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Sell-through Rates in Auctions

Posted: Mon Jan 29, 2007 6:53 pm Post subject: Sell-through-rates Folks, As you know, historically our STR has been abysmally low. We charged so little for the auctions that we did not feel too...
Patrick Byrne
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Stormy, Meghan, and Auctions

Posted: Mon Jan 22, 2007 10:34 pm Post subject: Stormy, Meghan, and Auctions Hi folks. I got a bunch of calls in the last couple days about Stormy, why she rolled off auctions, did...
Patrick Byrne
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Post Made When We Ended Subscription Plans

Posted: Fri Dec 29, 2006 8:11 pm Post subject: Meghan and I Just Sent This: Subscription Plans Are Ending Greetings Sellers, We recently informed you that subscription plans 5-10 will expire on December 31,...
Patrick Byrne
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An Article on Bollywood

Posted: Sat Dec 23, 2006 8:34 pm Post subject: Interesting article http://www.forbes.com/business/2006/12/20/bollywood-hottest-films-biz-cx_lm_1219bollywood.html I am a fan myself.
Patrick Byrne
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On The Roll-out of Cars

Posted: Sat Dec 23, 2006 6:00 pm Post subject: Cars Hi. We just rollled out our new cars tab. It is in Beta, so be prepared for little glitches. Still, tell me what you...
Patrick Byrne
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Decision on Make It Mine, and more advice sought

Posted: Wed Dec 06, 2006 8:20 pm Post subject: Decision on Make It Mine, and more advice sought Hi Folks, We’ve read your responses. If you go through them yourselves, you will see that...
Patrick Byrne
1 min read

A Letter I Wrote to the Auction Message Board When they Got Rude to My Colleagues

Posted: Sun Dec 03, 2006 11:27 am Post subject: Another Open Letter to Put the Week Behind Us & Seek Adv Hi all. Thanks to all (even the people with whom I was squabbling)...
Patrick Byrne
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Open Letter to Abusive Auctions Posters

Posted: Wed Nov 29, 2006 3:12 pm Post subject: Open Letter to the Abusive Posters Here To the Vituperative Posters Among Our Auction Sellers, I’ve spent the day catching up on your outrage. I...
Patrick Byrne
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On the Passing of My Friend, Milton Friedman

Posted: Wed Nov 29, 2006 11:40 am Post subject: Dr. Milton Friedman Hello. Someone once asked George Schultz, “Who was the most important leader you ever met?” Schultz’s answer ran like this: Of all...
Patrick Byrne
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Give our Giftfinder a try at overstock.com/giftfinder

Posted: Thu Nov 16, 2006 3:18 pm Post subject: Give our giftfinder a try at overstock.com/giftfinder Hi folks. This morning we launched our giftfinder. It is supposed to allow you to make your holiday...
Patrick Byrne
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