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September 15, 2008

eBay Developer Disappears

Filed under: eBay — estreet @ 1:32 pm

Interesting article on Auction Software Review:

Shooting Star Becomes Black Hole As Developer Disappears

Users of desktop auction management tool Shooting Star have been left in the lurch following the disappearance of developer Kevin Olayan.

The formerly well-regarded tool for eBay sellers has not been updated since August 2007 and the ordering page on the Shooting Star website has been removed. Panicked users discovered that Olayan was arrested on 19 July 2008 for Driving While Intoxicated and other traffic charges in Hawaii, the developer’s home base. Attempts to contact Olayan, including visiting Hawaii to search for him, have failed.

A new eBay group has been set up by Shooting Star user flykitty to support users and search for alternative auction management tools.

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