabbing advertising revenue and readership to its habit-forming auction format. Recent changes in eBay feedback reg’s, however, prevent sellers from defending themselves from deadbeat buyers. Memo to Publishers: seize the moment and make these dissd’ sellers your customers.

28Jul2008 | | 2 comments | | Continued
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eBay Winding Road Takes Wrong Turn

While spoil a great auction experience with… words? EBay’s automotive-themed digital magazine Winding Road aims to be the place to converse and digest the latest car dope care of a large cast of automotive writers. Trouble is, the tractionless eZine contains an uninspired mix of 160+ pages of ads and editorial to challenge even the [...]

22Mar2008 | | 6 comments | | Continued

Bid Retractions on eBay

Has anyone noticed a recent uptick in bidder retractions on eBay Motors? Here’s two of note: a $139K bid yanked on a Ferrari 512BB that brought the listing to the seventy-grand range and where the car struggled to hit $90K at auction close. Didn’t make reserve. Then a ’73 BMW 2002 tii was pulled before [...]

29Jan2008 | | 0 comments | | Continued

High Bid is Market

Use eBay Motors’ auction format to advertise, and pollute your car’s value. Many eBay vendors simply don’t expect to sell their wares on the auction site and rely on the popular forum to gain a cheap and arguably effective form of advertising. Whatever the rationale, bidding inevitably ensues, reserve is often not met, and the [...]

19Jan2008 | | 2 comments | | Continued
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