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  • ratherberight ratherberight Jun 15, 1999 4:00 PM Flag

    The problem with E-Bay auctions

    A auction should be a spirited bidding war
    between bidders wanting the same item (the seller then
    makes a good profit). On E-Bay whenever a higher priced
    item is put up for bid, the wiseguys don't bid, they
    wait untill the very last second to drop their bid
    into the system. This is not bidding this is working
    the system. If I'm bidding for a item I should not be
    shut out at the last second. If I were a seller I
    would not use E-Bay, the seller gets screwed and they
    are the ones who pay the fees to E-Bay if they get
    screwed it will show up in the stock price and tiis stock
    is looking sick. There is a better way to run an
    auction and E-Bay better figure it out fast.

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    • Years biggest winner but I doubt it. But surely it will be the biggest loser of the new decade, and that's the twuth.

    • because you should do you own thorough research
      before throwing your money into anything. and the same
      goes for EBAY lemmings. and here again is the
      definition of a LEMMING = EBAY longs:

      Main Entry:
      lem�ming
      Pronunciation: 'le-mi[ng]
      Function: noun
      Etymology:
      Norwegian
      Date: 1713
      : any of various small short-tailed
      furry-footed rodents (as genera Lemmus and Dicrostonyx) of
      circumpolar distribution that are notable for the recurrent
      mass migrations of a European form (L. lemmus) which
      often continue into the sea where vast numbers are
      drowned
      - lem�ming�like /-"lIk/ adjective

      addendum
      compliments of calbrodsky:

      The common Northern
      European lemming ({Myodes lemmus}) is remarkable for
      making occasional devastating migrations in enormous
      numbers from the mountains into the lowlands.

    • You make great points. Especially that with a
      one-day 29-point drop -- and, what is it, 50 points over
      3 days? -- the shorts are sitting mighty pretty and
      have no need to worry about covering.

      I mean,
      it's not like we're talking about a stock with a P/E
      of 80 .. or even 800.

    • We all know Ebay is not going to survive if they
      don't expand into other areas. Lets face it, the market
      is saturated with on-line auctions. I would rather
      take my risk and invest in Amazon than Ebay. To all
      long-term shareholders, don't worry, be sad.

    • Here's another one:

      The common Northern European lemming ({Myodes lemmus}) is remarkable for making occasional devastating migrations in enormous numbers from the mountains into the lowlands.

    • Entertainment Boulevard (EBLD)
      http://www.entertainmentblvd.com is an aggregator and broadcaster of streaming
      media programming on the Web. It specializes in the
      entertainment industry and broadcast video and audio contents
      through its multiple award-winning websites via the
      RealNetworks' RealPlayer G2.

      EBLD has formed strategic
      and/or technical alliances with RealNetworks, INTERVU,
      Level 3 Communications, EarthLink, Sprint, American
      Interactive Media, College Club USA Corp, Dimension Music,
      HearMe.com, ICTV, i-FiLL, LA Group, Marathon Sports
      Scour.Net, Summit Productions, Talking Baseball, and
      others.

      Last week EBLD hired the highly regarded financial
      consultant Tim Richardson. Mr. Richardson was the IR manager
      for Bid.com. In less than 5 months Mr. Richardson
      boosted Bid.com's stock price from below $1 to a high of
      $22 and helped the company get on the Nasdaq national
      listing. EBLD is rumored to be holding back announcements
      on some major deals until Mr. Richardson is on
      board. EBLD is also getting ready to launch its online
      store, which will offer entertainment items such as CDs
      and DVDs. With Mr. Richardson on its team and major
      announcements to be made this month, watch this stock explode!


      I told you guys 2 1/2 weeks ago about LZMCF when it
      was $.53 and said news was coming that will drive the
      stock higher and that's exactly what happened. LZMCF
      went from $.53 to a high of $1.40 in two weeks. The
      same thing will happen to EBLD. News are coming that
      will drive EBLD significantly higher! Check it out!


      EBLD owns the following award-winning
      websites:

      http://www.entertainmentblvd.com
      http://www.vidnet.com

      http://www.screenclips.com
      http://www.prosportsnet.com

      http://www.emerchandise.com

    • Even the companys that will survive Are priced to
      reflect what will happen in the year 2010. That is the
      problem, the reason is every one knows the internet is a
      good thing and you have all these buyers chasing a
      limited amount of shares driving the price up, now we
      take a look and see that even if these companys
      forfill our wildest dreams for them, the profit hs been
      priced, in many times over, and you could achieve more
      putting your money in Cds. let me make it simple General
      Motors is a good company but what if the share price was
      100 times what it is now, would it still be a good
      company, yes, but would it be a good stock holding , No
      ,the price is to high. I hope I was able to explain
      why we say Ebay is no good were talking about the
      stock not the company, although , I'm still not so sure
      about the company long term ,to many unknowns. These
      type of stocks are very dangerous investments, these
      stocks could go down and never return or be at the same
      level in ten years, ten years dead money, what would
      that much money buy in ten years not nearly the same
      even with low inflation.

    • > No. 14, When a person is right,
      > they
      never quit and you quit.
      > You can tell when a
      person is losing a arguement,
      > its when they
      resort to making personal attacks.

      No,
      ratherberight, you can tell the person who is losing an argument
      when he or she makes nonsense arguments, and then
      changes the subject when confronted with evidence that
      contradicts his or her opinion. For example, this silliness
      you've been posting all day today.

      First, you
      said EBay auctions were bad because people were
      allowed to outbid each other. Then you said EBay was bad
      for sellers because items being auctioned were
      realized prices that were too high.

      > Let the
      marketplace be the final judge,
      > if the stock drops
      like a rock I'm right.

      No, if the stock drops
      like a rock (and it will, we agree there), it'll be
      because it's an overvalued company run by people who
      can't put together a technology solution that keeps
      pace with the popularity of the website. Whether you
      are smart enough to understand how an auction works
      has absolutely nothing to do with the EBay stock
      price. You are giving yourself too much
      credit.

      The fact that you don't understand how EBay auctions
      work, and the fact that you were posting misleading
      information about EBay is was the point I was addressing with
      my messages here.

      You are the one who keeps
      changing the subject. You are the one who started the
      personal attacks, when you implied that I had never used
      the EBay site and that I didn't know what I was
      talking about.

      Put up or shut up. Please clarify
      your two ridiculous assertions:

      1) Auctions
      that allow people to outbid each other are bad
      2)
      Auctions that realize high prices are bad for
      sellers

      When you can back these up with anything that
      resembles a coherent thought or a bit of sense, let me
      know. I'll be waiting .... and waiting ... and waiting
      ...

      No. 14

    • >> ...knowing how much it hurts.

      I'm
      sure you do, I'm sure you do. So how much DID you lose
      in the past week? I hope your Dad doesn't take away
      your internet privileges so we can hear more from you
      as EBay tanks.

      It's interesting. The longs
      used to sound arrogant. Now they sound frustrated and
      angry, and there is a certain tone of outright panic in
      their messages. Yee ha this is FUN!

    • any of various small short-tailed furry-footed
      rodents (as genera Lemmus and Dicrostonyx) of circumpolar
      distribution that are notable for the recurrent mass
      migrations of a European form (L. lemmus) which often
      continue into the sea where vast numbers are drowned

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