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eBay Items Now Have Facebook Like Button

   
10:14 am on Jun 14, 2011 (gmt 0)

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It looks like everyone wants to capitalize on Facebook marketing.

My thoughts: It makes sense to click the "Like" button on a "Buy It Now" item and see if your friends like or comment on the deal -- but anyone bidding on an auction item would not want more people looking and bidding...
11:45 am on Jun 14, 2011 (gmt 0)

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>>but anyone bidding on an auction item would not want more people looking and bidding...

yes but you're overestimating the average person's intelligence!

also it will most likely be used by people that have listed the item themselves
1:43 pm on Jun 14, 2011 (gmt 0)

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It wouldn't matter for buy-it-now items with greater-than-1 quantities, which is what a lot of eBay is these days. That's just a "like this product" button.
3:33 pm on Jun 15, 2011 (gmt 0)

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Not seen this, will take a look, as a seller i guess its a good way to advertise your items via facebook !
5:21 pm on Jun 15, 2011 (gmt 0)

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Are the buttons added by eBay or by the individual sellers?
7:46 pm on Jun 15, 2011 (gmt 0)

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It looks like they are added by eBay, (since they appear in the heading of the listing not in the item description area).

There's an April 16, 2011 blog post on AuctionBytes about it with a few dozen comments... some people wondering if that exposes a seller to getting their personal info exposed on Facebook, others think it's good to expand market to social network for seller... the last one reads: "...I am sick of being forced to live my life in public. Get rid of this invasion of privacy!"

I guess it has upsides and downsides...
10:13 pm on Jun 16, 2011 (gmt 0)

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I listed (2) items today... and viola'-- eBay added FB Like buttons.
 

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