A Great Find & A Defense of E-Bay

From: William Donzelli <aw288_at_osfn.org>
Date: Fri Jun 16 10:12:10 2000

> Why doesn't eBay realize the great value they have in the historical
> database of sale prices, pictures and descriptions. They're throwing
> away the content that has been created for them for free. They should
> archive the picture.

Ebay does not want keep all of the auctions as a publicly accessable
database, simply because it is not their job. After a few months, they
can "wash their hands" of the deal, and with it, any disputes that may
come up afterwards (problems in the car auctions leap to mind). They don't
want the legal hassles, basically.

William Donzelli
Received on Fri Jun 16 2000 - 10:12:10 BST

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