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Subject:  Re: New to the fool and my first purchase Date:  7/7/2006  10:34 AM
Author:  Fuma102 Number:  1362 of 7325

Gary,

First off, cool user name! second, cheers to you for serving our country!



As for eBay, funny you mention it - I was considering trying to start a round table discussion on them. It seems as though the internet / technology arena is not big enough for everyone...

see the recent fool article. (http://www.fool.com/News/mft/2006/mft06070702.htm?ref=foolwatch)

or the fact that the paypal CEO walked away. (http://biz.yahoo.com/ap/060706/ebay_s_paypal_troubles.html?.v=10)



color me concerned about their high-flying advertising (im sure most people have seen the "it" commercials on TV, or googled something and an ebay ad came up)... I see skype as a potential winner. i think the past has demonstrated that its hard to win in a cut throat business. im guessing its realitively easier to produce a cheaper skype alternative. margins wont stay juicy. skype does not have a large moat, as I see it.


do i think ebay is attractive at current prices? kinda. am i comfortable owning shares of a company in what is becoming a cutthroat business? not 100%. put ebay in my shopping cart. but dont take me to the checkout counter yet.

thoughts?

-pat
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