Did you catch the new eBay
"Do it eBay" is the new slogan, and, like Sinatra, it's hard to argue with the way eBay is doing things -- its successful track record speaks for itself. Two weeks ago, the company provided yet another upbeat outlook.
Keep in mind that eBay is an online freak of nature. It's like a 300-pound linebacker running a 40-yard dash in 4.3 seconds. The company, with just over a billion in revenue over the past year, is still growing its listings by 48% this quarter. That percentage is on top of both a higher fee structure than last year's and new money-making enhancements, such as allowing sellers to reach under-bidders with second-chance offers.
While other e-tailing bellwethers, such as Amazon
With eBay holding true to its aged prediction of achieving $3 billion in revenue by 2005, maybe "My Way" wasn't the best Sinatra cut to butcher. The "New York, New York" references to "king of the hill, top of the heap" are far more appropriate. Even Nancy Sinatra's boots are worth mentioning, since the online auctioneer's been walking all over detractors for nearly six years of its publicly traded life.