TameBay Morsels 09/03/09

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Quite an interesting piece from Seeking Alpha. Financial analysts are obsessed with slicing and dicing eBay Inc up.

All eyes on PayPal this week as eBay go to the analysts. Articles in Business Week and Ecommerce Journal.

Now L’Oreal is suing eBay…

MoneyBookers is for sale.

Swoopo is being compared to eBay, again. I don’t see it myself.

Of general interest, here’s what a trillion dollars looks like. Scary.

4 Responses

  1. Swoopo and the like are great ideas, if you are the owner of the site, wish i had thought of it.

    I always thought a trillion dollars look like my visa card!!!

    Re the seeking alpha article, there seems to be a few folks coming round to the idea that auctions and not BINs will be ebays alleged saviour.

  2. Swoopo sounds like a charity site I saw 4 or 5 years ago. Very similar idea on charging per bid and selling very cheap. They claimed most of the profits went to charity. I’m not sure what ever happened to it.

    I think the way it worked was that you bid and it was the lowest unique bid that won. I think every auction ended once a set number of bids were placed. I had no interest when I saw that several of the auctions were months old.

  3. Swoopo has too much baggage with it if you do your research. Too many unanswered questions on how it works behind the scene. Seems organised people are exploiting it at the expense of other users. I’ve seen a huge increase in advertising for this site over the last few months, it’s everywhere. I would imagine that there will be lot more of these things springing up as it the model is so simple.


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