It's been a rough week for eBay
If eBay does retreat, it wouldn't be the first time. The company bowed out of Japan after Yahoo!
There is an investing lesson here for stateside investors who make the flawed assumption that if something works here, it can be easily ported elsewhere. Sometimes you need to check your patriotic zeal at the door. Just ask Wal-Mart
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From retail to online gaming, China is proving to be a tough market to crack for cocky outsiders who figured breaking into the world's most populous region would be a cakewalk.
As eBay is letting us all know, that is simply not the case. Even if the article proves bogus and all we have confirmed is a defection at the top, this can't be the way eBay scripted this.
At the other end of the world, a "Buy It Now" button is gradually morphing into a "Sell It Now" headstone.
Longtime Fool contributor Rick Munarriz wouldn't mind brushing up on his Mandarin, especially given the booming economy in a country that is 1.3 billion residents strong. He is also part of the Rule Breakers newsletter research team, seeking out tomorrow's ultimate growth stocks a day early. Rick does not own shares in any of the companies in this story. T he Fool has a disclosure policy.