I'm sure some of you remember the cold war that started in June between eBay and Google. C'mon you remember, Google (Checkout) tried poaching eBay (Paypal) users at its own conference, 2007 eBay Live. eBay pulled all its advertising off of google and google blinked and relented.
Well I'm not sure if this is tied to Google or not but it appears someone with deep pockets is up to some deceptive practices with google ad words by posting ads that say they are the official eBay site however when you click on them they take you to amazon. The plot thickens because this is only happening on google and not yahoo, its also the top ad word position so whoever is running these ads are spending some big bucks. Check out Ina Steiner's blog over at AuctionBytes for more details as she tries to figure this one out.