January 26, 2010

Anti Price Fixing Bill Passes House Subcommittee

A bill to prevent retailers from setting minimum prices passed the U.S. House Judiciary Committee last week. The "Discount Pricing Consumer Protection Act" (<a href="http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/z?c111:H.R.3190:" target="_blank">HR 3190</a>), passed the Competition Policy Subcommittee after much debate and with the strong support of eBay. eBay users often can buy and sell goods at prices far below conventional retailers. "When large manufacturers and their dominant retail partners engage in price-fixing, they burden consumers with inflated prices and rob the economy of the value provided by small business competition," said Tod Cohen, eBay deputy general counsel for government relations.

January 25, 2010

Poll: How do you prefer to receive eBay public policy news?

What\'s new? Look for new eBay Main Street polls every week or two. We want to hear from you! That\'s why we created a <a href="http://www.twitter.com/ebaygr" target="_blank" title="Twitter">Twitter</a> and <a href="http://www.facebook.com/eBayMainStreet" target="_blank" title="Facebook">Facebook</a> account, and why we\'re launching our first-ever member survey in February. Main Street members: look for the survey invitation in your email soon!

January 14, 2010

PayPal Efforts for Haiti Earthquake Disaster

Click here to check out the PayPal blog article on how you can help support those affected by the earthquake in Haiti.

January 14, 2010

eBay Presents at NYC "Ticket Summit"

Dusty Brighton, Senior Manager of eBay Government Relations, represented eBay and StubHub this week before hundreds of leaders of the ticket community. The Ticket Summit, held in New York City, is the leading trade show and conference in the ticket resale industry. Brighton spoke to the community on issues ranging from industry mergers, closed loop ticketing, and fans\' rights. Read more about eBay/StubHub\'s position on ticket sales here.