Family Can't Be Sold On eBay

from the eBay-publicity dept

In the past two weeks there have been a large number of high profile auctions on eBay – all of which received tremendous publicity for the eBay aspect of the story. I’m still wondering when the novelty of using eBay as a marketplace dies down, and the press stops reporting on those stories. I’m sure the PR folks at eBay love it, though, so they’re only too thrilled to step up and make some comments when a publicity seeking writer tries to sell his whole family on eBay. Even though eBay shut down the auction (goes against rules saying you can’t sell people), they still made their ever-present spokesperson available to comment on it. I wonder how many PR people are now considering some sort of eBay-related stunt to get publicity for their clients?

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