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Snipers, Shills, and Sharks: eBay and Human Behavior

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Description for Snipers, Shills, and Sharks: eBay and Human Behavior Hardback. Shows us how human behaviors in open markets like eBay can be substantially more complex than those predicted by standard economic theory. This book reveals practical auction strategies and introduces readers to the fundamentals of auction theory and the mathematics behind eBay. It is suitable for sophisticated users of online auctions. Num Pages: 304 pages, 4 halftones. 28 line illus. BIC Classification: JM; KCA. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational; (U) Tertiary Education (US: College). Dimension: 168 x 241 x 25. Weight in Grams: 566.
Every day on eBay, millions of people buy and sell a vast array of goods, from rare collectibles and antiques to used cars and celebrity memorabilia. The internet auction site is remarkably easy to use, which accounts in part for its huge popularity. But how does eBay really work, and how does it compare to other kinds of auctions? These are questions that led Ken Steiglitz--computer scientist, collector of ancient coins, and a regular eBay user--to examine the site through the revealing lens of auction theory. The result is this book, in which Steiglitz shows us how human behaviors in ... Read more

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Princeton University Press United States
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About Ken Steiglitz
Ken Steiglitz is Professor of Computer Science at Princeton University. He is the author of "A Digital Signal Processing Primer" and the coauthor of "Combinatorial Optimization: Algorithms and Complexity".

Reviews for Snipers, Shills, and Sharks: eBay and Human Behavior
"The book does a lot more than just explain why eBay works the way it does, however. As promised in the subtitle, Steiglitz also explores the quirks of human behavior in auctions, both on eBay and elsewhere, which have as much to do with psychology as with brute economic logic... Steiglitz's book is an admirable achievement: a short, readable account ... Read more

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