A Great Find & A Defense of E-Bay

From: Richard Erlacher <richard_at_idcomm.com>
Date: Thu Jun 15 18:42:47 2000

----- Original Message -----
From: Bruce Lane <kyrrin_at_bluefeathertech.com>
To: <classiccmp_at_classiccmp.org>
Sent: Thursday, June 15, 2000 7:57 AM
Subject: Re: A Great Find & A Defense of E-Bay

> At 08:19 15-06-2000 -0400, you wrote:
> <snip>
> >In closing, I'd say no one should limit themselves
> >to searching only at *any* auction site, but I wouldn't
> >avoid E-Bay just because prices sometimes range too
> >high.
> It's not just the pricing structure for me, and the fact that there are
> clusters of morons Out There who have more money and time than common
> sense. A big part of it for me is that, for sellers, E-pay will bury you
> listing fees, sales percentages, etc.
> And their "privacy" policies for both buyers and sellers? Don't even get
> me started! Give them a millimeter, and not only will they profile you to
> death, but they will actually spam you. I wouldn't be in the least
> surprised if they're reselling users' marketing data either.
> The game show "Let's Make A Deal!" was once dubbed the "Seat of Greed" in
> the USA. I think that title has now been taken by E-pay. While I did have
> some good luck with them several years ago, before they grew to the
> size they are today, I think I can say with confidence that it's just "not
> fun" any more.
> When I put something up for auction, it goes to haggle.com. Much smaller,
> much friendlier, and they don't charge anything for listings, nor do they
> charge a percentage of the sale.
> I definitely hear where your coming from, but E-pay is no longer a part of
> my search routines when I'm looking for stuff.
> -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-
> Bruce Lane, Owner and head honcho, Blue Feather Technologies
> http://www.bluefeathertech.com // E-mail: kyrrin_at_bluefeathertech.com
> Amateur Radio: WD6EOS since Dec. '77
> "Our science can only describe an object, event, or living thing in our
> own human terms. It cannot, in any way, define any of them..."
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