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As filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 13, 2020

Registration No. 333-233913


UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

Post-Effective Amendment No. 2
to
FORM S-3
REGISTRATION STATEMENT
UNDER
THE SECURITIES ACT OF 1933

OVERSTOCK.COM, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

Delaware
(State or other jurisdiction of
incorporation or organization)
  87-0634302
(I.R.S. Employer
Identification Number)

799 West Coliseum Way
Midvale, Utah 84047
(801) 947-3100
(Address, including zip code, and telephone number, including area code, of registrant's principal executive offices)



E. Glen Nickle
Vice President, Legal, and General Counsel
Overstock.com, Inc.
799 West Coliseum Way
Midvale, Utah 84047
(801) 947-3100
(Name, address, including zip code, and telephone number, including area code, of agent for service)



Copy to:
Robert J. Endicott
Todd M. Kaye
Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP
211 N. Broadway, Suite 3600
One Metropolitan Square
St. Louis, MO 63102
(314) 259-2000

Approximate date of commencement of proposed sale to the public: From time to time after the effective date of this Registration Statement.

             If the only securities being registered on this Form are being offered pursuant to dividend or interest reinvestment plans, please check the following box.    o

             If any of the securities being registered on this Form are to be offered on a delayed or continuous basis pursuant to Rule 415 under the Securities Act of 1933, other than securities offered only in connection with dividend or interest reinvestment plans, check the following box.    ý

             If this Form is filed to register additional securities for an offering pursuant to Rule 462(b) under the Securities Act, please check the following box and list the Securities Act registration statement number of the earlier effective registration statement for the same offering.    o

             If this Form is a post-effective amendment filed pursuant to Rule 462(c) under the Securities Act, please check the following box and list the Securities Act registration statement number of the earlier effective registration statement for the same offering.    o

             If this Form is a registration statement pursuant to General Instruction I.D. or a post-effective amendment thereto that shall become effective upon filing with the Commission pursuant to Rule 462(e) under the Securities Act, check the following box.    o

             If this Form is a post-effective amendment to a registration statement filed pursuant to General Instruction I.D. filed to register additional securities or additional classes of securities pursuant to Rule 413(b) under the Securities Act, check the following box.    o

             Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, a smaller reporting company, or an emerging growth company. See the definitions of "large accelerated filer," "accelerated filer," "smaller reporting company" and "emerging growth company" in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.

Large accelerated filer o   Accelerated filer ý   Non-accelerated filer o   Smaller reporting company o

Emerging growth company o

             If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 7(a)(2)(B) of the Securities Act. o

CALCULATION OF REGISTRATION FEE

               
 
Title of Each Class of Securities
to be Registered

  Amount to be
Registered(1)(2)

  Proposed Maximum
Offering Price
Per Unit(1)

  Proposed Maximum
Aggregate Offering
Price(1)(2)(3)

  Amount of
Registration Fee(3)(5)

 

Primary Offering of Securities:

               
 

Common Stock, $0.0001 par value per share

       
 

Digital Voting Series A-1 Preferred Stock, $0.0001 par value per share

       
 

Voting Series B Preferred Stock, $0.0001 par value per share

       
 

Depositary Shares

       
 

Warrants

       
 

Debt Securities

       
 

Units(4)

       
 

Total:

          $150,000,000   $19,470

 

(1)
The amount to be registered, the proposed maximum aggregate offering price per unit and the proposed maximum aggregate offering price are not specified as to the securities of each identified class to be registered pursuant to General Instruction II.D of Form S-3 under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act"). The aggregate maximum offering price of all securities issued by us pursuant to this registration statement shall not exceed $150,000,000 in U.S. dollars or the equivalent at the time of offering in any other currency. The proposed maximum aggregate offering price is estimated solely for the purpose of computing the registration fee pursuant to Rule 457(o) under the Securities Act. The amount also includes such unspecified amount or number of identified classes of securities as may be issued upon exercise, conversion or exchange of other securities. Separate consideration may or may not be received for securities that are issuable on exercise, conversion or exchange of securities registered hereunder or that are represented by depositary shares.

(2)
Pursuant to Rule 416 under the Securities Act, the securities being registered hereunder include such indeterminate number of shares of common stock and preferred stock as may be issuable with respect to the shares being registered hereunder as a result of stock splits, stock dividends or similar transactions.

(3)
Estimated solely for the purpose of calculating the registration fee pursuant to Rule 457(o). The registrant previously registered $150,000,000 of common stock in connection with the filing of a prospectus supplement to this registration statement (File No. 333-233913) on November 12, 2019, and paid the associated filing fee of $19,470. The registrant has sold $35,038,362 of the $150,000,000 allocated to such primary offering of common stock. Pursuant to Rule 457(p), the registrant offset the registration fee required in connection with this registration statement by $14,922, representing the amount of the registration fee associated with $114,961,638 of unsold securities. Accordingly, a registration fee of $4,548 was paid at the time the registrant filed Post-Effective Amendment No. 1 to this registration statement.

(4)
Any securities registered hereunder may be sold separately or as units with other securities registered hereunder.

(5)
Previously paid.

             The registrant hereby amends this registration statement on such date or dates as may be necessary to delay its effective date until the registrant shall file a further amendment which specifically states that this registration statement shall thereafter become effective in accordance with Section 8(a) of the Securities Act or until the registration statement shall become effective on such date as the SEC, acting pursuant to said Section 8(a), may determine.


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EXPLANATORY NOTE

        This Post-Effective Amendment No. 2 to the Registration Statement on Form S-3, as previously amended by Post-Effective Amendment No. 1 (File No. 333-233913) (as so amended, the "Registration Statement") of Overstock.com, Inc. (the "Registrant") is being filed to reflect that the Registrant is no longer a well-known seasoned issuer (as such term is defined in Rule 405 under the Securities Act) as of the filing of its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2019 on March 13, 2020. Accordingly, the Registrant is filing this Post-Effective Amendment No. 2 for the purpose of amending the Registration Statement to convert it from a Form S-3ASR (automatic shelf registration statement) to a Form S-3 (non-automatic shelf registration statement).


