Free ads ‘zero risk’ to sellers, money-maker for EBay Motors

10 Nov 2008

EBay Motors’ recent decision to offer free listings to individual sellers might sound like a reaction to the free posts from competitors such as Craigslist, Geebo and a host of others. But it’s not, according to Anson Tse, manager of EBay’s vehicles business unit, private seller and enthusiasts. “Through testing, we decided to do this to benefit the community,” he told CIR.

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Brian Blum

Brian Blum covers the U.S., Canada and Israel for Classified Intelligence Report, and contributes to our special reports and research projects. Originally from San Francisco and now based in Jerusalem, he has been with the AIM Group since 2004. He is the president of Blum Interactive Media, specializing in writing and multimedia content development for online, print, video and audio. His clients include newspapers, universities and non-profits. He is currently working on a book about the billion-dollar bankruptcy of a once high-flying Israeli startup.