You should be reading the chat room boards. It has been noted over and over that Ebay is cooking the auction numbers. I dare say, they don't want the shareholders to know what is going on. Check out the individual auctions as well, their hits are off considerably.
Ebay is loosing steam. YHOO auction grow more rapidly than EBAY. Check the facts. Also with all other auction sites hitting new record everyday. The auction business is soon saturated, then Ebay will go nowhere but start to loss to improving competitors.
Yahoo is certainly growing their auctions, but they are no where near ebay AND their number of "failed" auctions (auctions with no bids) are 3 times as high as ebay. Sellers won't go for this in the long run. The only sellers their are retail sellers trying to move merchandise with high initial bids. Everybody knows it. That's why nobody bids.
Other auction sites are a joke. Everyone knows it. Ebay is not losing any credible market share. They are just not getting the bad sellers on ebay because the bad sellers choose yahoo so they do not have to pay anything when their high priced items don't get bid on.