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eBay, “The WorldÃ¢Â€Â™s Online Marketplace,Ã¢Â€? and Kaboodle, a start-up e-commerce oriented Web 2.0 bookmarking service, are partneringÃ‚Â to launchÃ‚Â Ã¢Â€ÂœMyCollectibles,” available at both eBay and Kaboodle, billed as a social sharing destination for collectable enthusiasts, but presentlyÃ‚Â aÃ‚Â new marketing platform for eBay sellers in a variety of categories. The Ã¢Â€ÂœMyCollectiblesÃ¢Â€? destination is described as a free way for individuals to:
- Organize and keep track of your entire collection
- Share your collection with friends, family, and other collectors
- Explore collections from around the world
- Rate other collections and collectors
- Find collectors that share your passion
CNET quotes Laurence Toney, director of eBay’s collectibles business unit: The bread and butter, the heart and soul of eBay are the passionate collectors and enthusiastsÃ¢Â€Â¦We are taking the best of these Web 2.0 technologies and taking them to main street. It’s a great opportunity to reach out to the next generation of collectors.
Kaboodle says: Collect. Share. Discover. It’s free. It’s simple. It’s fun.
While the eBay/Kaboodle collaboration is being touted by both partners as a free, Web 2.0 communications and sharing tool for collectors, it is designed to promote the sale ofÃ‚Â many different types of items offered for sale at eBay.