With all the recent "beneficial" changes eBay has been making, driving
the power sellers away, I think the only reason they`re still doing so
well is that there isn`t any competition. That strikes me odd, given
that the entire application was written over one weekend. I`m guessing
there`s some sort of copyright on the "Look and Feel" user interface?
All in all, with eBay still being a household name, for the moment,
they can continue to represent one of the most astounding examples of
bad management. However, it shouldn`t take too long before the Open
Source community, maybe with the shareware community, comes up with a
Google just isn`t doing it, and Amazon is maybe too restrictive. Nobody
else has captured the imagination of everyday people wanting a flea
market, but it`ll come soon enough.