Tuesday November 30, 1:39 pm Eastern Time
Company Press Release
Egghead.com Launches Live Auction
Feed to AllBusiness.com
Egghead.com Is Premiere Provider of Hardware and Software Products to
MENLO PARK, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 30, 1999-- Egghead.com®, Inc.
(Nasdaq:EGGSD - news), a leading Internet retailer, today launched a ``live'' Onsale.com auction
content feed to AllBusiness.com, an innovative destination site providing business-related services,
tools and information for small and growing businesses.
Egghead.com is also a premiere provider of hardware and software products for AllBusiness.com's
Marketplace - which offers deals on brand name products and free shipping on purchases made at
Through this agreement, Egghead.com will send ``live'' data of current pricing information on
computer products and office equipment, such as desktops, laptops, monitors, printers, modems,
scanners and other products to AllBusiness.com every 15 minutes. Buyers can place a bid for an
item by linking to the Onsale.com auction item of their choice directly from AllBusiness.com.
In addition to the auction feed, Egghead.com provides AllBusiness.com's customers with the latest
hardware and software products from Egghead.com, the premier computer products web site for
consumers and businesses. Through this agreement, Egghead.com will waive shipping charges to
customers purchasing computer products through AllBusiness.com.
``AllBusiness.com is an ideal way to reach small business that are looking for product resources and
services to help them run their businesses more efficiently,'' said Barry Peters, Egghead.com's
director of customer acquisition. ``We are pleased to be the premiere provider of hardware and
software on their site and to offer a wide array of computer auctions.''
``Onsale.com auctions allow AllBusiness.com to offer its members a way to save time and money by
allowing them to bid for business-related products online,'' said Tom Bennett, AllBusiness.com's vice
president of marketing. ``AllBusiness.com filters the web to provide the best online services and
information, and the addition of Onsale.com auctions will enhance our site by providing a real
money-saving purchasing service to our customers.''
AllBusiness.com, ``Solutions for Growing Businesses(TM),'' is the virtual business partner for
growing businesses. Through the site, entrepreneurs and business managers can access tools and
services to solve common business problems, get expert advice, build their business network, and
purchase products and services. Founded in November 1998, the company has grown to more than
40 employees with offices in San Francisco's financial district. AllBusiness.com is a privately held
company financed by Canaan Partners, Intel Corporation, and Technology Crossover Ventures
(TCV). For more information, please visit www.allbusiness.com.
Egghead.com (Nasdaq: EGGSD - news) is a leading Internet retailer of new and surplus computer
products, consumer electronics, sporting goods, and vacation packages. Through its auction site -
Onsale.com - the company offers bargains on excess and closeout goods and services.
Egghead.com combines broad selection, low prices, and excellent service to provide an outstanding
online shopping experience for businesses and consumers. Egghead.com is located on the Internet at
(c)1999 Egghead.com, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
This press release contains ``forward-looking'' statements, including projections about our business,
within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities
Exchange Act of 1934. For example, statements in the future tense, and statements that we
``expect'', ``plan'', ``estimate'', ``anticipate'' or ``believe'', are forward-looking statements. These
forward-looking statements are based on information available to us at the time of the release and
we assume no obligation to update any such forward-looking statements. The statements in this
release are not guarantees of future performance and actual results could differ materially from our
current expectations as a result of numerous factors. These and other risks and uncertainties
associated with our business are detailed in our registration statement on Form S-4 in connection
with the Egghead merger, and in our most recent Form 10-K and Form 10-Q, which are on file with
the SEC and available through www.sec.gov.
Robin Christie, 650/470-2452
Michelle Frigo, 415/395-4307