Just read "the note" and there were a lot of "may"s and "might"s. BCG claims that a takeout would be had at $60/share. Note all the comments on the various sites (like Marketwatch, Morningstar, etc) which echo the opinion that Mayer would be shown the door if she touched AOL and there was even a comment which requoted her opinion when asked directly about an AOL acquisition after that little Forbes vignette not too long ago - she said not a chance since "AOL is old tech" (her words, not mine).
I think a client of BCG may have gotten into this stock when it was in the 50's on BCG's advice and now BCG is circulating a note to move the price point so that they can get their unhappy client out of this stock. Just my 2 cents. I think if there was anything to this note that the volume would have been a lot higher in the last 2 hours today and there would be more commentary from other houses offering their own affirmation of the acquisition independent of the BCG note.
I am have Amazon Prime and refuse to buy from anyone in the Amazon marketplace except for certain 2d hand booksellers who I've dealt with on both Amazon and Half.com. Even items shipped directly from Amazon have problems these days - have you tried their new Pantry service? Good luck buying canned goods since they don't use any packing materials which causes every can to be dented, then there's the expiration date problem, then there are the roach and rat turds at the bottom of "cased products", etc.
Ebay is mandating all sellers take returns within 14 days as of this month. No questions asked, no arguments, no requiring proof like photos of the defective or damaged items. Amazon makes you jump through hoops to return high priced items (I had to send them photo after photo of a destroyed Casablanca fan for 2 weeks before they'd except a return) & don't even get me started on the frauds going on by Amazon itself when it comes to high end watches and electronics (in this department, they beat Overstock for sure).
I'll take my chances on Ebay. If you choose your sellers wisely and ask all the relevant questions, you rarely have a problem. I've been on Ebay since 2001 & have had one problem as a buyer of over 3K items and that was with a foreign seller (Canadian) who I should have asked more questions of and didn't.
Hee hee hee, I always love the buyers who don't pay for the item and don't understand why you haven't shipped their item yet. Selling on Ebay gives one a whole new perspective on the idiocy of humanity.
I have no doubt loads of people still cannot get into the site. Wednesday evenings always garner loads of watchers and bidders, especially overnight from the West coast and this is the first Wednesday I can hear crickets snoring loudly in years. It will be interesting to see if this event gets reported accurately tomorrow and whether the share prices is affected.
Back up and running on the Seller side, but I was just emailed on 3 items by potential buyers who now cannot place bids.... and so the problems continue.
Free buy it now listings for 30 days would be a nice compromise too if they don't want to waive their FVF bread and butter! ;-)
A CMO bud near San Jose says a few sites are having problems today and won't say more than that. There are apparently widespread internet outages throughout Cali today (a bud in LA said this was the case). Who knows, this could be a cyberattack or it could be sheer incompetence. I guess we'll eventually find out. Personally, I think all Sellers should get their final value fees waived for a while.
I feel badly for those people who have STORES on Ebay. We smaller listers will live, but there are a lot of people who rely on Ebay as their livelihood.
...site is accessible, but you cannot buy or sell - you can only browse listing headlines.
PS These were posted on Ebay's announcement board:
**Some users may experience problems when using the eBay Site***
September 03, 2014 | 10:53AM PST/PT
We are aware that some users may experience problems when using the eBay Site. We are actively working on restoring the issue and apologize for any inconvenience caused.
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***Scheduled Maintenance For This Week***
September 03, 2014 | 08:50AM PST/PT
The eBay system will be undergoing general maintenance from approximately 22:00 PT (10pm) to 22:15 PT (10:15pm) on Thursday, September 4th. During this maintenance period, certain site features may be intermittently unavailable or slow.
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Does someone with a Twitter account want to ask them if they know anything?
goto the cyberwarzone site and then search for ebay massive outage
I've tried to post the link 3 times but Yahoo keeps deleting those messages
Exact same problem here - deep breath. Maybe they'll fix it without losing all our listings (which would be a pain in the behind to track down and reenter…. especially the info for items which I still need to print labels on, etc.).