TRADEOUT SIGNS AGREEMENT WITH eBAY TO OFFER ITS ONLINE
SURPLUS SOLUTION TO eBAY'S BUSINESS CUSTOMERS
Valhalla, NY (August 9, 2000),—TradeOut (www.tradeout.com), a global Internet marketplace for business surplus,
and eBay® (NASDAQ: EBAY; www.ebay.com), the world's leading online trading community, today announced a
new agreement that offers users of the eBay Business Exchange a link to TradeOut's online business-to-business
marketplace. eBay will establish direct links to TradeOut on its Business Exchange home page and feature TradeOut
banner ads on various pages within the eBay Business Exchange. TradeOut will prominently display eBay on its
home page and provide a link to the Business Exchange home page.
Customers of TradeOut and the eBay Business Exchange will benefit significantly from this new agreement. eBay
PowerSellers and small business users will be able to source large lots of merchandise, such as computers or
cosmetics, from TradeOut and resell them in smaller quantities on the eBay Business Exchange. Alternatively,
TradeOut customers, such as retail stores, will be able to sell individual items, such as desks, delivery vans or cash
registers, on the eBay Business Exchange.
TradeOut is an online exchange where companies buy and sell surplus assets in over 100 vertical marketplaces,
including such categories as metalworking equipment, apparel and general merchandise. The companies that sell
surplus assets on TradeOut range from Fortune 500 industrial companies to mid-sized wholesale distributors. The
eBay Business Exchange, launched in March 2000, focuses on small businesses and features merchandise in six
specific market categories such as agriculture, restaurant, medical equipment and general business infrastructure
categories such as computing, office equipment and furniture.
"TradeOut is pleased to announce this strategic alliance with eBay, a pioneer in online trading," said George
Samenuk, president and CEO of TradeOut. "Like eBay, TradeOut creates tremendous market efficiency by bringing