Barbecue (alt.food.barbecue) Discuss barbecue and grilling--southern style "low and slow" smoking of ribs, shoulders and briskets, as well as direct heat grilling of everything from burgers to salmon to vegetables.

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Well, IMHO their fees are pretty high, and they are raking in billions
for little more than running a big website.


All they do is run a web site?

FYI,.they employ 13,200 people.


Seriously? Dang, considering they don't have a phone number, that's pretty
big. Well, I have to go start another sale...got a pile of old Heathkit
crap...uhhhh, I mean classic electronics gear... to unload.

-John O



Yep. http://investor.ebay.com/faq.cfm

You can call if you want to invest
For general investor information, or to request printed materials, please
call our toll-free investor line: 1-866-696-eBay (3229)

Other info
eBay Headquarters:

eBay Inc.
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San Jose, California 95125

PayPal Headquarters:

eBay Park North
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When someone says "all they do is run a web site" it irritates me. Sure,
they are in business to make money, but they also have a lot of costs, a
huge payroll, rent, taxes, employee benefits, utility bills, etc. This
certainly is not run by a kid with a computer in the bedroom.

Same with most businesses. Where I work I often take visitors into the
plant and warehouse. They see our inventory and make comments like "wow,
you guys must make a lot of money". I ask them what they think our gas and
electric bills are. They guess that electric is $500 and gas is maybe
$1000. In reality, electric is $20,000 and gas is $25000 in summer, $30,000
in winter.



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Edwin Pawlowski wrote:

Same with most businesses. Where I work I often take visitors into the
plant and warehouse. They see our inventory and make comments like "wow,
you guys must make a lot of money".


Businesses that don't make money don't last. It's simple
economic physics.

I ask them what they think our gas and
electric bills are. They guess that electric is $500 and gas is maybe
$1000. In reality, electric is $20,000 and gas is $25000 in summer, $30,000


.... and there's the harsh side of running a business that's also
part of simple economic physics.

Every time I hear someone gripe about businesses making money, I
just have to bite my lip rather than waste my time trying to explain
the simplest, most obvious economics (that they seem to fail to teach
us in grade school).

The USSR tried socialism for decades. They went out of business.
It is just economic physics, little different than the law of gravity.
The only problem is that the consequences differ.

Dana
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"JohnO" wrote in message
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"Edwin Pawlowski" wrote in message
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"JohnO" wrote in message

Well, IMHO their fees are pretty high, and they are raking in billions
for little more than running a big website.

All they do is run a web site?

FYI,.they employ 13,200 people.


Seriously? Dang, considering they don't have a phone number,
-John O



Yep. http://investor.ebay.com/faq.cfm

You can call if you want to invest
For general investor information, or to request printed material

When someone says "all they do is run a web site" it irritates me. Sure,
they are in business to make money, but they also have a lot of costs, a
huge payroll, rent, taxes, employee benefits, utility bills, etc. This
certainly is not run by a kid with a computer in the bedroom.

Same with most businesses. Where I work I often take visitors into the
plant and warehouse. They see our inventory and make comments like "wow,
you guys must make a lot of money". I ask them what they think our gas and
electric bills are. They guess that electric is $500 and gas is maybe
$1000. In reality, electric is $20,000 and gas is $25000 in summer, $30,000
in winter.

I gather you have got yourselves up and running OK now, Ed?

BTW, how much is that in 'real money'? ;o)
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I gather you have got yourselves up and running OK now, Ed?

BTW, how much is that in 'real money'? ;o)


Not yet, probably late December. Cost will be over $2,000,000


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On Mon, 22 Oct 2007 21:14:54 -0400, "Edwin Pawlowski"
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"Harry Demidavicius" wrote in message

I gather you have got yourselves up and running OK now, Ed?

BTW, how much is that in 'real money'? ;o)


Not yet, probably late December. Cost will be over $2,000,000

I hope you have 'loss of profits ' coverage [don't answer that, eh - I
expect you do - but it must be getting pretty lame by now], Ed.

Harry


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