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    [Oct 14, 2013]
    What are these links that are posted up? From reading some of the posts I think they are link to ebay, but would you click on a link that was http://bit.ly/jhfghdfg, if they are ebay links why can't it just say ebay.co.uk.....
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    [Nov 12, 2013]
    bit.ly shortens links so they don't take up about 5 lines of a post. It's the same as tinyurl and goo.gl. The shortest are ow.ly links.

    Compare ebay full link -
    18" Genuine Audi RS4 alloy wheels winter wheels 8L A3 MK1 TT MK2 BEETLE 5x100 | eBay

    with
    tinyurl - 18" Genuine Audi RS4 alloy wheels winter wheels 8L A3 MK1 TT MK2 BEETLE 5x100 | eBay
    goo.gl - 18" Genuine Audi RS4 alloy wheels winter wheels 8L A3 MK1 TT MK2 BEETLE 5x100 | eBay
    ow.ly - 18" Genuine Audi RS4 alloy wheels winter wheels 8L A3 MK1 TT MK2 BEETLE 5x100 | eBay

    and you can see why people use them.

    edit - is seems our lovely forum sets them as hyperlinks anyway, using the ebay title.
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    ASN has its own url shortening, but Ive looked and looked but cant bloody find it!
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