eBay to open bricks and mortar Christmas shop
High street shops are bending over backwards to develop apps and get us spending more online but here's something that caught our plastic-happy eyes – an online-only retailer trying it the old fashioned way. eBay is gearing up for its first, five day Christmas Boutique – an actual real-life shop on Dean Street in Soho, London that will sell toys, gifts and electronics. Actually, hold up – aren't they all the same thing?
Whatever you buy – from DVDs and games to LCD TVs in "The Den" to all sorts of girly stuff somewhere else – you'll have to scan the QR codes of the products to pay for anything. So it's a good job that eBay's shop will be opening its doors from 1st - 5th December – no bags means waiting for the delivery of that made-to-measure electric helicopter. Not one for panic buyers.