Friday, December 15, 2006

Is Overstock a Takeover Possibility?

According to Eric Buscemi, in his Blogging Stocks blog, it looks like Overstock.com may be in play for a takeover. The potential suitors are the usual suspects: eBay, Amazon, Yahoo and Google. Amazon has the most in common with Overstock and a purchase would increase their market share. I don't see this as being eBay's cup of tea, they create virtual marketplaces and Overstock actually buys and ships real product but think of the possibilities if they merged Express with Overstock. How does OverstockExpress.com sound? Yahoo has too much trouble in-house right now and I don’t see a place for it in their reorganized structure. Google is an interesting possibility; Overstock.com could become their first marketplace venture and would cause some serious problems for eBay.

2 comments:

bonni said...

Google is an interesting possibility, but I don't hold out much hope for that. It'd be grand to watch something like that unfold, though, wouldn't it?

If eBay were to buy Overstock, they'd just close it and redirect the traffict to Express, methinks. It wouldn't be the first time they've done something similar.

Randy Smythe said...

I think this is just specualtion because Overstock investors are getting a little anxious.

It will interesting to see if anyone is interested.