OT: Online auctins an institution?

From: Stephen Dauphin <ai705_at_osfn.org>
Date: Fri Dec 18 12:16:06 1998

On Fri, 18 Dec 1998, Chuck McManis wrote:
> No one else has figured out that the real money is in the _information_
> about what sold at auction for what? Ever wonder why Christie's will give
> you a catalog of things for auction but will _sell_ you the results? On
> line auctions are here to stay and they open a whole new area of
> opportunity (as this list knows all too well)
> --Chuck

An excellent point. Final Ebay results disappear after about 30 or 40
days. As you all saw from my post of the SOL auctions, I've been saving some
Ebay summaries manually for the last 14 months or so. Nothing specific.
Just stuff that eclectically appeals to me. Auctions for computer
equipment only and maybe about a couple of hundred a month

It probably can be automated and the number harvested stepped up,
but what I am doing so far fits my browsing, bookmarking and bidding
patterns, so I don't find it a burden.

Anybody else on the list doing this? Anybody thinking about doing it
seriously? Anybody want to throw some ideas out for standardizing the
information stored?

Just curious,

                                          -- Steve
Received on Fri Dec 18 1998 - 12:16:06 GMT

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