Yahoo quits auction site

Posted on Wednesday, May 09 2007 @ 15:33 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Yahoo got rid of its Yahoo Photos site a couple of days ago and today they announce they will be shutting down their North American web auction site.
According to a message posted on the Yahoo Auctions site at, the service will no longer accept new auction lists from June 3. The last day to bid or buy goods and services on the auction site is June 16.

Yahoo officials said last week they planned to shut down Yahoo Photos, its first-generation photo storage site, in June. They asked users to move to Yahoo's Web 2.0 photo sharing site, Flickr.

The latest closure applies to Yahoo's U.S. and Canadian auction sites. Still open for business are Yahoo auction sites in three Asian markets - Hong Kong, Singapore and Taiwan.

"After careful consideration, we have decided to close down our Yahoo U.S. and Canada Auction sites to better serve our valued customers through other Yahoo properties," the U.S. auctions site told visitors on Tuesday.

Yahoo continues to offering a range of U.S. e-commerce sites, including ones for shopping, auto sales, classified advertising and small business.
Source: CNN.

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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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