Another Auction Site

From: Craig Smith <>
Date: Wed Jun 6 14:20:32 2001

        It WOULD be a great historical database if they kept more than 30-60
days of data available! Somewhere they have a data warehouse full of
great stuff but it's not available. Of course the pictures wouldn't be
available for the past auctions but descriptions and prices realized
would be a great resource. BIG database though ...what are they up to
these days
124 million auctions or so???

Sellam Ismail wrote:
> On Wed, 6 Jun 2001, Eric Dittman wrote:
> > The frequent downtimes are a pain, but the biggest pain is that almost
> > all the sellers use eBay because everyone uses eBay. Because of that,
> > if you are looking for some odd part and nobody you can ask has the
> > part, eBay is about your only option.
> I'll be the first to admit that I am a hypocrite, but I would actually
> hate to see the online auction service market get fractured. The one good
> thing that you can rely on with eBay is that you pretty much know if
> you're after something obscure, you have a good chance of finding it on
> eBay.
> eBay is similar to a big historical database.
> Sellam Ismail Vintage Computer Festival
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