Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Yet another eBay annoyance.

This is the equivalent of eBay spam. All you have to do is go into the "something else" category and you'll find nothing but eBooks and wholesale lists for sale. Much of these appear to be originating from the same seller, as the text is identical in each auction. In this case, it's all stuff about beating speeding tickets and wholesale lists for radar detectors.

Well, barring the fact that you could just as easily OBEY THE FRICKIN' LAW and drive safely and carefully, or at least keep up with traffic flow if obeying the posted speed limits would lead to obstructing traffic, there is to be made money in these things.

I'm curious as to how much money these auctions have made, though, especially since the column indicates that there have been no bids on any of the items listed. It very much seems to indicate that there is an automated bot set up to automatically put up auctions so they don't have to be monitored by the seller.

No comments: