My thanks to the fine folk at AuctionBytes for their extensive and thoughtful interview. If you aren’t aware, I’ve been involved with the online auction industry for quite a few years and one of my first startups was an eBay auction tracking service called iTrack.com (since sold to another firm). You can read the interview on their Web site: AuctionBytes Industry Profile: Dave Taylor.
If you have a few minutes, I think you’ll find it an interesting read. Here’s just an excerpt to whet your appetite:
AuctionBytes: How did you discover online auctions and how did you become involved in them?
Dave Taylor: Actually a friend of my wife’s said, “have you ever gone to this place called eBay?” and I said “I have no idea what you’re talking about, what’s eBay?” So she said, “just go check it out: e-b-a-y dot com.” And of course I said ok, and I went there and it was just like WOW, this is an amazing site!
AuctionBytes: Do you remember what year that was?
Dave Taylor: That would have been early in 1999…
You can read the complete interview by going to AuctionBytes Industry Profile: Dave Taylor.