I’ve been known to unload a few things on eBay, and I’ve always loved doing it because of the strategy. You can easily sell stuff, but to sell it well (by making the most money for the lowest auction costs) … is a whole ‘nother story. I’d always thought it would be cool to give a creative thinking class an assignment to sell some stuff on eBay. Anything they like. The trick, and most interesting aspect of the assignment, would be figuring out how to build their auction so that its most effective (high selling price, good viewership, and of course, the most profit possible).

Apparently, a professor already did something similar. I read this nice businessweek article about the entrepreneurial spirit and the influence of eBay.

The ebay school of business


Leave a comment

Filed under business, money

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s