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Re: Pierre, Pez Dispensers and Public Relations
Posted by: Keith Regan 2002-08-29 03:49:11
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EBay, as the legend goes, became a billion-dollar global powerhouse after beginning its
life as a place where Pierre Omidyar's wife could sell and buy Pez dispensers. It's a
great story. And, as you no doubt know by now, it's not true. It was the fabrication of
a public relations whiz who won an award for spreading the story. But is there really
any harm in bending the truth into a good yarn, especially if it's the kind of
rags-to-riches success story everyone wants to hear?

Re: Pierre, Pez Dispensers and Public Relations
Posted by: pipsqueek 2003-02-26 21:30:19 In reply to: Keith Regan
What a crock this eBay is
Why doesn't somebody read the discuss new features on eBay to find out what really is going on!!!
The disgusting way they treat their sellers.
The people that pay the bills is the SELLER
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