To be perfectly honest it really wasn’t much of a week. All the usual boring eBay glitches, which may or may not be glitches. Anyone who is still struggling with eBay and does not have a multi-channel marketing plan in place deserves what they are receiving. Undoubtedly for some people eBay is still a good thing, or they think it is, which amounts to the same thing.
The economy is still revolting but people can only live at the peak of terror for just so long before they become numbed to it. Our job is to be ready when they want to buy themselves a little treat.
If you enjoy BritLit I have a little treat for you! Alexander McCall Smith is perhaps best known in the USA for his beguiling series The #1 Ladies Detective Agency, set in Botswana. He is currently writing a daily serial book called Corduroy Mansions for the Telegraph. You can choose to read on line, to receive it by RSS or email, or download it in audio format read by Andrew Sachs, best known as Manuel in Fawlty Towers. Chapter 1
Here is a dose of reality from UK author, consultant and former eBay employee Dan Wilson for you to read, it does have a lot of truth in it and I hope you will share your thoughts in the comments.
A Seeking Alpha article by ‘eBay investor’ on PayPal and the value the author attributes to PayPal in eBay Inc share price, this is the second article and there is a link to the first. The comments in both pieces are interesting. One wonders why he or she feels a need for anonymity.
A Business Week story about Big Lots move online
The Brews News response to an article on eBayINK. Brews News always writes interesting articles and I highly recommend you add her to your daily reading.
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