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Old 08-23-2008, 12:31 AM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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I vividly remember, a dozen years ago, standing in the parking lot of an anonymous San Jose (I thought it was Campbell at the time), Calif., office complex.

ABC News: Off the Block: eBay's Post-Auction Future
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Old 08-23-2008, 07:43 AM
 
Location: Jonquil City (aka Smyrna) Georgia- by Atlanta
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I agree with the article. When I first signed on to Ebay, I bought and sold items at auction but now I just use the "buy it now" option all the time.
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Old 08-23-2008, 10:52 AM
 
Location: Boise, ID
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Great article. I love to see how companies innovate.

I agree about the novelty of the auction wearing off. I am much more likely to "buy it now." In fact, I am more likely to use Amazon for mainstream purchases. I am more likely to use eBay for collectibles and more eclectic things.
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Old 08-23-2008, 05:37 PM
 
Location: Georgia, on the Florida line, right above Tallahassee
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I read an article about how Amazon is going to destroy ebay.
And they're also going to a similiar Paypal application.

Who's got the time to watch a freaking auction? We've got lives man. LIVES. And fish to catch. Mmmm...come here trout.

Amazon Eats PayPal's Lunch Money
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