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eBayers strike back

Today’s papers mention that Bob Geldof is appalled by the online touts flogging Live 8 tickets on eBay, but what the stories don’t mention is that the eBay community is already doing something about it. While a search for tickets uncovers hundreds of listings like this:

Most of them now look like this:

This isn’t a new technique – you see lots of it when people try to trick people into buying a photo of an iPod while under the impression they’re getting an iPod Photo – but it’s still a nice reminder that not everyone on eBay is an amoral, profiteering arsehole.