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Yahoo! US Auction sites are retiring.

Colin Colehour [PersonRank 10]

Thursday, May 10, 2007
12 years ago3,273 views


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Yahoo! is closing their North American auction site on June 16th. This is not a world wide closure of their auction sites. Their world wide auction sites will still stay open.

"Yahoo attracted less than 0.2 percent of the U.S. traffic to auction sites during the week ended May 5 compared with nearly 85 percent for the longtime market leader eBay Inc., according to Hitwise."

With profits down, it seems that Yahoo! is finally shutting down some of its services. They announced recently that they will be shutting down Yahoo! Photos this year.

news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070509/a ...

ZZ [PersonRank 3]

12 years ago #

That is the right thing to do. They are in too many places without really any focus.

If I were the CEO, I would make a list of all their properties and arrange them by traffic of yahoo members and shut down the bottom 25% of services.

James Xuan [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

I had never even heard of Yahoo Auction

Conor Cleary [PersonRank 8]

12 years ago #

haha... yahoo closin its doors one by one...

James Xuan [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Right before it opens Yahoo Google its new service. Search Google from the comfort of the Yahoo homepage. Then 3 months later... Yahoo Google now Integrated into normal Yahoo search!

Conor Cleary [PersonRank 8]

12 years ago #

whilst AOL copies Yahoo! Google lol

James Xuan [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Yeah! Can you imagine. or " Emerging european search engine Exalead aquires Google after funding from Microhoo and French president Jack Chirac. Moments Later Exalead Aquired by Microhoo thus MSN is now called Windows Live Microoglehoolead Search."

Conor Cleary [PersonRank 8]

12 years ago #

Chiraque is retiring to a busy Parisian street :P Sarkozy is the new puddin' lol
but i like the Microoglehoolead Search

James Xuan [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Yes well

site:ibm.com [PersonRank 1]

12 years ago #

Where are google auctions?

James Xuan [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

They don't have any. You can search for products at products.google.com or base.google.com

James Xuan [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

That should be google.com/products

Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Where are google auctions?

They have some auctions here:
adwords.google.com/select/Logi ...

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