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    Awesome Firefox Plugin for eBay addicts

    https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/2949/

    Very useful!

    http://www.shortship.com/firefox.html



    Basically, it adds up the cost and shipping to a total price on the listing page. So if you get somebody selling something for 99p, but posting of £50, it will show as £50.99.
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    yeah i have that it is very usefull b4 when i was buting something and when i searched it and it had less than a minit left it was still 99p nd i bidded on it and found out the finishing price was 15.99 and that was just 4 4 rechargeable batteries. very handy!
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    Thanks mate

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    nice find, i will get that when i get home. i actually dont mind people doing that with postage. i have had some cracking deals from people who use that method of avoiding the ever increasing ebay fees (who can blame them). but yes, it can make finding the genuine bargins harder sometimes and is a pain when you impulse buy and forget to check the postage. cheers.

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    Nice until you realise it's got some borderline spyware in it in that it replaces all links on the page with referral links to generate the author revenue

    If you look at the code, they note that they change all links on the page to affiliate links:

    Comment on the initialize() function in grease.user.js and initThisPage() function in shortship.js:
    "insert affiliate links into all links on page, as.. it doesnt do the user any harm, and, we spent hours on this, and we are starving. "

    Line 419 of "shortship.js" (under content/ in shortship.jar of the xpi) is a function that appears to loop over all links and make them into Commission Junction affiliate links (qksrv.net).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iain
    Nice until you realise it's got some borderline spyware in it in that it replaces all links on the page with referral links to generate the author revenue
    Apparently if you email the authors ( short_ship@yahoo.com ) they'll provide and 'opt-out' version.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iain
    Nice until you realise it's got some borderline spyware in it in that it replaces all links on the page with referral links to generate the author revenue
    OUCH! didn't know that.


    Thanks for letting me know.

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    as far as i can tell, it doesn't actually do any harm, and they probably deserve a few pennies here and there?

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    Well spoted Iain.

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