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Going, Going, Gone: Who Killed the Internet Auction?
Re: Nancy F. Koehn
And because of what Nancy Koehn, a business historian at Harvard, calls "the imperialism of search engines," sellers no longer need an eBay listing to get their products in front of customers. "In the late '90s, if you wanted a very unusual, hard-to-find item—like, say, a 17-inch Passier saddle—eBay was the one place you'd look," Koehn says. "These days, you'd never think of starting there.