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  • eBay leads $133.7M round in Indian site, tells Icahn to "stick to the facts" [View news story]
    I still concede that their reputation will eventually reach even the trailer park boys and that eBay would fall flat on its face if not for Pay Pal. Unfortunately, as Pay Pal competitors arise, JD will be planning his escape to a distant island. It is just a matter of when and it is astounding how many do not get this at a fundamental level as you are doing. (Seeker137) I thought about this stock at 52, but just could not mistrust my instincts. I do not know enough about the timeline for apple, amazon, etc. I am very impressed with the veracity that you and Icahn have displayed while unveiling eBay's underbelly. I guess I will hold onto my gold a bit longer.
    Mar 5 10:03 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • eBay leads $133.7M round in Indian site, tells Icahn to "stick to the facts" [View news story]
    How about internet neutrality for their selling accounts? Is no one paying attention or are they exempt from this law?
    Mar 3 09:40 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • eBay adds to gains as Icahn, Omidyar fire fresh salvos [View news story]
    Nothing surprises me when years go by without any transparency from eBay.
    Feb 28 08:12 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • eBay adds to gains as Icahn, Omidyar fire fresh salvos [View news story]
    Pierre Omidyar will be able to relax once his position has been substantiated through an investigation of the "books and records", right Pierre?
    Feb 27 02:15 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • eBay leads $133.7M round in Indian site, tells Icahn to "stick to the facts" [View news story]
    A good defense is an over zealous offense, Count Von Donahoe.
    Feb 26 03:44 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Icahn blasts eBay's CEO, board in letter; shares gain [View news story]
    Glad to see someone stand up to eBay's mafia ways. Donahoe appears to be a Tony Soprano wannabe.
    Feb 24 12:09 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Market Is Undervaluing eBay By 40% [View article]
    You can keep eBay to yourself, however, it is too bad Pay Pal must be held back with it.
    Jan 30 06:10 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • eBay (EBAY +1.4%) is eliminating listing fees for most items and simplifying its commission fees, as it tries to sustain Marketplaces' resurgence and slow down Amazon's (AMZN -1.2%) rapid 3rd-party sales growth. Lower-margin items such as electronics will sport lower fee rates than higher-margin items such as clothing. eBay claims the moves, its first fee changes since 2010, will provide more transparency for merchants, who have complained of overly complicated pricing. Yesterday, Reuters reported of discontent among Amazon merchants over rising fees. [View news story]
    It took Neiman Marcus exiting eBay before they listened to their conscience. Wonder if more are leaving for the same reason. That would make sense because they usually do not start appealing their sellers until just before the Christmas holiday season. It is a fairly predictable cycle. Not to mention the secret feedback system that they tried to develop. Also, there are competitor payment processing systems developing in the shadows of Walmart and other large retailers. Sure hope eBay did not break their backbone made of the smaller sellers whilst signing the larger retailers as they may now need to fall back on the very accounts that they tried to eliminate.
    Mar 19 01:27 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • eBay (EBAY) catches an upgrade from Cantor Fitzgerald to a Buy rating along with a $56 price target. The investment firm thinks the risk-reward profile on the company is much more attractive after the recent drop in share price. EBAY +1.6% premarket to $50.89. [View news story]
    Do your homework with the exit of large retailers and with the developing Pay Pal competitors such as Walmart's project before jumping into this. I'm just saying
    Mar 19 08:14 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Still A Believer In eBay [View article]
    The exit of Neiman Marcus after the holiday season from eBay was a sign of an underlying iceberg that needs a second look. This subject as well as the developing payment processing competitors that are lucking in the shadows are the symptoms of upcoming challenges to your theory. If you cannot stomach a delve into the underbelly of eBay and want to continue with the charts, you may find yourself perplexed if not very disappointed. I do not think it will fall drastically but in slow, sort of cancerous slide. I'm just saying.
    Mar 19 08:10 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Caveat Emptor - 3 Reasons To Be Scared Of eBay [View article]
    As an investor, due diligence would be an understatement. I'm just saying.
    Mar 12 02:12 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Caveat Emptor - 3 Reasons To Be Scared Of eBay [View article]
    To Scaredinvestor:
    Touchet with respect to the misconception that Pay Pal is somehow associated with banking, there are a number of middleman competitors that are popping up. Walmart is one of the retailers that are designing their own Pay Pal-type payment processor. Online is going to grow but the unique identifier is now looking and finding other avenues besides eBay.
    Mar 12 10:16 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Caveat Emptor - 3 Reasons To Be Scared Of eBay [View article]
    There are many more than 3 reasons, not to mention that invitation that was extended to the larger retail stores such as Neiman Marcus has proven to be a game changer. This tactic that was suppose to attract buyers is now discouraging the initial attraction to eBay for buyers to sell their unique items at low prices due to some of the highest fees charged by a platform, leaving nothing for eBay on which to fall back once the big retailers have decided to leave. A recent survey publish by EcommerceBytes.com indicates eBay has one of highest in fees encouraging their seller to invest their growth in Etsy, Ruby Lane an Bonanza. Amazon is a given, but the underlying message is the quote used by the writer of this article, " it diluted the adventure of finding unique items".

    If you are reading this comment, Mr. Tubuo, many platforms have allowed their sellers considerably more control over the decision making for their transactions. This effort retains relationships that which you have established. Let's face it, if you are making money, you do not leave as did Neiman Marcus, thus the same goes for the unique item seller. All in all, eBay may have built new relationships with the higher end or larger retail stores but has broken its backbone made of the creative newcomer.

    Pay Pal had better ramp up more than recent months if they plan to melt the titanic size iceberg that is looming below the surface.
    Mar 11 08:51 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • More from John Donahoe: The eBay (EBAY) CEO notes 70% of Marketplaces transactions now involve fixed prices rather than auctions, and sees this number rising to 80%. He also claims eBay's total selection is up to 350M items, and that the company is selling 10K cars/week via mobile. Emerging markets, local commerce, and the improved use of data for personalization and merchandising purposes are named as priorities going forward. [View news story]
    I am at a point where I have to decide whether to take down my auctions and just list them as merchandise. eBay is keeping twice the amount of my fees because it is costing more to get the same exposure. They have made it tough for the sellers to eBay's advantage. Lots of changes and decisions for sellers at crossroads. Surely, another auction site will arise after eBay has made the transition but for now, they hold onto a little less of the pie.
    Feb 13 03:05 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • More from John Donahoe: The eBay (EBAY) CEO notes 70% of Marketplaces transactions now involve fixed prices rather than auctions, and sees this number rising to 80%. He also claims eBay's total selection is up to 350M items, and that the company is selling 10K cars/week via mobile. Emerging markets, local commerce, and the improved use of data for personalization and merchandising purposes are named as priorities going forward. [View news story]
    I am a mother of twins and owner of several online jewelry stores. Living in Connecticut, eBay has been the main source of my income since 2007. Before working at home, I working in the mortgage and new home construction industry.
    Feb 13 03:04 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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