eBay Latin America Timeline

Phase 1: Tripartite Method Research

Secondary Research of Industry in Latin America, Mercado Libre, & DeRamate

April 2001

Customer Research of Latin Americans & iBazar current users

April 2001

Company Research of iBazar

April 2001

Phase 2: Assessment

Assess Finances & Provide Any Needed

May 2001

Assess Management Team & Restructure

May 2001

Assess Resources & Provide Any Needed

May 2001

Phase 3: Acquisitions

Acquire Mercado Libre

June 2001

Acquire DeRamate

July 2001

Acquire Lokau

August 2001

Phase 4: Market Penetration

Argentina Implementation

September 2001

Chile Implementation

September 2001

Venezuela Implementation

October 2001

Colombia Implementation

October 2001

Brazil Implementation

November 2001

Mexico

December 2001