It has been all over the news, but here is an article form the man's hometown paper about the man and his collection http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/08051/858...
and here is the listing http://cgi.ebay.com/The-Worlds-Greatest-...
sorry about the short notice, but we thought the actual buyers would be very limited and probably from overseas where the dollar is weak. It is starting at 3 million but valued at 40-50 million!
Actually, he had NOT heard about the strike. Part of his comment about the strike was " I don't know what the issues surrounding to boycott are, but I believe boycotts end up doing little more than irritating people peacefully trying to do business. In a free market, businesses succeed or fail one customer at a time. If you're unhappy with eBay, take your business elsewhere, but don't ask me to financially support your decision."
The fellow actually listing this has a great temperament even though the questions he is answering are a bit provoking at times. I am also amazed at how many he has, 89 to date, and it ends tomorrow.
Even more amazing is the hit counter. Almost 169,928 unique visitors to the listing when I started writing this. It is now 161,877!
Yup, this boycott has eBay on the ropes. I understand and share some of the concerns about recent changes, but leaving a trading platform that has almost 250 million for sites that have under 1 million just does not make economic sense to me.
Developing your own site makes sense, but still use the eBay exposure, impact and sheer size to market your web site.