OT: eBay to buy PayPal - yet another ruination of a good thing :(

From: Owen Robertson <univac2_at_earthlink.net>
Date: Mon Jul 8 13:00:59 2002

I wondered how long it would be before this happened. eBay should have
bought them long ago. Didn't PayPal just go public a few months back? $1.5
billion is quite a sum. The people at PayPal should be very proud. I'm going
to go beat my head against the wall as I consider why I didn't buy stock in
eBay a few years ago.

Owen Robertson
on 7/8/02 10:29 AM, Sellam Ismail at foo_at_siconic.com wrote:
> I just saw on the news that eBay is buying PayPal for US$1.5 billion.
> Good for the folks at PayPal, but this does not bode well for PayPal
> customers if eBay's history of trying to wring profits out of it's
> customers in creative ways is any indication.  It also does nothing for
> competition.
> This sucks.
> Sellam Ismail                                        Vintage Computer Festival
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