It’s all coming into view for me. Before PayPal, eBay transactions took weeks, for a check to be delivered via snail mail, and wait then for the item to be snail mailed back. PayPal cut one of those postal pains by allowing an instantaneous money transfer. eBay should have done something like that themselves. Instead of kicking their own backsides, they decided to investigate the next best thing, Skype. Instead of emailing questions to sellers and waiting for their response, is just calling them up and chatting VoIP style.
eBay probably saw a bit more potential in Skype than a better auction site, but I’d like to call and make sure that Britteny Spears really did take a bite of that $12,598.78 piece of toast I just bid on.