So you probably already know about Google’s new web-based email service called Gmail, but I read a very interesting article over at Wired News about how people are selling invitations to join Gmail on eBay. The idea is that because Gmail is currently in beta-testing, and you have to be invited by an existing user to get an account, you can sell those invites to anyone who’s prepared to pay for them. And what better way to do that than good old eBay?

I signed up for my Gmail account a few weeks ago (I got an invite because I’m a Blogger user). Every so often each account holder gets some invites to send out to other people asking them to join Gmail too. I’ve sold seven invites over the last couple of weeks, and cumulatively made about £45 from them! Talk about money for old rope…

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