eBay transactions

From: Doug Yowza <yowza_at_yowza.com>
Date: Fri Apr 24 15:28:25 1998

On Fri, 24 Apr 1998, Bob Wood wrote:

> Does anyone know if Ebay is a publicly traded stock?
> If so I would like to buy a few hundred shares. It
> has to be one of the most enormously successful
> phenomena on the net.

They're privately held, backed by venture funding, and reportedly have a
low collection rate on their fees.

The only publically traded online auction company is Onsale (ONSL on
NASDAQ). Because of their business model, they have much higher revenue
than eBay, but they're not profitable (as if that matters to Wall Street).

ObClassicCmp: only Haggle Online (www.haggle.com) has an Antique Computers
category (but Classified2000 has an Old Computers category w/o an auction

-- Doug
Received on Fri Apr 24 1998 - 15:28:25 BST

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