Sold! Primedia Is Winning Bidder for eBay’s Rent.com Subsidiary.

EBay has sold Rent.com, a subsidiary that helps renters find a place to live, to Primedia, an Atlanta-based company that also owns home-rental resources, such as ApartmentGuide.com, Rentals.com and RentalHouses.com. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. In 2005, eBay acquired Rent.com, which helped to build a platform to ship automobiles for eBay Motors.


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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus