Getting long; Was Re: eBay being sued over patent infringement

From: Mike <>
Date: Thu Apr 24 10:17:01 2003

> > eBay prices may be inflated, from a professional dealer's or an
> experienced
> > hobbyist's perspective.

Actually, they are not inflated at all. Before ebay, prices were
depressed because of the lack of exposure to the item. Supply and demand
was still at work but the demand side is very much increased by ebay.

On items were there is a fixed supply, like antiques and collectibles, the
only side of the equation that can increase is demand. Therefore, the
price rises to the fair and correct value. Simple!

Of course, those that are whining about not being able to find bargains,
don't believe that. :-)
Received on Thu Apr 24 2003 - 10:17:01 BST

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