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Post by Doc » June 20th, 2006, 12:21 pm

Meg Not Committing to eBay
By Ina Steiner

http://auctionbytes.com/cab/abn/y06/m06/i19/s02

In an interview with a UK financial newspaper, eBay CEO Meg Whitman says she has fulfilled her previous commitment to stay at eBay and won't make further commitments as to how much longer she'll stay. In her early days at eBay (she joined the company in 1998), Whitman said would stay through her son's high school graduation. He graduated in June, and, she told the Financial Times, "I'm not making any more prognostications."

Last year, Whitman interviewed for the position of CEO at Disney, but withdrew her name from the running.

Whitman also told Financial Times she would not rule out "a big merger among Internet companies" in the long term, but said she doesn't see anything in the near-term.

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/f3ae81f8-fef8-1 ... e2340.html
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Down We Go!

Post by Doc » July 6th, 2006, 3:29 pm

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Oh Yea.. Sinking Like A Rock!

Stuff like This hurts your investment boys!

http://www.proautogroup.info

http://www.kvue.com/sharedcontent/Video ... idId=64041

And BANNING Sellers from accepting Google Checkout!
http://auctionbytes.com/cab/abn/y06/m07/i06/s02

eBay.. SEE YOU AT 5.00! OR LESS.. You have earned it.. So WEAR IT WELL!!

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Post by MidoriMeadows » July 8th, 2006, 12:22 am

Just another nail in their coffin.

I gotta look in the bank and see if that google deposit is there.

Yeah, I know, gotta get my shopping cart done. You gonna come spank me if I don't?
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Post by tony1963 » July 8th, 2006, 3:47 pm

I really can't complain since my business this year has been as strong as ever. Switching to the "Buy It Now" format increased my margins and I'm done dealing with people that ride the "Dream Weaver Train", trying to buy a nice car for $1.26.

The world is full of idiots and I meet them every day. You wouldn't believe the people that show up for repairs and expect me to let them make payments, cut the price, etc. I send them down the road, or to hell, whichever is more convenient given my mood for the day.
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Post by Doc » July 8th, 2006, 4:26 pm

Hi Tony..

Good to hear from you.. :shock:
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Post by MidoriMeadows » July 8th, 2006, 9:50 pm

Oh, I always miss T's antogonistic business plan. Some woman has been keeping him on a short leash.
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Post by turtle-clan » July 8th, 2006, 10:25 pm

I was wondering if maybe, we could get Jeff to come over and comment.

As mad as he is right now, I would bet that, he would say a plenty.
When you play with fire, you might get burned.
This guy is a ball of fire, I wouldn't want to have mad at me.
He may cool off a little with time, but, I would say revenge will be top priority.
I can feel the excitement in the air.

Hello Tony, good to see you back.
Big Brother, keep up the good work.
Sharon, you will always be my princess.
Be patient, and get-r-done

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Post by Doc » July 18th, 2006, 11:15 am

Who is Jeff??
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Post by turtle-clan » July 18th, 2006, 5:13 pm

Jeff is the gentleman who is responsible for bringing Pay Pal to where it is today.
He is supposedly retiring to spend time with his family.
I laughed when I heard that.

Rumor has it, that he has been offered a position with the competition.
Would really like to hear it from him.

He has been invited to this forum.
Just hope he shows up.
One of the smartest and nicest people to ever work for Ebay.
I really thought he would take Ma Megs' place.
Just goes to show that, I was wrong again. :(
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Post by Doc » July 18th, 2006, 5:27 pm

There was an e-mail that MeowMix forwarded to me that was from a Former Senior eBay Motors Employee that left the company.

It went on to say that EBM has lost all the original team. And that eBay would rather hire newly graduated staff with a new degree rather than promote those with the knowledge of what needed to be done.

I would say that was probably what happened with Jeff. You give your sole to a company and they just use you up until you quit!

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But Meg claimed they have a solid management team.. Things that make you go Hmmmmmm???
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Post by JR » July 18th, 2006, 9:55 pm

I've worked at many places that prefer college grads over very experienced canidates and it doesn't work. I have a degree, but I also earned mine while I was working in the field I am in today.

I've also learned that the best way to learn something is to listen to my craftsman and not be a wise ass college grad know it all, that thinks he knows everything, because they don't know shit.

