Ok so maybe we are at a stalemate...but how is Google so much more reputable - I mean they are making a buck any way they can these days (I have no problem with this and have run an Adwords campaign since they began running them). Does anybody know the revenue comparisons for the 2 companies? I tend to view "reputation" based on what they've achieved in their respective field. Certainly Google and Ebay are 2 of the powerhouses of the net, I just don't see how one is inherently better or more prestigious than the other. They are different animals - but surely Google would love a piece of the Ebay action. There are quite a few auction sites that have failed miserably in recent years, as well as auction portions of mainstream retailers, mainly in the computer field. Ebay blew them all out of the water. From a business person's perspective it's a bit like Microsoft's slogan...but more like "what are you gonna do for me today?"