Hot air??? This stock has ALWAYS been VERY strong, but they don't make that much money, and their business model, while it does actually work (unlike Amazon), doesn't seem to have any room to expand...half.com is nice, but I just don't see it becoming a place where people spend alot of money. It's the kind of place you go when you don't have $$$ to buy new books and discs. Personally, I think EBAY sucks, and I've always attributed the stock's strength to the fact that they are probably the only big online company that made ANY money at all. My experience with ebay has been that it is too much of a pain to buy and sell, unless you are a merchant and are trying to unload non-distributed merchandise (i.e. aftermarket second-hand stuff, like if you went to the enron auction, got a bunch of stuff real cheap, and then unloaded it on ebay so you wouldn't have to pay income tax on it; or if you found some stuff in the attic that was worth more than you could get at a garage sale, but not enough to sell back to a real store). So what do we all think about EBAY??? Will the company collapse, and someone will dig up this thread a year later (like with WCOM) and be like "wow, bung, that was some prediction!" OR, will it always be slightly stronger than the market like it's always done?? PS - I don't have any positions in the stock or its derivatives, nor have I traded it at all in several months.