Is eBay sexing up its image to take on Craigslist, or is it just an advertising stunt that will be quickly banned?
But eBay is now hitting Craigslist below the belt -- apparently, you can now bid for the services of an exotic dancer on eBay.
And they accept PayPal -- eBay's payment service. (PayPal's acceptable-use policy forbids its use for "certain sexually oriented materials or services," but it's not clear if exotic dancing falls in that category.)
Craigslist has gotten plenty of media attention -- and business -- thanks to a healthy traffic in erotic and adult services on the site.
If this pay-for-lingerie ad lingers, since it likely violates the site's ban on listings that "in any way offers or suggests sexual contact," you'll know the company is still serious about killing Craigslist.
Jackson West points out that, like Craigslist, you probably shouldn't expect a visit from the model pictured.