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The information in this prospectus is not complete and may be changed. We may not sell these securities until the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission declares our registration statement effective. This prospectus is not an offer to sell these securities and we are not soliciting offers to buy these securities in any jurisdiction where the offer or sale is not permitted.

SUBJECT TO COMPLETION, DATED MARCH 13, 2020

PROSPECTUS

LOGO

Common Stock
Preferred Stock
Depositary Shares
Warrants
Debt Securities
Units

        We may offer and sell the securities listed above, or any combination thereof, from time to time in one or more offerings, at prices and on terms determined at the time of any such offering in an aggregate amount not to exceed $150,000,000 or the equivalent at the time of offering in any other currency.

        Specific terms of the securities offered will be provided in one or more supplements to this prospectus. The prospectus supplement and any related free writing prospectus may also add, update or change information contained in this prospectus. You should read this prospectus, the related prospectus supplement and any related free writing prospectus prepared by us or on our behalf carefully before you invest in our securities. No person may use this prospectus to offer and sell our securities unless a prospectus supplement accompanies this prospectus.

        Our common stock is listed on The Nasdaq Global Market under the symbol "OSTK."

        Investing in our securities involves significant risks. See "Risk Factors" on page 1 of this prospectus and in any applicable prospectus supplement or free writing prospectus and in the "Risk Factors" section of our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission before investing in any securities.

        Neither the Securities and Exchange Commission nor any state securities commission has approved or disapproved of these securities or passed upon the adequacy or accuracy of this prospectus. Any representation to the contrary is a criminal offense.

The date of this prospectus is                        , 2020.


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About This Prospectus

  ii

About Overstock.com, Inc. 

  1

Risk Factors

  1

Forward-Looking Statements

  1

Use of Proceeds

  2

Description of Capital Stock

  2

Description of the Depositary Shares

  11

Description of the Warrants

  14

Description of the Debt Securities

  16

Description of the Units

  27

Plan of Distribution

  28

Legal Matters

  30

Experts

  31

Where You Can Find More Information

  31

Information Incorporated by Reference

  31

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ABOUT THIS PROSPECTUS

        This prospectus is part of a registration statement that we have filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") using a "shelf" registration process. Using this process, we may offer any combination of securities in an aggregate amount not to exceed $150,000,000 or the equivalent at the time of offering in any other currency in one or more offerings. This prospectus provides you with a general description of the securities we may offer. Each time we or use this prospectus to offer securities, we will provide a prospectus supplement and, if applicable, a free writing prospectus, that will describe the specific terms of the offering. The prospectus supplement and any free writing prospectus may also add to, update or change the information contained in this prospectus. If there is any inconsistency between the information in this prospectus and the information in any such prospectus supplement and/or free writing prospectus, the information in such prospectus supplement and/or free writing prospectus supersedes the information in this prospectus. Please carefully read this prospectus, the prospectus supplement and any free writing prospectus, in addition to the information contained in the documents we refer to under the headings "Where You Can Find More Information" and "Information Incorporated by Reference."

        We have provided you only the information contained in this prospectus, any accompanying prospectus supplement or free-writing prospectus and the documents we have incorporated by reference in this prospectus issued or authorized by us. We have not authorized anyone to provide you with different information. We do not take responsibility for, or provide assurance as to the reliability of, other information that others may give you. Neither this prospectus nor any prospectus supplement or free writing prospectus shall constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy offered securities in any jurisdiction in which it is unlawful for such person to make such an offering or solicitation. This prospectus does not contain all of the information included in the registration statement. For a more complete understanding of the offering of the securities, you should refer to the registration statement, including its exhibits.

        You should read the entire prospectus, and any prospectus supplement and/or free writing prospectus, as well as the documents incorporated by reference into this prospectus or any prospectus supplement, before making an investment decision. Neither the delivery of this prospectus or any prospectus supplement and/or free writing prospectus nor any sale made hereunder shall under any circumstances imply that the information contained or incorporated by reference herein or in any prospectus supplement is correct as of any date subsequent to the date hereof or of such prospectus supplement and/or free writing prospectus, as applicable. You should assume that the information appearing in this prospectus, any prospectus supplement, any free writing prospectus or any document incorporated by reference is accurate only as of the date of the applicable documents, regardless of the time of delivery of this prospectus or any sale of securities. Our business, financial condition, results of operations and prospects may have changed since that date.

        As used in this prospectus, "we," "us," "Overstock," "Overstock.com," "our," "our company" and "the Company" refer to Overstock.com, Inc., a Delaware corporation, and do not include its consolidated subsidiaries.

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ABOUT OVERSTOCK.COM, INC.

        We are an online retailer and advancer of blockchain technology. Through our online retail business, we offer a broad range of price-competitive products, including furniture, home decor, bedding and bath, and housewares, among other products. We sell our products and services through our Internet websites located at www.overstock.com, www.o.co and www.o.biz (referred to collectively as the "Website"). We have included our website address only as an interactive textual reference and do not intend it to be an active link to our website or incorporate information from our website into this prospectus.

        In late 2014, we began working on initiatives to develop and advance blockchain technology. Those initiatives are housed within Medici Ventures, Inc., our wholly owned subsidiary (referred to collectively as the "Medici Ventures Initiatives"). We are also pursuing initiatives to develop and commercialize financial applications of blockchain technologies through our majority-owned subsidiary tZERO Group, Inc. ("tZERO") (referred to collectively as the "tZero Initiatives").

        We were reincorporated in Delaware in 2002. Our principal executive offices are located at, and our mailing address is, 799 W. Coliseum Way, Midvale, UT 84047, and our telephone number is (801) 947-3100.

        Our common stock trades on The Nasdaq Global Market under the symbol "OSTK".

