Wow, I just wrote that I would not write about eBay anymore and here I am, compelled to do so… Fortunately, this is really not a story that will be seen as bashing eBay because it is just not something that the giant of over regulation and useless rules has any control over. It seems […]
eBay this is not, Amazon this is not, Craigslist – nope not that either… This place can only be compared to itself as it is truly a Bonanzle!
With this additional announcement, eBay is ringing the bell that tolls a change in the way consumers will search the site. This new or revamped search engine (can you say Best Match on steroids?) will offer fixed price listings side by side with auction listings (tests leaked on this system last February). Will this new search “disadvantage” auctions so much that they become irrelevant and eventually through market pressure simply cease to exist?
The obvious options as eBay competition include Amazon, Yahoo Stores, and stand alone eCommerce websites, we will research each of these options and more.
Does eBay really want to look this bad in the eyes of investors and users alike? Or, does John Donahoe want Meg Whitan to look this bad?