E-retailers battle for your $$$...you WIN!
Amazon may be ramping up for their annual Prime Day on July 16th, but eBay isn’t taking things laying down. In fact, the site is offering exclusive deals beginning the week of July 16th. But that’s not all. They’re pointing out that no membership fee is required and there’s free shipping on all eBay deals items.
The company says consumers can cash in on thousands of items at up to 80-percent off their regular retail price. Like what? Items include electronics, outdoor gear, smart home devices, fashion and more.
eBay also recently announced its new best price guarantee. If you find an item for less on an eligible competitor's website, eBay will give you 110-percent of the price difference on all eligible items.
That's the wrong Lady Liberty!!
If you ever wondered why you thought the Statue of Liberty Forever stamp from the post office looks kind of hot, its because the likeness isn’t of the real lady Liberty. Back in 2011, the US Postal Service released the stamp after choosing an image from hundreds of photos. Unfortunately, someone didn’t take a close enough look to realize the picture selected was of the Las Vegas version of the statue.
The artist, Robert Davidson, of the facade for the New York-New York Casino Resort on the Vegas strip noticed. Because the likeness used was his creation. According to his attorney, it was meant to be more "fresh-faced," "sultry" and even "sexier" than the original…because it’s Vegas. Davidson sued five years ago and has finally had his day in court.
It seems the Postal Service figured out three months after its release that the stamp was inaccurate. By then ten and a half billion of the stamps were produced, making it the largest run of an error on a postage stamp. Now it’s a costly one too. Federal Judge Eric Bruggink has ruled that the Postal Service must pay Davidson 3.5 million dollars for use of the image. That’s a small slice of the 70 million dollars they made off the stamp. Even the judge noted she was a hotter version saying it was “highly unique and attractive.”
Does this mean stamp prices are going up again?
Source: NBC Washington D.C.