EBay Posts Significant Profit Increase

Posted: Apr 17 2008, 10:53am CDT | by , Updated: Aug 11 2010, 7:28am CDT, in News | Other Stuff


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Auction site eBay took a PR beating over its price increases that it attempted to hide inside of supposed discounts on the front end. The net difference of the changes was a significant operating expense increase to sellers, resulting in boycotts by some sellers on the site.

Despite the bad press and the boycotts eBay posted its financial and showed a 22% increase in quarterly profits compared to last year. The Guardian reports that listings increased by 10%. Net profit for eBay was $459.7 million and sales totaled $2.19 billion.

Many eBay users pay the fees because they must if they want to sell online. There is simply no alternative. Someday a viable alternative to eBay will show up and eBay will reap what it sows.

Via The Guardian

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