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Post Posted: Tue Jan 22, 2008 7:25 pm 
 

... and you forgot the point that mike is going to get trounced at GenCon by the Teenage Mutant Ninja Shrews :)

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Post Posted: Wed Jan 23, 2008 8:06 am 
 

Oh, yes, and that.

You should consider publishing that adventure.

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Post Posted: Wed Jan 23, 2008 5:57 pm 
 

Looks like Meg Bitchman is on the way out:

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080123/ap_ ... earns_ebay


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Post Posted: Wed Jan 23, 2008 6:31 pm 
 

Deadlord39 wrote:Looks like Meg Bitchman is on the way out:

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080123/ap_ ... earns_ebay


Her purchase of Skype for $2.6 billion will probably go down as one of the biggest business blunders of this decade.  I hope the new guy at top will be more innovative, fix the product categories to be more accurate and reflective of niche pursuits, more search options, and stop nickel and diming sellers with fees for things that should be free such as a gallery picture that helps both buyer and seller.  But I wouldn't bet on it... C'mon Google, give us a worthy alternative...

  


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Post Posted: Wed Jan 23, 2008 6:57 pm 
 

The expected new guy is supposedly hand picked/groomed by Whitman, so I really wouldn't count on it.


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Post Posted: Wed Jan 23, 2008 10:20 pm 
 

He's been cleaning her carpet for years; don't expect much. However....




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I was feeling a bit mean, what with the full moon and all. Anyone want to lay bets that eBay pulls it because of the amended description?


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Post Posted: Wed Jan 23, 2008 11:03 pm 
 

Yeah, I hate being megged or couged...
I hope these neologisms catch on...  :wink:

  

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Post Posted: Wed Jan 23, 2008 11:53 pm 
 

VermilionFire wrote:
Her purchase of Skype for $2.6 billion will probably go down as one of the biggest business blunders of this decade.  I hope the new guy at top will be more innovative, fix the product categories to be more accurate and reflective of niche pursuits, more search options, and stop nickel and diming sellers with fees for things that should be free such as a gallery picture that helps both buyer and seller.  But I wouldn't bet on it... C'mon Google, give us a worthy alternative...


Shareholders are partying...Meg has driven the company into the ground the last couple years, look at stock prices, customer satisfaction, and customer retention (all negs).  

The biggest plus is a rollback on listing fees...which seems to be in the cards for later on in the year.  Wall Street Journal recently had an article on the falling of Ebay stock, and listed the raising of the cost burden on the seller (both higher fees and higher percentage from sold items) as being a huge factor.  I do hope they follow through...

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Post Posted: Thu Jan 24, 2008 12:04 am 
 

I'm all for smaller fees, especially as I'm a pretty small fish in the eBay sea. I'm one of those sellers that makes quite a few sales of $6 or $7 or less, so fees really eat into my bottom line.

The Yahoo article, though, mentions reduced listing fees but increased final-value fees. I wonder if it will all turn out to be a wash?

(Actually, it should be noted that the author was careful to point out that the final word on all this is yet to come).

Final note: Meg W. never did much for me, either, especially these last 2-3 years. She seemed utterly oblivious to the fact that the company had completely lost its focus. But, man, did you see the "billionaire" part? Talk about right place/right time ...

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Post Posted: Thu Jan 24, 2008 12:58 am 
 

Nice to se Bclarkie-it-now is still out here!



http://offer.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dl ... 0185621899



1 minute and 8 seconds 8O


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Post Posted: Thu Jan 24, 2008 8:55 am 
 

I don't suppose I could patent those phrases?


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Post Posted: Thu Jan 24, 2008 9:13 am 
 

gyg wrote:Nice to se Bclarkie-it-now is still out here!

http://offer.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dl ... 0185621899

1 minute and 8 seconds 8O




He's slowing down...


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Post Posted: Thu Jan 24, 2008 12:27 pm 
 

a most impressive snap-up time though!

wow!  8O



  


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Post Posted: Mon Jan 28, 2008 6:09 pm 
 

Not exactly original, but this might help your Cowboys blues this weekend:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K2triiYXSY8

  

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Post Posted: Tue Jan 29, 2008 6:57 am 
 

Sea-to-sky-games wrote:Not exactly original, but this might help your Cowboys blues this weekend:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K2triiYXSY8


:lol: That was good.

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Post Posted: Fri Feb 01, 2008 4:18 am 
 

Oh my God! Watch out Mike!  Al was not making this stuff up...

Rabbit-sized 'shrew' discovered
http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn1 ... ered-.html

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The Latin designation is Rhynchocyon udzungwensis; however, I propose a write-in campaign by the Acaeum members to help the biologist find a more suitable name.  

Perhaps where it was first sited

Tegeloi Manorus

or maybe its first victim

BadMikeus Scaredus Shitus

or better yet in honor of its discoverer

Horriblus Shrewus KillJoyous

Just a thought.

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Post Posted: Fri Feb 01, 2008 5:15 am 
 

:lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :D

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Post Posted: Fri Feb 01, 2008 9:03 am 
 

Earlier in the year, my dad told everybody that if the Giants made it to the Superbowl he was going to buy one of those giant big screen TVs.

Of course, we all thought he was kidding.  He's not the kind of "impulse" type guy to do this sort of thing.  

It was delivered to his house yesterday.   :D

  

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Post Posted: Fri Feb 01, 2008 10:07 am 
 

Wow, you have to admire a man who keeps his promises! It's a shame he has to watch them lose on it, but at least there's next season. Football is a hundred times better on a widescreen HDTV.


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Post Posted: Fri Feb 01, 2008 10:13 am 
 

Deadlord39 wrote:Wow, you have to admire a man who keeps his promises! It's a shame he has to watch them lose on it, but at least there's next season. Football is a hundred times better on a widescreen HDTV.


10 roads victories straight...... 3 in the playoffs.
In week 17, they held NE to a late sighing victory, wherein the game was not decided till the very last play of the game.
I would not count the NY Giants as losers just yet.


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