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LOL! All good things must end... [Mar. 24th, 2005|08:46 pm]
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The short version: eBay pulled my Martha pony auction. Something about "Search Manipulation", since I used Martha's full name in the auction description. *shrugs*
Oh well. There are tons of "Martha Ponchos" being auctioned off right now, but they all include some small Martha branded item. I guess that's one way around it.

Instead of taking that risk, I've decided to give her another name for eBay.
So, here's the link to "Flora's" Auction. ^_^
She's still a pretty nifty pony on display...I like her color scheme.

[User Picture]From: screwallofu
2005-03-25 08:36 am (UTC)
That is rather funny.
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[User Picture]From: aikarin
2005-03-26 06:23 am (UTC)
Yeah...I thought so too. ^_^
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[User Picture]From: mistytsim
2005-03-25 11:39 am (UTC)
I guess the reason for the ponchos, is that you can say something like "This is the poncho similar to the one Martha Stewart wore..." and it might seem legit for humans, but do they think about the accessorizing needs of ponies?!

Damn you, eBay!

My guess is that the folks over at eBay are going nuts right now trying to get all of the Martha Stewart stuff either under control or just off the site period. Call me crazy, but I have a hunch.

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[User Picture]From: aikarin
2005-03-26 06:30 am (UTC)
I know...ponies need fashionable accessories too! What was eBay thinking? ^_^
I think it might have been okay if I included a Martha branded item, like a set of dish towels or something like that. The auctions for the ponchos that are still running include a Martha branded item. LMAO!! Some of them even have pictures of her getting on the plane! Awww...I shoulda gone to K-mart!! ^_~
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[User Picture]From: mistytsim
2005-03-26 01:58 pm (UTC)

How to beat the system...

What I'd do is this...

Go to K-Mart and get some Martha Stewart pot holder or something. That way you can say "This MLP is inspired by Martha Stewart, and come with a new MS pot holder!"

That way, you can acutally get away with using her name, and then you can use the key-words to your advantage.

I'm all about abusing the system! Gotta love insider information!!!
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[User Picture]From: icy_phoenix
2005-03-25 02:46 pm (UTC)
That's hilarious! At least you're being a good sport about it. And I think "Flora" is just adorable!
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[User Picture]From: aikarin
2005-03-26 06:31 am (UTC)
Awww...thanks! We all know that Flora's middle name is "Martha". ^_~
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