September 19, 2005 09:00 ET

The Death of eBay's Monopoly

Funeral procession to be held Attention: Arts/Entertainment Editor, Assignment Editor, Business/Financial Editor, City Editor, Tech/Telecomm Editor OTTAWA, ON--(CCNMatthews - Sept. 19, 2005) - UniqueAuction.com feels obliged to inform the media and the public that the monopoly of eBay has been put to rest.

On Tuesday September 20th at 11:45p.m. UniqueAuction will deliver flowers and a condolences card to eBay's Canadian headquarters at 2 St. Clair Avenue East in Toronto.

At 12:10p.m. a funeral procession for eBay will begin at Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen Street West. The casket will respectfully be draped with a R.I.P eBay quilt and be solemnly carried towards the Toronto Stock Exchange at 130 King Street to pay tribute to the monopoly eBay held for the past 10 years. At 12:35 there will then be a eulogy for eBay in front of the TSX, where a large crowd is expected to attend and mourn the loss of another monopoly.

Known for its frustrating bidding wars, sometimes low-quality second hand merchandise and international shipping problems, the public knew they deserved better than eBay. UniqueAuction, a Canadian company, has now come to the rescue. With UA it's the most unique bid that wins not the highest-so a brand new car can go for just pennies in someone's pocket. The concept rests of the foundation that bidding should be enjoyable and getting a quality product should be fair and hassle free.

We invite all media and the public to join us for eBay's funeral and the official launch of UniqueAuction, an online Canadian auction company with a twist.

For more information about Unique Auction, our upcoming event, or to set up an interview, please contact:

Jenn MacDonell
PR Director
(613) 828-5449

Notes to Editors:

1. UniqueAuction's soft launch in early May 2005 has been well received; thousands of people found an alternative to eBay and won brand new products just for being unique.
2. UniqueAuciton has two types of auctions: Reserved and non-reserved. Non-reserved auctions can be won even if there is only one bidder.
3. On September 20, 2005, a full-scale launch of UniqueAuction will take place. Thousands of brand-new products will be auctioned daily.
4. Interviews with existing winners can be arranged.


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