Auction Site eBid Featured in PIXAR's "Toy Story of Terror"

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eBid creates a charity auction to mimic the movie's listing by "iguanaluvr75."

'It's our own version of trick-or-treat,' said eBid co-founder Mark Wilkinson. 'We were flattered to see the eBid name in such a well-known movie series and wanted to extend the fun to the eBid Forum and Facebook page.'

Reality meets fantasy meets reality... That is what has happened in response to eBid's cameo in PIXAR Animation Studio's new Halloween TV special, "Toy Story of Terror" (aired 10/16 in the US on ABC; airs 10/27 in the UK on Sky). Starring the original characters from the "Toy Story" franchise and voiced by the original actors including Tom Hanks and Tim Allen, the plot centers on a second-hand toy seller who posts his wares on eBid under the name "iguanaluvr75." In response, eBid (the real one) has launched a fun ongoing charity auction - an expanding collection of "Toy Story" merchandise, posted under the seller name "iguanaluvr75" who seems to be rounding up his captives - er, merchandise - one toy at a time.

eBid has also posted a second charity auction that features a combination of Disney-PIXAR's "Ultimate Collection" DVD set along with a slew of eBid-branded merchandise.

"It's our own version of trick-or-treat," said eBid co-founder Mark Wilkinson. "We were flattered to see the eBid name in such a well-known movie series and wanted to extend the fun to the eBid Forum and Facebook page where our members have been playing along with the joke. We hope people check out the auction and then browse around eBid awhile because there is plenty more than just misbegotten toys to be had."

The winner of the auction for Woody and friends will get to feel part of the "Toy Story" magic - rescuing the gang from iguanaluvr75 and contributing money to a good cause. It's a once-in-a-lifetime claim to fame.

eBid represents a $6 billion marketplace spanning 23 territories, covering more than 100 countries and five continents. Competitive features like zero insertion fees, low final cost fees, a "Make An Offer" button and "Multiple Item Checkout" as well as a generous affiliate program and wide territorial coverage have all combined to propel eBid into this top bracket. Transactions on eBid may be completed using multiple, secure payment systems, either, Google Wallet, PayPal, or Skrill (Moneybookers).

With eBid's affiliate program, participants who add banners/links to their website, emails or Facebook pages can earn up to $104.99 for a single referral. Affiliates are rewarded for not only sign-ups to the basic eBid "BUYER" account status but also when the referral makes a free upgrade to "SELLER" status and, most impressive of all, affiliates are rewarded with 50% of any upgrade fees when their referrals upgraded to "SELLER+" status. eBid's "SELLER+" status is a great advantage for higher volume merchants. A one-time fee of $49.49 gives the seller a lifetime of zero listing fees and zero final value fees. Merchants may also opt for a short-term subscription upgrade to zero fees ($1.99 for 7 Days / $6.99 for 30 Days / $16.99 for 90 Days). Complete details are available on the eBid Affiliate page.

Founded in the UK in 1999, is now a global company with a presence in 23 territories across the UK, Europe, USA and Canada, Africa, Asia, Australasia and South America. With a commitment to person to person online auctions, is recognized as the "best eBay alternative" by Webuser Magazine.

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