“EBay has given corporate dropouts a new way to balance work and family
For many high-powered women who put ‘former’ in front of their titles to stop out and stay at home with their kids, selling stuff on eBay often starts as a dalliance, a means of purging closets of never-worn mistakes and stripping the guilt from all those forays to Filene’s Basement (RVI ) and the ever-seductive Prada and Gucci (GUC ) outlets. By picking up an extra pocketbook here, a pair of thrift-store-priced stilettos there, these moms in turn flip the items on eBay — essentially shopping their way to earnings. ”
– Ebay makes its success by allowing others to be successful. The same applies to Amazon and Google. It is the true key to their success. It’s not what they sell but how they sell it. -ed.