that seemed back then!) I actually drew away not because of eBay but because of PayPal; but as I was doing product sourcing for Overstock.com when they were in the process of setting up their auction site I thought I'd go over there. It's a shame that Overstock Auctions has not taken off, but I think that the real future -- the way to really take competition to eBay -- is to go after all the niches that they have cut off. I currently own three small auction sites that cater to niches which eBay has either banned or heavily restricted. They don't do much mentionable volume but every time there's a bad press item on eBay the traffic jumps at all three.
Even setting aside eBay policy, it is amazing to me that it is all but impossible to find specific sellers, even when one of those sellers moves $8 million+ a year through eBay.
PS. Sorry if the original subject line offended.
In the last two years i have tried and tried to sell on ebay and haven't made much.
I hear from other people that
Google checkout is very good and safe.
Also i hear of a site, ibid i think its called.
Anybody hear of this ?