[rescue] SparcCenter 2000E on Ebay

Curtis H. Wilbar Jr. rescue at hawkmountain.net
Fri Jun 20 19:45:19 CDT 2003

>From: Dave McGuire <mcguire at neurotica.com>
>On Friday, June 20, 2003, at 05:29 PM, Curtis H. Wilbar Jr. wrote:
>>>>> It seems to me that they'd have decent luck using the human
>>>>> image-to-number
>>>>> checking that I've seen a lot of sites do... they display an image
>>>>> file with
>>>>> a number in it, and you type the number in to confirm. It's supposed
>>>>> to be
>>>>> great for keeping the bots away...
>>>> A very simple fix to the sniping problem would be to do what yahoo
>>>> does, automatically extend the auction until there's a 5 minute 
>>>> period
>>>> without bids. That would totally eliminate sniping.
>>>   ...along with half the customer base.
>> just like yahoo, right ? :-)
>   Yahoo != eBay.

I was referring to yahoo losing customer base for it's auctions possibly
being because of antisniping changes.... of which if eBay did the comment
was they would lose half of their customer base...

Yahoo !!!!==== eBay.  Yahoo/32767 != eBay  sqrt(Yahoo) != eBay...

I might not like eBay's fees and some of their policies, but they are
the best game going... and they have the buyers and sellers.  Unseating
their dominance would take a lot of time, talent, and money.

Yahoo couldn't do it... then they changed their policies, fees, system, etc
and made sure they could NEVER do it.

-- Curt

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Curtis Wilbar
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