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Yahoo to shut down its online auction site

Yahoo is closing the doors on its online auction site

   
4:39 pm on May 10, 2007 (gmt 0)

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yahoo has an online auction site? :)

[edited by: iFixSolutions at 4:40 pm (utc) on May 10, 2007]

4:59 pm on May 10, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Heck, from my several tests of EBAY over the years, I wouldn't be totally surprised if they shut it down one day too. LOL
7:03 am on May 13, 2007 (gmt 0)

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are they really shutting down yahoo auctions?
7:32 am on May 13, 2007 (gmt 0)

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eBay is more dominant in their space than google...
8:37 am on May 13, 2007 (gmt 0)

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It's the US auction site that is closing.

Some others have already closed - but some are not closing ... yet.

Yahoo!'s auction busineess model was doomed to failure; they had no listing fees, which guaranteed them loads of rubbish being listed, and buyers getting bored trying to find decent stuff.

The rumour is that they kept going simply for the referrals to other Yahoo! services ... then realised they were just getting a handful of people too tight to spend 20 cents on ebay listings; not an ideal recruiting ground for big spenders ;)

7:29 pm on May 14, 2007 (gmt 0)

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To be honest I thought they had already shut it down