I have been selling on eBay for 6 years. My % of sales has dropped from 70% to 30% the last two years. My listing has stayed the same over this time. Just last month I reduced the listing and added feature. This cut my cost from $1500.00 per mo. to $500.00. eBay lost over $1000.00 with my sales alone. My total $ sales have stayed the same with these reduction. EBay has raised the listing , special features, and final value fees to try and make up the difference. Now eBay is pushing fixed price items. What a mistake, there are internet malls everywhere. Just a little insight as I am not an eBay stock holder. We and several others have set up our own website in an effort to increase sales. I Wish all of you the best. hollywoodmoviecostumes
You are so right
and these people think its a buying oppourtunity!!
they are going to be floored when ebay doesnt meet its expectations on the next earnings report
it will be when the start getting some new people in their managing it
You are a twit. Look at the revenue figures for '04. Or do you even know how to do that?
Regulations for MSFT to buy eBay? You are talking out your ass.
Do you know what microeconomics is? That is your financial viewpoint .
"They just gave back the cash to its shareholders because they literally don't know what to do with it. They haven't for a while too"
Want to give me a quote from somebody at Microsoft that said that? Or is that YOUR interpretation? I seem to remember a few companies in this universe that pay dividends. Are they also guilty of not having anything else to do with the money?
I see you are one of those young 20-somethings that finds it popular to hate Microsoft. Without knowing how responsible they are for almost all of your experiences when it comes to the computer industry. But thats ok. You find it fashionable to be that way, it feels good to you. So ok. You will grow up, the world will force you to.
Revenue comparison. Ever do that before, compare the revenues of 2 different companies? Yea, I guess that never happens...its against the law for 2 companies to merge or buy one another unless they are "apples and apples".... yea, I forgot. Gotta call Warren Buffet and remind him.
"he issue (lest we forget, or took too many drugs in the 60s) is did Microsoft try to compete with eBay and fail. Answer: Yes. "
No. Just plain no. As I said, if that was tried by MSFT, the people responsible would not be there. The BOD of MSFT knows better.........just leave it. You won't get any real substantial movement on this. You can just believe what you will.
BTW, it only takes about 42 eBays to equal 1 Microsoft.
<<<<<hahhahhhaa!!! I propose a conference call for all parties on this thread, so we can have a real laugh!! :)>>>>>>>
Noooooo......wayyyyyy too many conference calls in my life! I gave them up for Lent.
Besides, they never let you bring in the donuts. :)