        O®, Overstock.com®, O.com®, Club O®, Main Street Revolution®, and Worldstock® are registered trademarks and service marks of Overstock.com, Inc., and tZERO and tZERO.com are trademarks and service marks of tZERO. Any third party trademarks, service marks, brand names, and trade names referred to in this prospectus and any documents incorporated by reference into this prospectus are the property of their respective owners and any use thereof in this prospectus does not imply any affiliation with or endorsement of or by such third parties. Solely for convenience, trademarks, service marks, brand names, and trade names referred to in this prospectus supplement may appear with or without the ® or TM symbols, but use (or omission) of such symbols are not intended to limit in any way our rights in and to these trademarks, service marks, brand names, and trade names.


RISK FACTORS

        An investment in our securities involves a high degree of risk. Prior to making a decision about investing in our securities, you should carefully consider all of the other information contained or incorporated by reference in this prospectus and any prospectus supplement and/or free writing prospectus. You should also consider the risks, uncertainties and assumptions discussed in our quarterly reports on Form 10-Q, annual reports on Form 10-K and other filings we make with the SEC that are incorporated herein by reference. These reports may be amended, supplemented or superseded from time to time by other reports we file with the SEC in the future and any prospectus supplement and/or free writing prospectus related to a particular offering. The occurrence of any of these risks might cause you to lose all or part of your investment in the offered securities. The risks and uncertainties we have described are not the only ones we face. Additional risks and uncertainties not presently known to us or that we currently deem immaterial may also affect our operations. See "Information Incorporated by Reference" and "Forward-Looking Statements."


FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

        This prospectus, any prospectus supplement and/or free writing prospectus and the information incorporated by reference in this prospectus and any prospectus supplement contain certain statements that constitute "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act"), and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the "Exchange Act"). The words "anticipate," "expect," "believe," "goal," "plan," "intend,"

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"estimate," "may," "will," and similar expressions and variations thereof are intended to identify forward-looking statements, but are not the exclusive means of identifying such statements. Those statements appear in this prospectus, any accompanying prospectus supplement and the documents incorporated herein and therein by reference and include statements regarding the intent, belief or current expectations of the company and management that are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and assumptions and other factors that could cause actual results and the timing of certain events to differ materially from future results expressed in or implied by such forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause or contribute to such differences include, but are not limited to, those discussed in the section titled "Risk Factors" set forth above.

        This prospectus, any prospectus supplement and/or free writing prospectus and the information incorporated by reference in this prospectus and any prospectus supplement also contain statements that are based on management's current expectations and beliefs, including estimates and projections about our company, industry, financial condition, results of operations and other matters. These statements are not guarantees of future performance and are subject to numerous risks, uncertainties, and assumptions that may cause actual results to vary materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements.

        Because forward-looking statements are inherently subject to risks and uncertainties, some of which cannot be predicted or quantified, you should not rely upon forward-looking statements as predictions of future events. The events and circumstances reflected in the forward-looking statements may not be achieved or occur and actual results could differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements. Except as required by applicable law, including the securities laws of the United States and the rules and regulations of the SEC, we do not plan to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements contained herein after we distribute this prospectus, whether as a result of any new information, future events or otherwise.


USE OF PROCEEDS

        Unless otherwise indicated in any prospectus supplement and/or free writing prospectus accompanying this prospectus, we will use the net proceeds from the sale of securities offered by this prospectus for general corporate purposes, which may include working capital, capital expenditures, funding the repayment or redemption of outstanding debt, dividend payments, share repurchases, investments in or extensions of credit to our subsidiaries, other corporate expenses, acquisitions of complementary products, technologies or businesses and to pursue our tZERO Initiatives and Medici Ventures Initiatives. The prospectus supplement and/or any free writing prospectus with respect to an offering of securities may identify different or additional uses of proceeds for that offering. The timing and amount of our actual expenditures will be based on many factors, including cash flows from operations and the anticipated needs of our business. As a result, unless otherwise indicated in any prospectus supplement and/or any free writing prospectus relating to an offering, our management will have broad discretion to allocate the net proceeds of the offering. Except as otherwise stated in any prospectus supplement and/or any free writing prospectus relating to an offering, pending their ultimate use, we intend to invest the net proceeds in short-term, investment-grade instruments, demand deposit bank accounts, U.S. Treasuries or other short term cash equivalents.


DESCRIPTION OF CAPITAL STOCK

        We may offer from time to time, in one or more offerings, shares of our common stock and preferred stock as described herein. The following information describes our common stock and preferred stock, as well as certain provisions of our amended and restated certificate of incorporation and amended and restated bylaws. This description is only a summary. You should also refer to our amended and restated certificate of incorporation and amended and restated bylaws, which have been filed with the SEC as exhibits to our registration statement, of which this prospectus forms a part.

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General

        Our authorized capital stock consists of 100,000,000 shares of common stock, par value $0.0001 per share, and 5,000,000 shares of preferred stock, par value $0.0001 per share. Under our amended and restated certificate of incorporation, our board of directors is authorized, without further stockholder action, to issue such preferred stock in one or more series, with such voting powers, full or limited or none, designations, preferences and relative, participating, optional and other or special rights and such qualifications, limitations and restrictions thereof as shall be set forth in the resolutions providing therefor. As of the date hereof, all 5,000,000 authorized shares of preferred stock have been so designated, with 4,630,000 shares having been designated as Digital Voting Series A-1 Preferred Stock (the "Series A-1 Preferred") and 370,000 shares having been designated as Voting Series B Preferred Stock (the "Series B Preferred"). Our board of directors may cause us to issue additional shares of our authorized common stock, Series A-1 Preferred and Series B Preferred, without stockholder approval, except, in the case of our common stock, as required by the listing standards of the Nasdaq Global Market.

