Ebay historical data. RE: A Great Find & A Defense of E-Bay

From: John Foust <jfoust_at_threedee.com>
Date: Fri Jun 16 22:03:37 2000

At 01:35 PM 6/16/00 -0700, Chuck McManis wrote:
>Two points, one Ebay _does_ realize the value of their historical data. Try spidering their completed listings a couple of times and their lawyers will come talk to you.

So you think they're archiving it all, and purposefully only letting
people search the last few weeks?

>The pictures aren't on ebay, they are on the seller's site or honesty.com or wherever they hosted them.

I didn't re-read their fine print, but I can imagine that if you're
giving them permission to post your HTML description including the URL of
the pictures, that they'd have the right to grab a copy. As I'm sure
you've seen, the remotely hosted images often disappear even before the
eBay completed auction.

At 11:17 AM 6/16/00 -0700, Sellam Ismail wrote:
>Damn. What a bunch of frustrated, bickering goobers we all are here.
>Dudes, smoke a bowl, drink some wine, eat some cheese and CHILL! Put your
>egos back in the garage with your classic computers.

Because I haven't mentioned sex yet, Sellam might not have read this far.
Goobers? Nguba? And all this time I thought the real reason for
the VCF was the groupies. Go ahead, buy the eBay Cap'n Crunch whistle,
invite him to the show, but beware the "work out" invitations.

- John
Received on Fri Jun 16 2000 - 22:03:37 BST

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