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Facing the great slowdown

There is a super new feature on eBay for consumers which is not so super for retailers. If a shopper likes a particular dress, pair of shoes or other item but is not so enthused about the pricetag, they can take a photograph and use an eBay app to search for another vendor and a cheaper price. Try $6 for a dress that was on the racks of a local retailer for more than $80, courtesy of a Chinese or Southeast Asian supplier that is, in all probability, pirating the design and infringing intellectua