stace - 11:01 pm on Jun 17, 2003 (gmt 0)
The idea that Ebay is just used stuff or the "bottom of the barrel" is way off the mark. Tons of companies use Ebay as a sales venue for the same stuff they also sell through regular retail outlets. IBM even has an Ebay store. Just like airline tickets, most retail products are sold according to what people are willing to pay in that particular market. Ebay is a bucketshop for stuff in the way that Priceline is one for airline tix.