eBay being sued over patent infringement

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Date: Wed Apr 23 21:09:00 2003

That's right here in the next town over. If it's an open courtroom I could
go over there and check it out.

I don't know about eBay and patent infringement, but I think eBay
has a monopoly on the online auction market for private individuals
which might warrant anti-trust action. I don't think a private individual
would be able to sell many types of items anymore through a classified
ad, and if they tried to use another online auction service, would do so
poorly, that if they would like to do the best they can, just about have no
choice but to list on eBay. Also, eBay has such power in this arena
these days, i.e. no other online auction service for the private individual
seems to be able to compete very well with them, that they got the
sellers by the "nads". They don't seem to be very interested in the
performance of their customers, i.e. the sellers. That's why I don't offer
anything for sale on eBay anymore. I only buy on eBay these days.

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Received on Wed Apr 23 2003 - 21:09:00 BST

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