        The following is a summary of the material provisions of our common stock and preferred stock provided for in our amended and restated certificate of incorporation and amended and restated bylaws, each as amended to date. For additional detail about our capital stock, please refer to our amended and restated certificate of incorporation and amended and restated bylaws, including our amended and restated certificates of designations of our Series A-1 Preferred and of our Series B Preferred (the "Series A-1 Certificate of Designation" and the "Series B Certificate of Designation," respectively).

Common Stock

        The holders of our common stock are entitled to one vote per share on all matters to be voted upon by the stockholders. Our amended and restated certificate of incorporation prohibits cumulative voting. The election of directors shall be decided by a plurality vote of the shares present in person or represented by proxy at the meeting and entitled to vote on the election of directors. With respect to matters other than the election of directors, if a quorum is present, the affirmative vote of a majority of the shares represented and voting at a duly held meeting (which shares voting affirmatively also constitute at least a majority of the required quorum) shall be the act of the stockholders, unless the vote of a greater number or a vote by classes is required by law, by our amended and restated certificate of incorporation or by our amended and restated bylaws. The holders of a majority of the shares issued and outstanding and entitled to vote thereat, present in person or represented by proxy, shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business at all meetings of the stockholders. Our amended and restated certificate of incorporation prohibits stockholders from taking action by written consent in lieu of a meeting.

        Subject to any preferential rights of holders of any outstanding shares of preferred stock, holders of our common stock are entitled to receive ratably any dividends or other distributions that may be declared from time to time by the board of directors out of funds legally available therefor. We have never declared or paid any cash dividends on our common stock. We currently intend to retain any earnings for future growth and do not anticipate paying any cash dividends on our common stock in the foreseeable future. Any future determination to pay dividends will be at the discretion of our board of directors and will depend on our results of operations, financial conditions, contractual and legal restrictions and other factors the board of directors deems relevant. In the event of our liquidation, dissolution or winding up, holders of our common stock would be entitled to share ratably in our assets remaining after the payment of liabilities, subject to prior distribution rights of holders of any shares of preferred stock then outstanding.

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        Holders of our common stock have no preemptive or conversion rights or other subscription rights, and there are no redemption provisions applicable to the common stock. The outstanding shares of common stock are fully paid and non-assessable and the shares of our common stock offered under this registration statement will be fully paid and non-assessable when issued. The rights of the holders of our common stock are subject to, and may be adversely affected by, the rights of the holders of shares of our outstanding preferred stock and, subject to the receipt of stockholder approval described below, of any series of preferred stock that we may designate and/or issue in the future.

        As of March 10, 2020, 40,373,171 shares of common stock were outstanding. As of March 10, 2020, we had outstanding restricted stock unit awards covering 784,599 shares of common stock under our 2005 Equity Incentive Plan, and had reserved an additional 591,376 shares of common stock for future option and restricted stock unit grants and we had no options outstanding. The restricted stock units generally vest over three-year periods at varying rates and are subject to the holder's continuing service.

Preferred Stock

        All authorized shares of preferred stock have been designated to either Series A-1 Preferred or Series B Preferred. The following description of our preferred stock is qualified in its entirety by reference to our amended and restated certificate of incorporation, the Series A-1 Certificate of Designation and the Series B Certificate of Designation. Stockholder approval to amend our amended and restated certificate of incorporation would be required to increase the number of authorized shares of preferred stock, to designate and/or issue one or more additional series of preferred stock in the future. If approved, the effects of issuing preferred stock could include one or more of the following:

        As of the date hereof, 4,630,000 shares of the Company's preferred stock have been designated as Series A-1 Preferred. As of March 10, 2020, 356,713 shares of Series A-1 Preferred were outstanding.

        All of the outstanding shares of the Series A-1 Preferred have been fully paid and are non-assessable and the shares of our Series A-1 Preferred offered under this registration statement will be fully paid and non-assessable when issued. Holders of Series A-1 Preferred have no preemptive or preferential or other rights to purchase or subscribe for any of the Company's stock, obligations, warrants or other securities.

        Shares of the Series A-1 Preferred rank equally with the Series B Preferred, senior to our common stock with respect to dividends and equal to our common stock with respect to the distribution of our assets upon the liquidation, dissolution and winding up of the Company. In addition, the Series A-1 Preferred and the Series B Preferred, with respect to rights upon our liquidation, winding up or dissolution, are structurally subordinated to existing and future indebtedness of our subsidiaries as well as the capital stock of our subsidiaries held by third parties.

        Holders of Series A-1 Preferred are entitled to an annual cash dividend equal to $0.16 per share, in preference to any dividend payment to the holders of our common stock, out of funds of the

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Company legally available for payment of dividends and subject to declaration by our board of directors. However, there is no assurance of any payment of any dividends on the Series A-1 Preferred. We have no obligation to pay any dividends to the holders of Series A-1 Preferred unless (and only to the extent that) our board of directors approves and declares dividend payments to the holders of Series A-1 Preferred or we pay a dividend to the holders of our common stock. Dividends on the Series A-1 Preferred are cumulative. If declared, dividends are paid to holders of record on a date selected by our board of directors in its sole discretion. Dividends not paid accumulate annually on December 15 of each year, whether or not the Company has earnings or profits, whether or not there are funds legally available for the payment of dividends and whether or not dividends are declared on the Series A-1 Preferred, and are entitled to be paid prior to any dividend to the holders of our common stock. Dividends on the Series A-1 Preferred and the Series B Preferred are paid equally with one another.

        In addition to its preferential dividend rights, the Series A-1 Preferred is also entitled to participate in any dividend paid to the holders of our common stock, subject to the limitations set forth in the Series A-1 Certificate of Designation. If the record date for any dividend to the holders of our common stock occurs while shares of Series A-1 Preferred are outstanding, the holders of Series A-1 Preferred outstanding on the record date are entitled to the same amount per share of Series A-1 Preferred as is paid per share of common stock.

        The Series A-1 Preferred is not subject to redemption at our option.

