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eBay is down, it’s not just you

eBay is down, it’s not just you

Believe it or not, eBay appears to be down in the United States. Downtime began at approximately 8 minutes after 10PM Central Time and continue through the publication time of this article. At this time it would appear that eBay remains active through servers around the world outside of the United States, suggesting that the downtime is centered on eBay’s USA-based servers.

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World Record-holding video game collection hits auction block

World Record-holding video game collection hits auction block

The world record-holding world’s largest video game collection is being put up for auction with the Guinness Book of World Records to back it up. The fellow named Michael Thomasson holds the record and now needs the cash. Instead of suggesting he’s doing the honorable thing, and putting the collection in a museum, Thomasson suggests that this sale will be because of family commitments.

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Bitcoin legitimized on eBay with virtual currency category

Bitcoin legitimized on eBay with virtual currency category

A new category for digital items has been added to eBay making waves because of the trading potential it brings to the marketplace. The category in question is “Virtual Currency”, which will make selling Bitcoins, dogecoin, crypto currency miners, and mining contracts an easy task.

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Need for Speed Mustang heads to auction next month

Need for Speed Mustang heads to auction next month

Anyone who has watched the Barrett-Jackson car auction on TV knows that the auction will see hoards of awesome cars cross the auction block. The next Barrett-Jackson auction is set to kick off on April 11 and end on April 13. The auction will have some very notable cars among the wares being sold under the gavel.

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Han Solo’s blaster expected to fetch $200k at auction

Han Solo’s blaster expected to fetch $200k at auction

Fans of the original Star Wars trilogy know that Han shot first. What you might not know is that the original prop blaster used by Harrison Ford when filming some of the Star Wars movies is headed to auction. The blaster below was used by Ford in "The Empire Strikes Back" and "Return of the Jedi".

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Batmobile replica is street-legal with working flamethrower

Batmobile replica is street-legal with working flamethrower

A fully functional replica of the Batmobile from the 1989 Michael Keaton Batman film will be going up for auction Nov. 30. Many replicas have been made of the various models of Batmobile, but none with quite this level of authenticity. For starters, the flamethrower, afterburner, nine-inch-rise hydraulics and remote start all work. Oh, and you can drive it on actual roads if you want.

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Apple I computer heads to auction, could fetch half a million

Apple I computer heads to auction, could fetch half a million

Another Apple I computer is heading to auction next week, and unsurprisingly, it could sell for a lot of money. The computer will open at $300,000 and it's estimated that it'll sell for around $500,000, but if there end up being some avid Apple I enthusiasts bidding on the artifact, the selling price could go even higher.

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Handmade and first Apple 1 computer sold for nearly $700k

Handmade and first Apple 1 computer sold for nearly $700k

When we think of computers the thought of a 37 year old handmade system from 1976 doesn't sound too exciting. However, today that's exactly what was just auctioned off for charity and hit a record breaking price. One of the very first Apple 1 computers, which still works by the way, was sold this morning for $671,400.

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eBay iOS app updates with driver’s license scanning [UPDATE]

eBay iOS app updates with driver’s license scanning [UPDATE]

eBay updated its iOS app today with a few new features, including a new look and feel to the user interface, as well as the ability to check out multiple items at the same time using the shopping cart in the app. However, one of the more impressive features is the ability to register for an account through the mobile app by simply scanning your driver's license.

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Tim Cook coffee date auction ends at over half a million

Tim Cook coffee date auction ends at over half a million

The CharityBuzz auction that would see a lucky bidder win a coffee date with Apple CEO Tim Cook has now ended, and after 86 bids were placed, the winning bid came in at a whopping $610,000, which was placed within the last half hour of the auction, after the price remained steady at $605,000 for quite some time.

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Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin EKGs hit the auction block

Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin EKGs hit the auction block

All sorts of space memorabilia from the early Apollo program has been put up for auction over the years. A lot of the items that have been up for auction were equipment issued to astronauts who participated in the program that the astronauts were allowed to bring home. For a while, NASA was moving to block all sale of these items claiming that they were government property.

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Another working Apple I computer heads to auction

Another working Apple I computer heads to auction

There are a lot of people around the world who like to collect historical pieces of technology created in decades and centuries past. Some of this old technology is purchased at auctions such as the one operated by a company called Breker in Germany. This is the auction house that sold a 1976 Apple I computer last year for $640,000. There are only six surviving Apple I computers known to be in working order.

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