Is this the beginning of the end for Ebay?

"Auction site's popularity begins to wane"

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eBay Angers Sellers
 
According to an article from the NY Times, it appears that the honeymoon is over for eBay. I'm sure that many of you who have purchased off eBay remember the days where you could really grab a bargain or two from the auction site. Unfortunately, it appears that the new 'norm' of fixed price listings is set to increase substantially.
 
The golden era of the small seller on eBay, hawking gewgaws and knickknacks from the basement or garage, is coming to a noisy and ignominious end.

Consumers appear to be tiring of online auctions, and rivals like Amazon.com are attracting more shoppers with fixed-price listings, while eBay has been struggling for growth.
 
EBay has clearly demonstrated its intentions for where it wants to be by striking a deal with Buy.com.
 
To shift toward that model, eBay has struck a deal with the Web retailer Buy.com that allows the company to sell millions of books, DVDs, electronics and other items on eBay without paying the full complement of eBay fees.

The deal with Buy.com has added over five million fixed-price listings to eBay.com since the beginning of the year — for items from Xbox 360 video game consoles to Weber grills.
 
The new direction has clearly angered eBay's faithful small businesses, as it stands to hurt those who sell in those categories. If you also factor into the equation eBay's 'no negative feedback for sellers' policy, then they may be seeing a mass exodus in the short term.
 
How do you see these events effecting eBay's longevity?
 
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11-07-2008, 05:00:17

PP Mguire
750/1050/1750
Core/Mem/Shader

XFX 8800GS Alpha Dog with stock cooler.
55c Idle 75c load

[IMG]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v701/pp_mguire/Cars%20and%20PCs/8800GSoc.jpg[/IMG]
http://www.techpowerup.com/gpuz/hqvmu/

15-07-2008, 08:09:03

jokers_greg
Well done man, that's pretty good for a stock cooler! If you can find a really god deal on an aftermarket cooler, (one of the best would the a TR HR-03) you'll see some really good clocks!

15-07-2008, 08:51:31

Rastalovich
Great clock.

I got my XFX GT up to 745 for some benching... once or twice.. then it cried going around 710. Same story with the memory clock.

Love to know if u can maintain it.

15-07-2008, 16:01:36

PP Mguire

Well done man, that's pretty good for a stock cooler! If you can find a really god deal on an aftermarket cooler, (one of the best would the a TR HR-03) you'll see some really good clocks!

I already have a VF900 waiting for it. I just have to be able to get it first (at a friends new in box)

Love to know if u can maintain it.


So far so good. Havent gone above 75c load. Even with folding on it 24/7.

19-07-2008, 05:00:09

PP Mguire
Ok i wanna go further and be more stable. I went and got my VF900 so it will be fine.

Who knows of a way to volt mod this little beast?

25-08-2008, 13:23:02

GavX
Impressive clock there as said, as for volt modding, your crazy :D I am sure google has some guides, but I have heard many a tale of cards being volt modded and joiningthehre brethren in Silicon Heaven

31-08-2008, 13:30:43

PP Mguire
My Asus and XFX 7950GT was both volt modded when i SLId them. The XFX cards DVI ports died (according to XFX) and the Asus is still going strong. I use XFX because of the warranty so im ok with my cards dieing :D
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