        Holders of the Series A-1 Preferred do not have any right to convert their shares into any other security or to exchange their shares for any other security, including our common stock. However, the Series A-1 Certificate of Designation grants us the right to cause the conversion of the outstanding shares of Series A-1 Preferred into shares of Series B Preferred at any time. Currently, there are 370,000 authorized shares of Series B Preferred, which is not enough authorized shares of Series B Preferred to permit conversion of the Series A-1 Preferred into Series B Preferred. However, our board of directors could seek stockholder approval to increase the authorized number of shares of preferred stock in an amount that would permit our board of directors to increase the authorized number of shares of Series B Preferred to permit conversion of the Series A-1 Preferred into Series B Preferred, and then we would have the ability to exercise our conversion right. In any such conversion, each outstanding share of Series A-1 Preferred would be converted into one share of Series B Preferred. If there is a dividend arrearage on the Series A-1 Preferred and there is not an equal per share dividend arrearage on the Series B Preferred, we will make such dividend payment on the Series A-1 Preferred or on the Series B Preferred as may be necessary in order to equalize such per share difference in such dividend arrearages prior to effecting any such conversion. Subject to such per share dividend arrearage equalization, if there is a dividend arrearage on the Series A-1 Preferred at the time of any conversion of the Series A-1 Preferred into Series B Preferred, the shares of Series B Preferred issued upon the conversion shall be deemed to be subject to the same dividend arrearage as all other then outstanding shares of Series B Preferred.

        If we were to cause the conversion of the outstanding shares of Series A-1 Preferred into shares of Series B Preferred at a time when the Series B Preferred were trading at a price lower than the trading price of the Series A-1 Preferred, holders of the Series A-1 Preferred would likely experience an immediate and potentially material decrease in the market value of the Series A-1 Preferred shares they hold and of the Series B Preferred shares they would receive upon the conversion.

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        In the event of any liquidation, dissolution or winding up of the Company, any amounts remaining available for distribution to stockholders after payment of all liabilities of the Company will be distributed equally among the holders of common stock, the holders of Series A-1 Preferred and the holders of Series B Preferred, with each share of Series A-1 Preferred and each share of Series B Preferred being treated as though it were a share of our common stock. Neither holders of Series A-1 Preferred nor holders of Series B Preferred will have any preference over the holders of our common stock on any liquidation, dissolution or winding up of the Company. The holders of Series A-1 Preferred will rank equally with the holders of Series B Preferred.

        The holders of shares of Series A-1 Preferred vote together with the shares of common stock and the shares of Series B Preferred (and not as a separate class), except as required by law or the Series A-1 Certificate of Designation. Each Series A-1 Preferred holder is entitled to one vote for each share of Series A-1 Preferred held on the record date for a vote. If an amendment requiring stockholder approval is proposed to our amended and restated certificate of incorporation, the holders of the Series A-1 Preferred and the holders of the Series B Preferred vote together with the holders of the common stock as a single class, but neither the holders of the Series A-1 Preferred nor the holders of the Series B Preferred is entitled to a class vote on the amendment, unless the proposed amendment would increase or decrease the number of shares of Series A-1 Preferred or Series B Preferred, respectively, or adversely affect the special rights, preferences, privileges and voting powers of the Series A-1 Preferred or Series B Preferred, respectively. The holders of the Series A-1 Preferred and the Series B Preferred, voting together as a class, are also entitled to vote on an amendment to our amended and restated certificate of incorporation increasing or decreasing the authorized number of shares of preferred stock.

        If the Company is party to any merger or consolidation in which common stock is changed into or exchanged for stock or other securities of any other person (or the Company) or cash or any other property (or a right to receive the foregoing), the Company will use all commercially reasonable efforts to make provision so that each outstanding share of Series A-1 Preferred shall be treated as if such share were an additional outstanding share of common stock in connection with any such transaction. No assurance can be given, however, that the Company's efforts will be successful. Further, the Company could be involved in transactions other than a merger or consolidation, such as a tender offer by the Company or a third party, in which common stock might be changed into or exchanged for stock or other securities of another person (or the Company) or cash or any other property (or a right to receive the foregoing) in which the outstanding shares of Series A-1 Preferred would not be treated as if such shares were additional outstanding shares of common stock.

        The Series A-1 Preferred will not be adjusted and no additional shares of Series A-1 Preferred will be issued solely as a result of any future change to or affecting our common stock, except that we will use reasonable efforts to make a corresponding pro rata adjustment to the Series A-1 Preferred if we effect any stock dividend, stock split or combination of our common stock.

        There is no sinking fund for the Series A-1 Preferred.

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        The Series A-1 Preferred cannot be sold except through an alternative trading system operated by tZERO ATS, LLC, our majority owned subsidiary and a broker-dealer registered with the SEC; provided, however, that our board of directors may change, at any time and for any reason, the alternative trading system, trading market or other trading venue on which the Series A-1 Preferred may be sold and may approve other or additional alternative trading systems, trading markets or other trading venues on which the Series A-1 Preferred may be sold. The Series A-1 Certificate of Designation defines "sold" to mean any transaction that constitutes a "sale" for purposes of the Securities Act, from time to time, other than (i) any transfer of shares of Series A-1 Preferred pursuant to a divorce decree or order or (ii) any other transaction or classes of transactions approved by our board of directors. Further, these restrictions do not prohibit either The Depository Trust Company ("DTC") or Cede & Co., as DTC's nominee, from recording on its books and records any transfer of shares of the Series A-1 Preferred through the systems of, and in accordance with the rules of, DTC. The reflection of any transaction on the books and records of DTC or Cede & Co. shall not in any way relieve any DTC participant (or any person who may hold shares of Series A-1 Preferred through a DTC participant) from complying with the transfer restrictions in the Series A-1 Certificate of Designation.

        As of the date hereof, 370,000 shares of the Company's preferred stock have been designated as Series B Preferred. As of March 10, 2020, 124,546 shares of Series B Preferred were outstanding.

