Re: your mail

Tom Whore (
Sun, 13 Dec 1998 23:47:21 -0800 (PST)

On Sun, 13 Dec 1998, Rasheed Baqai wrote:

> The buzz about online auctions and the companies who provide the action
> has never convinced me that it would be something I would be interested
> in using. I've always known the reason - buying something from someone I
> didn't talk to in person. So, I've been curious how these companies make
> sure that the auctions are legit...well, perhaps here's a peak of what's
> to come.

Ebay does not SELL or BUY anything. They are the Matching Protocal by
which buy and sell agents travers thru. It is clearly stated in the
memberish statement right up front.

Thus ebay would be held no more liable for a bad seell as an ISP is for a
post made by a user on usenet.