The Death of Half.com
Episode 33 VideMe
Half.com was once a thriving marketplace at the beginning of the Millennium that posed a big threat to eBay. eBay purchased Half.com with the intention of closing them down, but instead allowed Half.com to struggle within the limitations of corporate eBay. In 2017, Half.com raised its seller commission fees to as high as 25% making it not only one of the least relevant marketplaces in 2017 for many reasons (See my past Half.com reviews) but also the most expensive marketplace on the internet or smart device apps. In November 2016, Randy Dreammaker predicted the end of Half.com. Half.com becomes Randy's third prediction made about 2017-2018 in 2016 about ecommerce and reselling marketplaces to become true to date.
Opening Music, Audio Effects, Photos in the video are credited in the closing of the actual video to Kevin MacLeod, Randy Dreammaker, Freesound.org and Wiki.
Chris Hartmann of Hartmann books is credited for passing along the breaking news making Randy aware that Half.com is closing.
Ecommercebytes makes reference to Half.com closing