eBay fee hike suggests that Overstock's not in the game

Includes: EBAY, OSTK
by: David Jackson

So eBay has raised its fees again, effective February 18th. Which goes to prove that the networking effect of having the most buyers and the most sellers generates a lot of value to them and a lot of pricing power to eBay.

Quick thought:

Overstock's management said before its recent secondary offering that
many eBay power sellers were dissatisfied with eBay and were excited
about an alternative. Sounded implausible then, and even more
implausible with this news.

Easy data:
You can check the number of auctions on Overstock by just looking at the numbers on its auction home page.