"The firm this month began a three-month trial of private auctions to
resellers in a move that it said was intended to create cost efficiencies
and improve supply chain manag ement. At the end of August, Sun
sold about a dozen workstations to UK end-users through the QXL
and eBay auction sites. In the US, Sun sells about $1m of equipment a
week through auctions." ZDNet.uk story.
November 25, 2000