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To get more to the root of your concern, it seems you feel Ebay isn’t doing enough to drive traffic. To answer that keep in mind that Alexa currently ranks them at 23. http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/ebay.com
In other words only 22 websites in the entire world are more visited. Most of the top 22 above Ebay are Google properties and Yahoo/Microsoft properties. All in all, being ranked 23rd in the world means they are receiving vast amounts of visits daily.
Amazon is number 10 and they do exactly what ebay do
am i right ?
I don't know numbers, but in my opinion Amazon is a different monster than E-Bay. I use Amazon when I look for common items and here for collectables. Also they don't do auctions just straight sales. Yes, you can choose a price level, but you can't make the price higher for a different person (hence bidding).