        All outstanding shares of Series B Preferred have been fully paid and are non-assessable and the shares of our Series B Preferred offered under this registration statement will be fully paid and non-assessable when issued. Holders of Series B Preferred have no preemptive or preferential or other rights to purchase or subscribe for any of the Company's stock, obligations, warrants or other securities.

        Shares of the Series B Preferred rank equally with the Series A-1 Preferred, senior to our common stock with respect to dividends and equal to our common stock with respect to the distribution of our assets upon the liquidation, dissolution and winding up of the Company. In addition, the Series B Preferred and the Series A-1 Preferred, with respect to rights upon our liquidation, winding up or dissolution, are structurally subordinated to existing and future indebtedness of our subsidiaries as well as the capital stock of our subsidiaries held by third parties.

        Holders of Series B Preferred are entitled to an annual cash dividend at the annual rate of 1% multiplied by $15.68, in preference to any dividend payment to the holders of our common stock, out of funds of the Company legally available for payment of dividends and subject to declaration by our board of directors. However, there is no assurance of any payment of any dividends on the Series B Preferred. We have no obligation to pay any dividends to the holders of Series B Preferred unless (and only to the extent that) our board of directors approves and declares dividend payments to the holders of Series B Preferred or we pay a dividend to the holders of our common stock. Dividends on the Series B Preferred are cumulative. If declared, dividends are paid to holders of record on a date selected by our board of directors in its sole discretion. Dividends not paid accumulate annually on December 15 of each year, whether or not the Company has earnings or profits and whether or not there are funds legally available for the payment of dividends, and are entitled to be paid prior to any dividend to the holders of our common stock. Dividends on the Series B Preferred and the Series A-1 Preferred are paid equally with one another.

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        In addition to its preferential dividend rights, the Series B Preferred is also entitled to participate in any dividend paid to the holders of our common stock, subject to the limitations set forth in Series B Certificate of Designation. If the record date for any dividend to the holders of our common stock occurs while shares of Series B Preferred are outstanding, the holders of Series B Preferred outstanding on the record date are entitled to the same amount per share of Series B Preferred as is paid per share of common stock.

        The Series B Preferred is not subject to redemption at our option.

        Holders of the Series B Preferred will not have any right to convert their shares into any other security or to exchange their shares for any other security, including our common stock.

        In the event of any liquidation, dissolution or winding up of the Company, any amounts remaining available for distribution to stockholders after payment of all liabilities of the Company will be distributed equally among the holders of common stock, the holders of Series B Preferred and the holders of Series A-1 Preferred, with each share of Series B Preferred and each share of Series A-1 Preferred being treated as though it were a share of our common stock. Neither holders of Series B Preferred nor holders of Series A-1 Preferred will have any preference over the holders of our common stock on any liquidation, dissolution or winding up of the Company. The holders of Series A-1 Preferred rank equally with the holders of Series B Preferred.

        The holders of shares of Series B Preferred vote together with the shares of common stock and the shares of Series A-1 Preferred (and not as a separate class), except as required by law or the Series B Certificate of Designation. Each Series B Preferred holder is entitled to one vote for each share of Series B Preferred held on the record date for a vote. If an amendment requiring stockholder approval is proposed to our amended and restated certificate of incorporation, the holders of the Series B Preferred and the holders of the Series A-1 Preferred vote together with the holders of the common stock as a single class, but neither the holders of the Series A-1 Preferred nor the holders of the Series B Preferred is entitled to a class vote on the amendment, unless the proposed amendment would increase or decrease the number of shares of Series B Preferred or Series A-1 Preferred, respectively, or adversely affect the special rights, preferences, privileges and voting powers of the Series A-1 Preferred or Series B Preferred, respectively. The holders of the Series B Preferred and the Series A-1 Preferred, voting together as a class, are also entitled to vote on an amendment to our amended and restated certificate of incorporation increasing or decreasing the authorized number of shares of preferred stock.

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Company or a third party, in which common stock might be changed into or exchanged for stock or other securities of another person (or the Company) or cash or any other property (or a right to receive the foregoing) in which the outstanding shares of Series B Preferred would not be treated as if such shares were additional outstanding shares of common stock.

        The Series B Preferred will not be adjusted and no additional shares of Series B Preferred will be issued solely as a result of any future change to or affecting our common stock, except that we will use reasonable efforts to make a corresponding pro rata adjustment to the Series B Preferred if we effect any stock dividend, stock split or combination of our common stock.

        There is no sinking fund for the Series B Preferred.

Anti-Takeover Effects of Certain Provisions of Delaware Law

        Provisions of Delaware law and of our amended and restated certificate of incorporation and amended and restated bylaws could make the acquisition of our company through a tender offer, a proxy contest or other means more difficult and could make the removal of incumbent officers and directors more difficult. We expect these provisions to discourage inadequate takeover bids and to encourage persons seeking to acquire control of our company to first negotiate with our board of directors. We believe that the benefits provided by our ability to negotiate with the proponent of an unsolicited proposal would outweigh the disadvantages of discouraging these proposals. We believe the negotiation of an unsolicited proposal could result in terms more favorable to our stockholders.

        We are subject to Section 203 of the General Corporation Law of the State of Delaware (the "DGCL"), an anti-takeover law. In general, Section 203 prohibits a publicly-held Delaware corporation from engaging in a "business combination" with an "interested stockholder" for a period of three years following the time the person became an interested stockholder, unless:

        In general, Section 203 defines a business combination to include:

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        In general, an "interested stockholder" is a person who owns or, in certain circumstances, within three years prior to the determination of interested stockholder status, did own 15% or more of a corporation's outstanding voting securities. We expect the existence of this provision to have an anti-takeover effect with respect to transactions our board of directors does not approve in advance.

        This summary of the provisions of Section 203 of the DGCL does not purport to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to our amended and restated certificate of incorporation and the DGCL.

