The World of eBay and Online Auctions: I’m interviewed by AuctionBytes!

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 (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.

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