Another Auction Site

From: John Foust <>
Date: Wed Jun 6 07:43:00 2001

At 09:34 PM 6/5/01 -0700, Marvin wrote:
>> Cool, but I'm just wondering why anyone in their right mind would attempt
>> to compete with eBay at this point?
>I fully agree!!!!! Going head to head against ebay is the height of
>stupidity at this point.

Adding features, having a better design, and especially appealing
to niche markets would be a great way to compete with eBay
but not a bad way to start a business. There are lots
of big, big companies setting up auction sites to move product
business-to-business, and I bet you've never heard their names.

I can't think of any significant change to eBay's UI in the
last few years.

They do have a private auction feature where the seller
pre-authorizes the bidders, don't they?

- John
Received on Wed Jun 06 2001 - 07:43:00 BST

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