Anti-Takeover Effects of Certain Provisions of Our Charter Documents

        Our amended and restated certificate of incorporation and amended and restated bylaws contain provisions that could discourage, delay or prevent a change in control of our company or changes in our management that the stockholders of our company may deem advantageous. These provisions among other things:

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        In addition, our amended and restated certificate of incorporation and our amended and restated bylaws provide that, unless we consent in writing to the selection of an alternative forum, a state court located within the state of Delaware (or if no such state court shall have jurisdiction, the federal district court for the District of Delaware) will be, to the fullest extent permitted by law, the exclusive forum for (i) any derivative action or proceeding brought on our behalf, (ii) any action asserting a breach of fiduciary duty owed by any of our directors, officers or other employees to us or our stockholders, (iii) any action asserting a claim against us or any of our directors, officers or other employees pursuant to the DGCL, the amended and restated certificate of incorporation or the bylaws, or (iv) any action asserting a claim against us or any of our directors or officers or other employees that is governed by the internal affairs doctrine.

Transfer Agent and Registrar

        Our transfer agent and registrar for our common stock, Series A-1 Preferred and Series B Preferred is Computershare Trust Company, N.A. Its address is 150 Royall Street, Canton, MA 02021.

Listing

        Our common stock is listed on the Nasdaq Global Market under the trading symbol "OSTK." The Series A-1 Preferred and Series B Preferred are not listed on any national market or other recognized securities exchange or any automated dealer quotation system or other recognized trading market.


DESCRIPTION OF THE DEPOSITARY SHARES

General

        At our option, we may elect to offer fractional shares of preferred stock, rather than full shares of preferred stock, assuming that we have sufficient designated but unissued shares of preferred stock available under our amended and restated certificate of incorporation. If we do elect to offer fractional shares of preferred stock, we will issue receipts for depositary shares and each of these depositary shares will represent a fraction of a share of a particular series of preferred stock, as specified in the applicable prospectus supplement. Each owner of a depositary share will be entitled, in proportion to the applicable fractional interest in shares of preferred stock underlying that depositary share, to all rights and preferences of the preferred stock underlying that depositary share. These rights may include dividend, voting, redemption and liquidation rights.

        The shares of preferred stock underlying the depositary shares will be deposited with a bank or trust company selected by us to act as depositary, under a deposit agreement by and among us, the depositary and the holders of the depositary receipts. The depositary will be the transfer agent, registrar and dividend disbursing agent for the depositary shares.

        The depositary shares will be evidenced by depositary receipts issued pursuant to the depositary agreement. Holders of depositary receipts agree to be bound by the deposit agreement, which requires holders to take certain actions such as filing proof of residence and paying certain charges.

        The summary of terms of the depositary shares contained in this prospectus is not complete, and is subject to modification in any prospectus supplement for any issuance of depositary shares. You should refer to the forms of the deposit agreement, our amended and restated certificate of incorporation and the certificate of designations that are, or will be, filed with the SEC for the applicable series of preferred stock.

Dividends

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receipts in proportion to the number of depositary shares owned by those holders on the relevant record date. The relevant record date for depositary shares will be the same date as the record date for the preferred stock.

        In the event of a distribution other than in cash, the depositary will distribute property received by it to the record holders of depositary receipts that are entitled to receive the distribution, unless the depositary determines that it is not feasible to make the distribution. If this occurs, the depositary, with our approval, may adopt another method for the distribution, including selling the property and distributing the net proceeds to the holders.

Liquidation Preference

        If a series of preferred stock underlying the depositary shares has a liquidation preference, in the event of our voluntary or involuntary liquidation, dissolution or winding up, holders of depositary shares will be entitled to receive the fraction of the liquidation preference accorded each share of the applicable series of preferred stock, as set forth in the applicable prospectus supplement.

Redemption

        If a series of preferred stock underlying the depositary shares is subject to redemption, the depositary shares will be redeemed from the proceeds received by the depositary resulting from the redemption, in whole or in part, of the preferred stock held by the depositary. Whenever we redeem any preferred stock held by the depositary, the depositary will redeem, as of the same redemption date, the number of depositary shares representing the preferred stock so redeemed. The depositary will mail the notice of redemption to the record holders of the depositary receipts promptly upon receiving the notice from us, unless otherwise provided in the applicable prospectus supplement, prior to the date fixed for redemption of the preferred stock.

Voting

        Upon receipt of notice of any meeting at which the holders of preferred stock are entitled to vote, the depositary will mail the information contained in the notice of meeting to the record holders of the depositary receipts underlying the preferred stock. Each record holder of those depositary receipts on the record date will be entitled to instruct the depositary as to the exercise of the voting rights pertaining to the amount of preferred stock underlying that holder's depositary shares. The record date for the depositary will be the same date as the record date for the preferred stock. The depositary will, to the extent practicable, vote the preferred stock underlying the depositary shares in accordance with these instructions. We will agree to take all action that may be deemed necessary by the depositary in order to enable the depositary to vote the preferred stock in accordance with these instructions. The depositary will not vote the preferred stock to the extent that it does not receive specific instructions from the holders of depositary receipts.

Withdrawal of Preferred Stock

        Owners of depositary shares will be entitled to receive upon surrender of depositary receipts at the principal office of the depositary and payment of any unpaid amount due to the depositary, the number of whole shares of preferred stock underlying their depositary shares.

        Partial shares of preferred stock will not be issued. Holders of preferred stock will not be entitled to deposit the shares under the deposit agreement or to receive depositary receipts evidencing depositary shares for the preferred stock.