My employer, being a major world wide corporation has recently recognized those of us, that are called the "aging work force" by giving us an additional 5% raise in wages this year. I got a 5% raise at the firsto f the year, so that is approximately 11 to 12% wage increase this year. Big long letter, stating that we are preferred over the new college grads and the competition for highly skilled experienced people like myself between corporations has begun. There is so much work all over the USA and world, that will be coming up at the beginning of the 2007 fiscal year (October 1, 2006), that there is a shortage of skilled experienced workers.

If eBay wants to succeed, they should take a tip from the top 25 corporations in the USA and have highly skilled experienced employees instead of a bunch of wet behind the ears new college grads. Everyone needs to get expereince, but they should phase in the new college grads a little at a time and not flood them in.

My former employer is at the same DOE site that I am at, different contract, but they are getting rid of 75 employees. 60% of them volunteered for VROF's, due to piss poor new management they brought in, that treats the employees like shit.

Two good examples of two large corporations, with different opinions and treatment of their employees.

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Yahoo Ads Appear in eBay Search Results

Post by Doc » July 19th, 2006, 11:27 am

http://auctionbytes.com/cab/abn/y06/m07/i19/s01

By Ina Steiner
AuctionBytes.com
July 19, 2006

eBay sellers began noticing ads appearing on some search results pages on Tuesday. The ads are paid-search ads from Yahoo Search Marketing (similar to the Google AdWords program) and are part of the agreement eBay entered into with Yahoo in May (http://auctionbytes.com/cab/abn/y06/m05/i25/s03). Many of the sellers who commented on the appearance of the ads seemed to have no knowledge that the eBay-Yahoo partnership entailed such ads, nor did they seem pleased about them.

In May, eBay North America President Bill Cobb had stated that the Yahoo ads would be for complementary products and services. "For example, a buyer searching for a hair dryer might be presented with sponsored search ads for related items like shampoo or hair brushes" (http://www2.ebay.com/aw/core/200605250457542.html).

However, the tests running this week appear to be for competing products in some cases. A search for "burberry rain boats" (a misspelling for both burberry rain coats and burberry rain boots) brought back zero eBay listings and three Yahoo advertisements, including one with a link to the Burberry website.

eBay spokesperson Catherine England explained , "Bill Cobb spoke about the possibility of presenting "complementary" ads on eBay searches that yielded results - where the ads would feature items related or complementary to the term searched. That may be something we test in the future; what we are currently testing is the display of Yahoo text ads on eBay searches that yield no results. As the test continues, we will continue to refine what gets displayed and when."

England explained that eBay has just begun initial testing of the Yahoo text ad program. "This is just our first test of the program so the factors impacting when ads appear may change over time as we continue to learn from the test."

Asked whether eBay has done any filtering to ensure that inappropriate ads do not appear on eBay.com, England said, "We do have some control over what is displayed, and how this works is also part of what we are testing." When asked whether Yahoo Search Marketing advertisers would be allowed to dictate whether their paid ads appear (or refrain from appearing) on eBay.com, she referred AuctionBytes to Yahoo, which could "address all the options of their programs and any follow-up questions you might have in that area."

Sellers discussing the ads on the eBay PowerSeller board (access is limited to eBay PowerSellers) and industry boards, such as this one (http://www.vendio.com/mesg/read.html?nu ... ead=644492), expressed concern that eBay "is sending people off eBay."

Cobb said in his May announcement that eBay would not place ads on View Item pages. And in an interview with AuctionBytes in June, eBay's Chris Tsakalakis said there were no plans to add Yahoo ads in seller's eBay Stores. He said the Yahoo contextual ads would focus on null search results.

After the announcement in May, eBay's England had told AuctionBytes that the increased traffic and exposure eBay would get on Yahoo pages through the partnership between the two companies would benefit eBay sellers tremendously. (See AuctionBytes May 25th blog entry and comments: http://digbig.com/4htfn.)

Yesterday, England said, "We believe our partnership with Yahoo will enhance the experience for shoppers on the site and that this could result in an incremental increase in traffic and activity, which of course, would be great for sellers as well as buyers."

eBay's testing of Yahoo ads come on the same day Yahoo announced it would delay its new improved advertising system by three months (http://news.independent.co.uk/business/ ... 185390.ece). eBay announces its earnings Wednesday afternoon.
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Post by Doc » July 20th, 2006, 3:25 pm

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EBay CEO Promises to Restore Company's Glory by Raising Online Store Fees
http://biz.yahoo.com/ap/060720/earns_ebay.html?.v=5

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Just HOW LOW Will It Go???
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Post by Doc » July 26th, 2006, 4:40 pm

Down Again Today..

Meanwhile As The Ship Slowly Sinks..
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