The Two Sides of eBay (Part II)

Welcome to the Jungle: The Two Sides of eBay (Part II)

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By Frank Fortunato
January 18, 2005

“Auctions: The Dark Side of Paradise
The cold reality is that 53 percent of eBay auctions end without a bid, another 23 percent sell with just a single bid. Relisted items often sell on the second try (not all of eBay’s users search at one time), but meanwhile listing fees keep adding up, cutting into profits. Further, with 25 million auctions running, sellers need any edge they can get to make their needles visible in this huge haystack.”

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