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Guess he did not hear about the eBay strike. 3 million dollar record collection

Posted Wednesday, February 20, 2008, at 8:35 AM

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.

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Steve Mills and his wife have one daughter. They previously owned two coffee/ice cream shops, currently operate an internet sales company and teach classes, but his primary job involves the paper industry worldwide. Hobbies and interests lie in gardening, photography, recorded music and of course, their pets.