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Equilibrium Price Point eBay Innovations 1 Running head: EBAY INNOVATIONS eBay Innovations Team A DeVry University eBay Innovations 2
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Introduction What Do Online Auctions Have to Offer? There are numerous successful online auction venues. Consumers buy, sell, and trade items ranging from rare collectibles to daily essentials on hundreds of online auction sites. Virtually everything imaginable can be procured through internet auctions, and the savings are substantial. One online auction and a technology leader in this field is eBay. Today, eBay still dominates the online auction area by becoming the world's largest online marketplace, hosting more than 100,000 auctions daily in 315 categories. With more than 40 million bids placed on eBay since its inception. Bidding on an internet auction is as simple as surfing the web. Buyers register at an auction site and begin browsing for merchandise. Once you find what you are looking for, you place a bid and monitor the bidding action with just a few clicks of your mouse. eBay allows you to transfer payments through PayPal - a safe, easy-to-use online payment system. Personal credit card or banking information stays private as PayPal ensures it is never shared with sellers or online auctions sites directly. More than 10 years after eBay's tentative first steps, today's online auction offers a world of possibilities. From a one-of-a-kind Babe Ruth game used baseball bat to an everyday household cleaner, more and more consumers are choosing online auctions for simplified shopping, superior selection, and premium savings on all their purchases. Gutierrez 3 History of E-Bay
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We all imagine being a successful doctor, lawyer, or a professional football player for the Dallas Cowboys and Omidyar as a kid had the passion for technology and aggressiveness of a businessman. Omidyar is one of a kind when it comes to exceeding more and beyond of the over achievers of the business world. Pierre M. Omidyar's from Paris, born in 1967. He was only six when his parents and he immigrated to the United States. Living around Washington D.C., he was an American boy who had a fascination with computers. During his middle school years in the 7 th grade he would sneak out of gym class to go to an unlocked closet where there was a cheap Radio Shack TRS-80 that his teacher would let him use and during all those days, he taught himself how to program in BASIC. Omidyar graduated high school to an Apple II, and he was programming in PASCAL, a step up from BASIC. He used his skills to get his first paying job at his high school library, to computerizing the library cards catalog for six dollars an hour. Omidyar was your typical genius high school nerd (Cohen 2002, p. 16). Omidyar went to Tufts University in the mid-1980s, where he majored in computer
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