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Have A Home Full Of Gadgets? EBay Wants To Help You Keep Track Of Them

And of course, give you subtle nudges to sell them once in a while.

EBay is trying a new tack for attracting users who wouldn’t otherwise use the site to sell products: lists of your personal possessions. The California auction giant just rolled out My Gadgets, a new feature that allows users to log and record the personal electronics they own. It feels like a stripped-down version of gadget logging site Gdgt, and that’s basically what it is, except, with constant reminders mixed in of what your gadgets could sell for on eBay. There’s a not-so-hidden message to customers there, of course, to sell their old electronics via eBay.

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The app also automatically fills in users’ inventory lists with every personal electronic device they’ve purchased on eBay. As is, it’s simple and elegant, but it’s also a feature on a website that’s almost certainly intended to be a test drive for a later mobile app version. When that happens, it will be much more interesting.

[Image: Flickr user cytech]

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