Friday, December 15, 2006
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.