eBay Nutcase of the Week: Woman selling her own name. Winning bidder gets to call her MRS STUPID


We’d better not be too scathing of this lady’s plans, as this one’s for charity. If you’re rude about charity you go to the same part of Hell as Gary Glitter.

37-year-old Eileen De Bont, from St Asaph, Denbighshire, is putting her name up on eBay as a Children in Need stunt. The winning bidder gets to choose her name, so if David Beckham wants a bit of positive PR, he could put in a massive bid and have the poor lady renamed to VICTORIA IS LOVELY for the next year.

The kind-hearted MILF told The Telegraph “It’s all very silly but I’m deadly serious about changing it. I’ll even call myself Scunthorpe Travelodge if it’s the winning bid, so watch out Paris Hilton…

eBay Nutcase of the Week: Any American trying to sell Yankee Stadium cup holders


If you’re (a) American or (b) Japanese and are into baseball, you may be tempted to get yourself a “vial of actual infield soil taken from Yankee Stadium” – yours for around $70.

If you’re too worried to buy unofficial dirt, plenty of official dirt – with certificates of authenticity – is also available…

eBay not to blame for that fake memory card you bought off some bloke in Hong Kong


eBay has won its long-running legal battle with expensive necklace make Tiffany’s – and been found not responsible for the piles and piles of fake tat that clogs up its virtual shelves.

A judge found that protecting their products is the responsibility of the brand owners, not the seller. So eBay’s off the hook, thanks to a ruling that’s also rather bad news…

Google and Microsoft may be ready for fight over Digg sale


Digg, the user-generated news site, may be close to being sold off to the highest bidder. According to TechCrunch, a source very close to the alleged deal, four companies are interested in buying Digg, including Microsoft and Google.

Remember the face-off (ahem) between the two giants over Facebook? We could be set to see a similar battle — that is, if the other two “media/news companies” aren’t successful.