OPINION: Is eBay an opportunity or a curse?

ToyNews' editor on eBay and how it affects the industry.
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I have a confession. I’ve never bought anything on eBay.

I don’t have the patience to cope with the bidding system, to search for a bargain or to go through the rigmarole of delivery or collection.

For the toy industry though, eBay is both an opportunity and a potential curse. On one hand, it’s great for dealers to shift overstocks and act as another revenue stream, but on the other it encourages ‘backroom businesses’ which - some believe - could ultimately harm the trade.

Read the full comment from ToyNews' editor here.

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