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Morning Briefing: Wednesday 29 December 2010

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Welcome to the Morning Briefing for Wednesday 29 December 2010, where we highlight the tech stories from across the web and what we are watching here at TECHGEEK.com.au. Here’s what we are watching: A new iPod nano hack has been found, allowing the potential to support movies, TV shows, games, address book and even a calendar on the small device. According to Silicon Ally Insider, Yahoo’s CEO Carol Bartz has […]

TECHGEEK Podcast #22: It’s a series of tubes

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It’s the second to last show of the year! And we go off with some Wikileaks news, because that has happen to dominate the news, with all the hacking and arrests. Wow. As well, we discuss the new Facebook profile design changes, and the new Chrome OS laptop. We also find that Tom has had his internet capped, George Lucas is creepy, Steve Jobs has something he wants to say […]

eBay’s PayPal only policy makes a comeback – in the US

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After failing to convince the Australian regulators, eBay has now said that it will enact its PayPal-only policy to US sellers; after changing its FAQs, under “a more consistent buyer experience to drive more sales”. Starting October 2008, sellers will be forced to use PayPal and you will no longer allowed to use cheques or money orders as a payment method. However, unlike the previous Australian policy, you will still […]

PayPal to reimburse eBayers affected from collapse

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After the collapse of local seller on eBay, EBS International, its subsidiary PayPal will reimburse customers that have been left out of pocket by its sudden collapse. While there would not be a limit on how much you will be entitled to be refunded, there will be a criteria – which still needs to be worked out. It is most likely for those who bought goods from EBS International and […]

Reserve Bank not reviewing eBay policy

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The Reserve Bank of Australia has said that it has not initiated a formal review on eBay’s move to force sellers to offer PayPal as a payment method, even though there are complaints from a group which claims to be made up of disgruntled sellers. Even though eBay has backed down from a policy of using PayPal exclusively, it has made it a permanent fixture on all auctions; even though […]

PayPal rival files complaint against eBay to ACCC

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Paymate, a service similar to eBay’s PayPal, has lodged a compliant with the competition regulator alleging that the auction site has breached the Trade Practices Act after eBay amended its user agreement so sellers must include PayPal as one of the payment options for every listing. This conduct, Paymate says, restricts its ability (and other payment options) to be adopted on auctions hosted on the site since it mandates PayPal […]

eBay pushes ahead with controversial PayPal plan

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eBay Australia has not ruled out taking court action to ensure its new payment policy is enforced, even though the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) released a draft proposal to revoke its immunity from anti-competitive sanctions if it enforces the policy last month. The company said it would fight for the "safety benefits" for "consumers". However, some say the new plan was "very aggressive" – and yesterday, about 50 […]

eBay delays new policy

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eBay Australia has delayed its plans to force its customers to use its PayPal service, after the ACCC rejected its application for immunity. Its plan to make it mandatory for local sellers to use PayPal or Cash on Delivery (COD) saw many users complaining, and as we reported, 700 people complained to the ACCC. The new plan would see the use of direct deposits, personal cheques and money orders to […]

eBay fails bid for immunity for its new ‘protection’ plans

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The ACCC has rejected the plans for immunity from eBay Australia to reduce the payment options to either its PayPal service or Cash on Delivery, arguing that forcing users to use the eBay-owned service will reduce competition. The ACCC asked the Australian public to give submissions on their thought of eBay’s new plan. It received over 700 individuals submissions, arguing that eBay was ‘double-dipping’ with eBay’s fees on auctions and […]

eBay to accept cash, PayPal as payment options

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eBay in Australia will be the guinea pig for their new policy to accept only PayPal and cash as payment options, removing direct debits, money orders and personal cheques as of June 17. As of this new policy, people will now have to use Cash-on-Delivery or PayPal, which accepts credit cards and direct deposits – for a fee between 1.1 to 2.4 percent. eBay has defended this move, but customers […]

PayPal Instant Bank Transfer GGGOOONNNEEE!

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Been paying by PayPal lately? Having trouble sending your money instantly? Don’t have a credit card? PayPal don’t give a rats if you have problems. Today I tried paying my hosting fees and paying off some domains, usually I pay via Instant Bank Transfer, but not today! Got my hosting account suspended and my domain flagged for deletion. I was so outraged, emailed both the company’s complaint departments and got […]