eBay Adds Video Listings

Amateur content should prove as entertaining as it is useful.

The antics of eBay sellers around the world have become the stuff of IT legend, so imagine what will happen now video listings have been introduced…?!

This – potentially helpful/potentially dubious – addition will mean that eBay’s 15m UK customers, who traditionally rely on dodgy static images and meandering descriptions/product life histories will now be able to watch dodgy moving images and listen to meandering descriptions/product life histories.

Interestingly however eBay will not be integrating this new feature into its site directly, but rather outsourcing to third parties (Paypal-styley) which will upload and convert webcam/digicam/phone cam videos to the main site for you.

Consequently, eBay is also jointly announcing ‘Vzaar’ – a site developed by a wide array of senior ex-eBay execs. To insert video into listings, users simply film their item using whatever medium, sign in at vzaar.com using their eBay details, upload the video and insert it into a listing with one click of a button.

Anticipation and trepidation awaits. Go check delights/horrors at the link below…


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