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I think you nailed it -- no one can rationally
explain why this stock is valued as it is -- to make its
valuation somewhat reasonable, ebay needs to grow like few
companies in history have -- and the facts are:
to date, it ain't doing it
2) it's current
systems can't handle the existing traffic -- so even if
it was able to drive the amazing growth & hold off
all competition, it can't handle the growth
management has done very little to show how it will grow and
if it does grow how it will handle the
4) the darn site still isn't working properly
tonight -- if someone wants to bid on my junk, they can't
add that I have been most amazed at the valuation
of this company for close to a year now. All I can
say is that for now, I have lost all faith in the
notion of the "rational investor".
I do not, can
not, and won't get it. I guess I am a luddidite!
eBay's earnings per share have DECLINED! And the stock
is valued on exponential, uninterrupted GROWTH of
Duh! Duh! Duh!
I can't figure out why ebay is so highly valued
-- I agree there is great potential, but the risk
reward for this stock is questionable -- especially
given ebay's total lack of reliability as a website --
I use ebay a moderate amount -- placing about 20-50
auctions weekly and bidding on a similiar amount -- the
concept is great & except for the reliability issue, I am
a huge ebay fan -- ebay is awesome as it provides a
viable outlet for many part time & small businesses --
but these same small businesses are hurt by ebay's
lack of reliability -- every time the site goes down,
it costs us money & I know several people who have
left ebay because of it -- for me, ebay clearly is the
best (and really only option) for on-line auctions --
but I predict that will change if ebay does not get
its act together... if Amazon or Yahoo or whoever had
their act together, they could take a big chunk of the
market -- but as weak as ebay's efforts are, their
competition is even more clueless... I welcome any & all
comments to this topic
First off I don't own stock in ebay and I'm glad
I don't.This company can be easily checked out by
going to the site.
It does not take but 25 seconds
to figure out what is wrong try clicking to go
somewhere anywhere I gaurantee you will wait and wait and
wait and you will not go anywhere.
I have emailed
the company with no response you cannot advertise
like crazy and not be prepared for the extra business
you will receive by advertising.
You first upgrade
the site so it will be able to handle the increased
load which they evidently did not do and they are
losing business because bidders are not able to access
the sites to bid.
It does'nt take a rocket
scientist to figure this one out.Check out the site see if
you can move arround in it.
er. Up <$2 on half the average volume.
All it will take is one economic shock, and EBAY
holders will dump it and move to safer havens. Then we
Other stocks and BBs are more
so dead? Why is the volume so
Hangover from Halloween?
Aren't we supposed to have
a major selloff or major rally
(Ebay, by the way, is not worth $17 BILLION!)