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Real competitors enhance thrill of auctions

The thrill is part of the game—whoever waits for his bid to be accepted on online auction platforms, feels the excitement in the bidding war for the object of desire. The heart beats faster, palms start to sweat. Physiological ...

How to digitally stoke that old-time auction fever

Whether online auctions are selling rare Pokemon cards or fine art, the science behind inciting the highest bids gets a boost from a paper to be published in the September issue of the Journal of Retailing. Researchers from ...

Laptop used for first US presidential email finds a buyer

The laptop computer that Bill Clinton used in 1998 to send the first-ever US presidential email has sold for $60,667 in an online auction, the Boston auction house that handled the transaction said Thursday.

Researcher uses eBay experience to study consumer behavior

After earning his Ph.D. in economics in 2012, Matt Backus took a somewhat unusual postdoctoral position. Instead of heading off to the ivy-covered walls of a university, he joined other academics at eBay Research Labs.

Does mixing eBay and Facebook reduce bidding prices?

In a competitive context, consumers are willing to pay significantly more to win when other bidders are unknown, according to a new study in the Journal of Consumer Research.

Calif debuts landmark program to cap emissions

(AP)—California began auctioning permits Wednesday for greenhouse gas emissions, launching one of the world's most ambitious efforts to cut heat-trapping gases from industrial sources.

Selling on eBay? Get higher bids with a red background

The color red influences consumers to become more aggressive in online auctions and affects how much they are willing to pay for products as varied as video game consoles and Florida vacation packages, according to a new ...

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