Ebay's been a shoulder shrug of a stock for a while now. It's not the 'volcano ready to erupt' that 'certain people' are desperate to believe it is. Pay Pal helps to keep eBays head above water but without eBay, Pay Pal is no more than a shoulder shrug either.
When eBay hit $40 Oct of '07 that was the perfect time to bail. Greed gets ya <$29.