Corporate America’s New Outlet Mall
If you’re not yet using Ebay to shop, it may be time. According to article in April 2004 issue of Business 2.0, “big companies are lining up at Ebay’s front door to offload everything from home theatres to the kitchen sink.” That ultimately means better deals for us all. In the interest of full disclosure, I should say that I own Ebay stock so it’s good to hear about this new market. But I’ve also been an avid buyer/seller since October 1998. In fact, this weekend, the 9-piece dining room set I purchased on Ebay some months ago will finally be delivered. If I had purchased at an antique shop here in Chicago, I know it would have cost me 4X what I paid for it. So while somewhat risky to buy furniture sight unseen, it was a deal well worth the risk. Thanks Ebay!