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Taking a page from online sample sale sites, eBay is going to start holding flash sales. Explains the WSJ: "On a portion of its Web site dubbed Fashion Vault, the company will offer discounts starting at 50% off retail for a limited time, beginning with offerings from French Connection Group PLC." eBay clearly wants to reach more fashion types—it recently launched an online magazine, the Inside Source, run by a former Lucky editor. But will people really go to the site for 50% off French Connection when they could be using it to find vintage for even less? [WSJ]