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Effects of the colour red on online bidders

Colours are everywhere and affect our behaviour in ways of which we are often not consciously aware. It is already established that the colour red signals domination and increases aggressiveness in animals, but how does it affect consumers? A recent study on the effects of colour on

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Christie’s shows how traditional businesses can adapt to online auctions

Venerable 246 year old auction house Christie’s will in three weeks time launch its first exclusively online auction. “As a way of doing business, online-only sales are a very natural progression that provides our clients with even more opportunities to build and broaden their collections,” says Vice

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The importance of scalability in online auctions

“We just had a most amazing, shocking experience occur in our great city. We are shouting, dancing, rejoicing and celebrating[…]We have made history.” These are the words of Rev. Cecil Williams, founder of San Francisco anti-poverty charity The Glide Foundation. The organisation’s annual online auction on eBay raised

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Auctions amongst least unpopular fundraising methods, according to FRSB report

A recent report by the FRSB reveals the fundraising methods that attract the most complaints from the public. The most unpopular methods on the list include door-to-door fundraising, unsolicited mail and email, telephone fundraising, street fundraising and outdoor events. Possible reasons for some of these methods’ unpopularity could

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Olympic torch auctions reveal pitfalls of selling on eBay and other auction portals

One news story that has attracted a great deal of interest lately is that of a former Olympic torch-bearer who decided to put up her Olympic torch for auction on eBay. Sarah Milner Symonds put the torch up for auction in order to raise funds for a

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