Liz Gannes

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YBuy Gets $1M to Apply to Try-Before-You-Buy Gadget Service

YBuy, a subscription gadget service (see Tricia Duryee’s profile of the company), has raised $1 million in Series A funding led by Eric Schmidt’s TomorrowVentures. The start-up, which charges $24.95 per month, says it has 50,000 customers on its wait list.


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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