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eBay Announcement 12/14/05
***Coming Soon: Support for Digitally Delivered Goods***
December 14, 2005 | 05:28PM PST/PT
Hi, I'm Mara Holian with eBay's Product Marketing team. As more buyers and sellers have become interested in digitally delivered goods (such as songs, eBooks, etc.), we've recognized that we need to improve the way these items are bought and sold on eBay. In the next few days we're going to make a few changes to our site to better accommodate these types of items.
If you aren't familiar with the term, a digital item is a product sold in the form of a computer file that a buyer can access online or have delivered electronically via email. For example, the product could be an MP3 file of an original song that you wrote and recorded, or an original fitness video that you made. It's important to note that these are both examples of items you created yourself. Strict copyright laws prohibit selling digital items for content that you didn't create yourself or for which you are not a copyright owner. You can learn more about what is and is not allowed by reading our Frequently Asked Questions.
Here are the highlights of the site changes we're making to support digital items:
"List as a Digital Item" option in the Sell Your Item form - Selecting this option when you start listing lets us know you're selling a digital item, so you won't have to fill out sections that don't apply (such as "Shipping"). You'll also see a "Digital Item Delivery" field in SYI, where you can provide delivery information to your buyers (such as how to access the file once they've completed their purchase).
Search filter for digital items in certain categories - Buyers in categories that are more likely to feature digital items (such as Movies and Books) will be able to filter their results to see just the digital items that meet their search criteria.
Digital Information Box on the item page - On listings for digital items, a new information area will help buyers identify digital items, confirm the file type and learn about any system requirements they will need.
For tips on buying or selling digital items, please visit our Digital Delivered Goods information page [http://pages.ebay.com/choosingformat...eName=CMDV:AB] and our Frequently Asked Questions [http://pages.ebay.com/choosingformat...eName=CMDV:AB]. We'll also be holding a workshop on January 9th, where you can learn more about buying and selling digital items, as well as about the copyright laws that govern them. Stay tuned for more details about the workshop in the coming weeks.
eBay Product Marketing
***Join Us For Pinks Day Tomorrow, December 15th***
December 14, 2005 | 04:57PM PST/PT
Have you ever met an eBay "Pink"? Join us tomorrow, December 15th on the discussion boards as a number of eBay staff members, also known as "Pinks", from several eBay departments will be participating in discussions on a variety of boards throughout the day.
We also invite you to join us for a couple of special Pinks Day events:
A Pinks Game on the Building an eBay Business Discussion Board
How well do you know the eBay site? eBay Staff will ask questions relating to the areas of eBay they work in, and the first member to answer each question correctly will receive a prize! Visit the Pinks Game thread on the Building an eBay Business discussion board to find out more.
The thread will be open for posting in the morning and the game will continue throughout the day as different staff arrive to ask their questions!
Welcome New Pinks in The Park
Some eBay staff will be posting for the first time, or are still pretty new to posting, so we've created a thread where they can introduce themselves to the Community - and you can introduce yourself to the Pinks! Please stop by, say hello, and tell us about yourself on the Welcome New Pinks thread on The Park Discussion Board.
To find the discussions that staff are taking part in, look for the little "eBay" icon next to a topic title.
To get to the discussion boards, click "Community" at the top of any eBay page, then click "Discussion Boards."
We look forward to seeing you there!
***eBay Motors Vehicles 50% Off Pro Pack Sale on December 15-16***
December 14, 2005 | 04:12PM PST/PT
eBay Motors is holding a two-day Pro Pack Sale [http://pages.motors.ebay.com/Promo/P...eName=CMDV:AB] for all vehicle listings on December 15th and 16th. During this sale, the Pro Pack upgrade [http://pages.ebay.com/help/sell/prop...eName=CMDV:AB], which includes a combination of Bold, Border, Highlight and Featured Plus!, will be 50% off.
This offer for eBay Motors vehicles listings lasts for two days only and starts on Thursday, December 15, 2005 at 00:00:01 PT (12:00 AM plus one second) and ends on Friday, December 16, 2005 at 23:59:59 PT (11:59 PM plus 59 seconds).
During the eBay Motors Vehicles Pro Pack Sale:
For auction-style and Fixed Price eBay Motors vehicle listings on the US eBay Motors site [http://www.motors.ebay.com/], the fee for the eBay Motors Pro Pack upgrade [http://pages.ebay.com/help/sell/prop...eName=CMDV:AB] will be $14.98. eBay Motors vehicles include Passenger Vehicles, Motorcycles, Powersports, and Other Vehicles as listed on www.ebaymotors.com. This promotion will not apply to non-vehicles listings, or for International, Live Auction, Professional Services, and Store Inventory listings. Listings on www.ebay.com are also not eligible for this promotion.
Listings created prior to December 15, 2005 and scheduled to start during the promotional period (December 15-16, 2005) will be eligible for the promotional rate. All other fees (transaction service fees, PayPal fees and all other optional listing upgrade fees) will still be charged. A description of optional listing upgrade fees may be found here.
We hope you enjoy the eBay Motors Vehicles Pro Pack Sale!