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Analogue fighting scalpers and bots with bigger efforts than PS5

Analogue fighting scalpers and bots with bigger efforts than PS5

This week the folks at Analogue made an extended statement on supply and demand. The gaming products they offer are not "Limited Edition," they've confirmed. This means that they'll be available for purchase, at some point, no matter how many are sold. Per the company's message, "More Pockets will be available for purchase in 2021."

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This 1979 Ford Bronco Ranger XLT 4×4 looks brand-new

This 1979 Ford Bronco Ranger XLT 4×4 looks brand-new

Classic off-road vehicles and trucks from all sorts of American manufacturers are worth big money today. They're worth significant amounts of money in particular when they are perfectly restored and look brand-new. This 1979 Ford Bronco Ranger XLT 4x4 available on eBay is probably cleaner than it was the day it rolled off the assembly line in Michigan.

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RTX 30-series scalpers are making bank while regular customers wait for restocks

RTX 30-series scalpers are making bank while regular customers wait for restocks

If you've been trying to get your hands on an RTX 30-series card, you've likely heard scalpers mentioned more than once. Scalpers - people who are buying hard-to-find products and reselling them at high prices through sites like eBay - get a lot of blame for these stock shortages from regular consumers who are trying to get a graphics card or a console themselves, but how much of an impact are they actually having? A new set of data suggests that at the very least, scalpers are making a decent chunk of change from the RTX 30-series cards they've been reselling.

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A Magic: The Gathering Black Lotus just sold for a truly ridiculous amount of money

A Magic: The Gathering Black Lotus just sold for a truly ridiculous amount of money

The world of trading card games may have seen a huge spike in interest in recent months, but long before YouTubers and Twitch streamers started opening boxes of Pokemon trading cards in the hope of striking it big, one vintage Magic: The Gathering card was the darling of collectors. We're talking, of course, about Black Lotus - more specifically, the Black Lotus that was released as part of Magic's original Alpha set.

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Be like Mike and buy Jordan’s old 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren

Be like Mike and buy Jordan’s old 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren

The 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren is already an exciting car, but this one available for sale on eBay is a little more special. The car doesn't have a custom body kit or gobs of extra power. What makes it special is its past owner. Basketball legend Michael Jordan owned this 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren.

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OnePlus 9 5G prototype on eBay just sold for thousands of dollars

OnePlus 9 5G prototype on eBay just sold for thousands of dollars

It's not unusual to see listings online for what are claimed to be unreleased prototypes of products, both past and future. eBay is definitely a prime place for such transactions, where potential buyers can try to outbid each other for what they believe could be an important piece of human history. That said, it still boggles the mind that someone would pay $6,000 for a OnePlus 9 5G prototype which may not be exactly that historical significant anyway.

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PS5 photo scams force eBay to issue stern warning

PS5 photo scams force eBay to issue stern warning

History is full of examples of people ready to take advantage of their follows given the opportunity, even during times of crises and misfortune. The launch of new hot products is easily one such opportunity and the new PS5 and Xbox Series X|S consoles are no exception, with eager and desperate buyers becoming easy prey for scalpers and scammers. One odd scam even involves trying to dupe people into buying what turns out to be just photos or the PS5 on eBay. Unfortunately, the low price seems to have successfully conned not a few interested bidders.

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eBay Sneaker authentication just changed the game (we hope)

eBay Sneaker authentication just changed the game (we hope)

Today eBay announced a "sneaker authentication program" for the first time*. This system works with an "initial authentication by an independent team of industry experts," allowing some of the most valuable pieces of footwear to go through the auction process with an added layer of trust. This may well be a sign of things to come, with eBay gaining a new level of usership thanks to this layer of professionalism never available at eBay before.

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The absurdity of Fortnite iPhones on eBay

The absurdity of Fortnite iPhones on eBay

A whole bunch of iPhone and iPad devices were listed on eBay in the past several days with one key feature: Fortnite. In the wake of the Apple / Epic Games battle over in-game purchases, Apple's effectively banned Epic Games and the games they've created from appearing on MacOS and iOS devices for the foreseeable future. The ban effects the app stores that'd normally distribute said games - games like Fortnite.

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The world’s rarest Star Wars toy just went up for auction

The world’s rarest Star Wars toy just went up for auction

A true prototype Rocket Firing Boba Fett Star Wars action figure was revealed for sale on eBay this week. As the Star Wars brand made the most valuable "collectors item" toys in modern history, the Rocket Firing Boba Fett is the most sought-after item in the whole Star Wars action figure universe. This version of the action figure is not only one of the very few examples of this action figure to ever exist, it might also be one of the rarest iterations of said action figure.

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EPA warns eBay and Amazon to stop selling faux coronavirus pesticides

EPA warns eBay and Amazon to stop selling faux coronavirus pesticides

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is cracking down on the sale of various pesticide products sold on eBay and Amazon, particularly ones that are said to be misleading the public about their suitability for protecting against COVID-19. Both online retailers have been ordered to stop selling these products by the EPA, which says that several products targeted by this order are being marketed with various false or otherwise misleading claims involving the novel coronavirus.

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eBay bans predatory coronavirus listings amid price gouging and bogus claims

eBay bans predatory coronavirus listings amid price gouging and bogus claims

Following the US Surgeon General's recommendation that the general public stop buying face masks with the goal of preventing the spread of coronavirus, eBay has announced that it will halt sales of masks and a couple of other items that are associated with the outbreak. The move seems to be an effort to prevent price gouging from sellers who are trying to take advantage of the fear surrounding COVID-19.

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