Forced eBay ID Change?

From: Vintage Computer Festival <>
Date: Thu Feb 5 10:11:37 2004

On Thu, 5 Feb 2004, Rob O'Donnell wrote:

> As for us, well, we still use them, but to be honest, even with the
> charges, we make more money through eBay, just because there are enough
> people to bid things up. That's where all other services fail - there are
> just not enough people using them, and you can't make the money selling on
> them. So, no sellers, even less buyers..Rob

Yes, that is the problem. eBay is the 800,000 pound gorilla, and to
unseat them will either require a rival with enough cash to launch a
serious marketing campaign, or a continued succession of errors by eBay.
The latter is plausible, as we've already seen. They always seem to push
users right to the edge but not quite over...basically they try to get
away with as much as possible to squeeze every last cent out of their
users and doing the least possible work. Yes, I understand that is
Capitalism, but there's honorable Capitalism, and then there's eBay (to
say nothing of some of its users).

Sellam Ismail                                        Vintage Computer Festival
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