IDEAS home Printed from
   My bibliography  Save this paper

The International Reach Of Ebay For U.S. Buyers


  • Jannett Highfill

    (Bradley University)

  • Kevin O'Brien

    (Bradley University)


Data was collected from the U.S. eBay site for the categories of animation art and Steiff teddy bears. It was found that U.S. consumers bought items from sellers in 13 countries whereas slightly over 20% of sellers were not in the U.S. In general the outcomes of the auctions (final price, number of bids, and whether the item sold or not) were not affected by the country of the seller. For Steiff teddy bears, auctions by sellers from Germany and Austria had more bids (as compared to U.S. sellers) and for Germany there was also an increase in the probability that an item sold. On the other hand, for animation art, Hong Kong sellers were penalized in the sense that there were fewer bids on their auctions and the probability of an item being sold was reduced. They were not penalized however in the final auction price. Presented at 13th International Conference, Vaasa, Finland, May 2003

Suggested Citation

  • Jannett Highfill & Kevin O'Brien, 2003. "The International Reach Of Ebay For U.S. Buyers," International Trade and Finance Association Conference Papers 1004, International Trade and Finance Association.
  • Handle: RePEc:bep:itfapp:1004

    Download full text from publisher

    To our knowledge, this item is not available for download. To find whether it is available, there are three options:
    1. Check below whether another version of this item is available online.
    2. Check on the provider's web page whether it is in fact available.
    3. Perform a search for a similarly titled item that would be available.

    More about this item


    Access and download statistics


    All material on this site has been provided by the respective publishers and authors. You can help correct errors and omissions. When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:bep:itfapp:1004. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Christopher F. Baum). General contact details of provider: .

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    We have no references for this item. You can help adding them by using this form .

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your RePEc Author Service profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.

    IDEAS is a RePEc service hosted by the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis . RePEc uses bibliographic data supplied by the respective publishers.