The changing face of eBay

Great analysis on the current state of affairs at eBay by Roger Fillion of the Rocky Mountain News:

Online auction giant bids to continue growth in changing marketplace

Rocky Mountain News: Tech & telecom
By Roger Fillion, Rocky Mountain News
November 6, 2006

“BAILEY – Thomas Burns is among the tens of millions of people who make the vast eBay economy hum. Surrounded by shelves crammed with around 100,000 record albums, Burns auctions vintage vinyl on eBay to make a living. He knows the payoffs . . . and pitfalls.

…But even as it has become an economic driver, eBay – which had $5.6 billion in revenue over the past 12 months – is enduring growth pains. Wall Street has hit the stock, which has dropped about one-third in the past two years. Sales are slowing, and rivals abound.”

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