Clearly, Yahoo has thrown in the towel when it comes to fighting eBay in the auction space, Instead, the company recently partnered up even more closely with eBay through a deal on eBay checkout.
Here is the timeline of events:
- Last day to list an item: June 3, 2007
- Listings will not auto re-submit after June 3, 2007. (This could mean that your listings may not be submitted 5 times)
- Last day to Bid/Buy: June 16, 2007
- Last day to access remaining site tools such as My Account: October 29, 2007
Yahoo bangs gavel down on auction sites from News.com has analysis commentary from Steve Weinstein saying:
The site didn’t seem to get much traction. And they do have a good working relationship with eBay now…Given that it wasn’t really doing much for Yahoo it makes sense for them to focus on other areas.
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