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***A Message from Bill Cobb***

June 01, 2005 | 03:00PM PST/PT

To Our Community:

I'm excited to let you know that eBay plans to acquire (, a leader in online comparison shopping and consumer reviews.

Many of you have been evolving your businesses on the Internet and we want to continue to help you succeed. We also recognize that more eBay sellers are starting to have success with in-season products. This acquisition will give you, our sellers, a new sales channel and access to a new set of buyers. Shopping on will be enhanced by the addition of eBay's listings to the product selection already available on the site. also provides consumer-generated product and merchant reviews on Epinions ( We've been hearing from eBay buyers that product reviews would help you make better buying decisions. Epinions is complementary to eBay's community-driven marketplace; there are currently more than a million consumer product reviews available to Epinions and users.

As you may know, the acquisition is subject to regulatory and shareholder approvals. We expect our acquisition of to close in the third quarter of 2005. We will work with the team to refine plans as the deal closes. We'll make sure to keep you informed. Stay tuned!


Bill Cobb

President, eBay North America

[Bill Cobb President, eBay North America]

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