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eBay: No Matter How Hard You Try, You’re Still No Amazon

My top issues with eBay: Prices aren’t that competitive, service is inconsistent, time is wasted, and the shipping is a wild card. It’s no wonder then that, due to lackluster growth, eBay recently announced changes including “holding sellers to higher customer-service standards.” But I gave up on eBay years ago when I discovered Amazon has

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SwitchPlanet: Mixing Netflix, craigslist, eBay, and Amazon but for Free

SwitchPlanet is one of the more compelling online communities I’ve seen in a while. Members can switch movies, CDs, books, and games with each other for free. The system is based on Switchbucs, an internal currency. You list whatever items you have for a Switchbucs price and get credited that amount when you ship an

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Philanthropy 2.0: Kiva.org Teams Up with Google & PayPal for P2P Microfinancing

Most of us want to be more charitable, though somehow giving to a random charity often leaves us with too many unanswered questions: Where specifically does my money really go? How much of it actually makes it to the end destination? Enter San Francisco based non-profit Kiva.org: a peer-to-peer microfinance gateway, which combines the Nobel

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