What are you talking about? EBAY is one of the fastest growing companies in America. Profits will continue to grow in an up/down economic trend, because regardless of what the rest of the market does, people will continue to buy and sell items. Their customer base is going to get larger and larger, because people can sell anything you could possibly believe, finding a buyer in a matter of days. With the purchase of payal they are able to double dip on the profit made. Finally, they don�t need to hire a massive amount of employees because there is nothing to package or process. Show me one area they are dropping the ball?