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eBay, “The World’s Online Marketplace,â€? and Kaboodle, a start-up e-commerce oriented Web 2.0 bookmarking service, are partnering to launch “MyCollectibles,” available at both eBay and Kaboodle, billed as a social sharing destination for collectable enthusiasts, but presently a new marketing platform for eBay sellers in a variety of categories. The “MyCollectiblesâ€? 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 enthusiasts…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 of many different types of items offered for sale at eBay.

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