Selling On eBay As A PR Tactic

from the been-there,-done-that dept

It just won't stop. If you have something odd or strange to sell the trick is to put it up on eBay. Not just because it's the marketplace where many people go, but big or weird items on eBay are like an automatic ticket to press coverage. So, despite the fact that it's been done before, a town in Arizona is trying to sell itself on eBay. Basically, eBay has become both a selling platform and a publicity platform.
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    Director Mitch, 18 Dec 2003 @ 10:53am

    It's not like Ebay cares

    Since they get the free publicity every time as well, so free advertising, essentially.

    I agree with you that the "newness" of these stories should have worn off by now, but this new fangled technology stuff is just SO interesting to some reporters...

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    Cartez Howard, 17 May 2007 @ 7:28pm

    Cadilac for sell

    I have a antque cadilac red black and yellow for 99.9 million dollars so do anyone want to buy it let me know.

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