ONLINE auction traders were yesterday warned against bidding on their own goods to hike prices after an eBay seller became the first person in the UK to be prosecuted for online auction fixing.
EBAY traders are expected to swing into action today, sparking the start of an online shopping frenzy.
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CONFIDENTIAL Scottish patient medical records have been found on a second-hand hard drive bought on the internet.
ABOUT a million customers across the UK will be contacted by three high-street banks after a computer holding their personal details was sold on the auction website eBay for £35.
PERSONAL details of customers of three high street banks, including the Royal Bank of Scotland, have been found on the hard drive of a computer sold on eBay for £35, it emerged today.
THE internet auction house eBay has been ordered to pay £31 million in damages for selling fakes over the internet, in a ruling that could have important implications for online businesses worldwide.
A BRITON launched an online auction of his "entire life" yesterday in an effort to make a new start following the break-up of his marriage.
THE likes of Tartan Treasures, Burntisland Books and Timland Celtic are unlikely to be busying Scotland's corporate advisers any time soon, but they represent a burgeoning sector that has grown out of the online auction site, eBay.
ONLINE auction site eBay is being used by up to 1500 entrepreneurs in Edinburgh to run their business.
A TOWN sold for almost £1.5 million on the auction website eBay yesterday.
Online auction firm EBay has conceded that it paid too much for internet telephony service Skype - dramatically writing down the value of its investment.
INTERNET auction site eBay admitted today that Skype, the internet telephone service it bought in September 2005, had not lived up to its hopes.
HUNDREDS of online wheeler-dealers gathered in Glasgow yesterday for a masterclass in how to turn trash into treasure.
SCOTLAND'S first ready-made wedding went on sale yesterday, with a £6,000 price tag.
SCOTLAND'S summer line-up of festivals, including T in the Park and the Fringe, attract millions of visitors every year.
A SCOTTISH computer student who conned buyers in the United States out of thousands of pounds by placing bogus adverts on eBay was yesterday spared a jail sentence.
THEATRE workers bid around the clock on an internet auction website in an effort to buy back lost photographs, which sparked a police investigation.
ONE of the world's best-selling authors and an internet giant are locked in battle over how to deal with online piracy.
AUCTION website users are the latest to fall foul of Her Majesty's Revenue & Customs (HMRC), as the government launches a crackdown on online traders who fail to disclose their profits to the taxman.
INTERNET auction operator eBay has reported record quarterly sales, helped by strong demand in the UK and Germany.