eBay gives the world another Groupon Video
eBay gives the world another Groupon Video Transcript
-Just when you thought your inbox was safe, now comes another Groupon clone. I'm Bridget Carey and this is your CNET Update. Ebay has been quite busy this week. The website just got an extreme makeover, started testing same day delivery and now ebay announces it'll be selling daily deals special offers like Groupon does. Ebay calls it Lifestyle Deals and it's just being tested now in a few markets. The offers use the standard ebay page and you can even read feedback about a seller. Can the world handle another Groupon clone? Well, even after all this time, it seems ebay believes there still some money-making magic left in the concept. Are you a fan of daily deal offers? Share your experiences with a video comment on Tout or send an e-mail to email@example.com
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