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Amendment and Termination of the Deposit Agreement

        The form of depositary receipt evidencing the depositary shares and any provision of the deposit agreement may be amended by agreement between the depositary and us. However, any amendment which materially and adversely alters the rights of the holders of depositary shares, other than fee changes, will not be effective unless the amendment has been approved by at least a majority of the outstanding depositary shares. The deposit agreement may be terminated by the depositary or us only if:

Charges of Depositary

        We will pay all transfer and other taxes and governmental charges arising solely from the existence of the depositary arrangement. We will also pay charges of the depositary in connection with:

        Holders of depositary receipts will pay transfer, income and other taxes and governmental charges and other specified charges as provided in the deposit agreement for their accounts. If these charges have not been paid, the depositary may:

Miscellaneous

        The depositary will forward to the holders of depositary receipts all reports and communications we deliver to the depositary that we are required to furnish to the holders of the preferred stock. In addition, the depositary will make available for inspection by holders of depositary receipts at the principal office of the depositary, and at such other places as it may from time to time deem advisable, any reports and communications we deliver to the depositary as the holder of preferred stock.

        Neither the depositary nor we will be liable if either the depositary or we are prevented or delayed by law or any circumstance beyond the control of either the depositary or us in performing our respective obligations under the deposit agreement. Our obligations and the depositary's obligations will be limited to the performance in good faith of our or the depositary's respective duties under the deposit agreement. Neither the depositary nor we will be obligated to prosecute or defend any legal proceeding in respect of any depositary shares or preferred stock unless satisfactory indemnity is furnished. The depositary and we may rely on:

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Resignation and Removal of Depositary

        The depositary may resign at any time by delivering a notice to us. We may remove the depositary at any time. Any such resignation or removal will take effect upon the appointment of a successor depositary and its acceptance of such appointment. The successor depositary must be appointed within 60 days after delivery of the notice for resignation or removal. The successor depositary must be a bank and trust company having its principal office in the United States of America and having a combined capital and surplus of at least $100,000,000.

Federal Income Tax Consequences

        Owners of the depositary shares will be treated for U.S. federal income tax purposes as if they were owners of the preferred stock underlying the depositary shares. As a result, owners will be treated as receiving a proportionate share of all cash or other property received by the depositary in respect of such preferred stock. No gain or loss will be recognized for U.S. federal income tax purposes upon the withdrawal of preferred stock in exchange for depositary shares. The tax basis of each share of preferred stock to an exchanging owner of depositary shares will, upon such exchange, be the same as the aggregate tax basis of the depositary shares exchanged. The holding period for preferred stock in the hands of an exchanging owner of depositary shares will include the period during which such person owned such depositary shares.


DESCRIPTION OF THE WARRANTS

General

        We may issue warrants for the purchase of our debt securities, preferred stock, common stock, depositary shares, or any combination thereof. Warrants may be issued independently or together with our debt securities, preferred stock or common stock and may be attached to or separate from any offered securities. Unless otherwise provided in the prospectus supplement relating to a particular issue of warrants, each series of warrants will be issued under a separate warrant agreement to be entered into between us and a bank or trust company, as warrant agent. The warrant agent will act solely as our agent in connection with the warrants. The warrant agent will not have any obligation or relationship of agency or trust for or with any holders or beneficial owners of warrants. This summary of certain provisions of the warrants is not complete, and is subject to modification in any prospectus supplement for any issuance of warrants. For the terms of a particular series of warrants, you should refer to the prospectus supplement for that series of warrants and the warrant agreement for that particular series.

Debt Warrants

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        Debt warrant certificates will be exchangeable for new debt warrant certificates of different denominations. Debt warrants may be exercised at the corporate trust office of the warrant agent or any other office indicated in the prospectus supplement. Prior to the exercise of their debt warrants, holders of debt warrants will not have any of the rights of holders of the debt securities purchasable upon exercise and will not be entitled to payment of principal or any premium, if any, or interest on the debt securities purchasable upon exercise.

Equity Warrants

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        Holders of equity warrants, as such, will not be entitled:


DESCRIPTION OF THE DEBT SECURITIES

        We may offer from time to time, in one or more offerings, our debt securities as described herein. The debt securities may be either secured or unsecured and will either be our senior debt securities or our subordinated debt securities. The debt securities will be issued under one or more separate indentures between us and a trustee to be specified in an accompanying prospectus supplement. Senior debt securities will be issued under a senior indenture and subordinated debt securities will be issued under a subordinated indenture. Together, the senior indenture and the subordinated indenture are called indentures in this description. This prospectus, together with the applicable prospectus supplement, will describe the terms of a particular series of debt securities.

        The following is a summary of selected provisions and definitions of the indentures and debt securities to which any prospectus supplement may relate. The summary of selected provisions of the indentures and the debt securities appearing below is not complete and is subject to, and qualified entirely by reference to, all of the provisions of the applicable indenture and certificates evidencing the applicable debt securities. For additional information, you should look at the applicable indenture and the certificate evidencing the applicable debt security that is filed as an exhibit to the registration statement that includes this prospectus. In this description of the debt securities, the words "we," "us," or "our" refer only to Overstock.com, Inc. and not to any of our subsidiaries, unless we expressly state otherwise or the context otherwise requires.

        The following description sets forth selected general terms and provisions of the applicable indenture and debt securities to which any prospectus supplement may relate. Other specific terms of the applicable indenture and debt securities will be described in the applicable prospectus supplement. If any particular terms of the indenture or debt securities described in a prospectus supplement differ from any of the terms described below, then the terms described below will be deemed to have been superseded by that prospectus supplement.

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General

        Debt securities may be issued in separate series without limitation as to aggregate principal amount. We may specify a maximum aggregate principal amount for the debt securities of any series.

        We are not limited as to the amount of debt securities we may issue under the indentures. Unless otherwise provided in a prospectus supplement, a series of debt securities may be reopened to issue additional debt securities of such series.

        The prospectus supplement relating to a particular series of debt securities will set forth:

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        Unless otherwise specified in the prospectus supplement, the debt securities will be registered debt securities. Debt securities may be sold at a substantial discount below their stated principal amount, bearing no interest or interest at a rate which at time of issuance is below market rates. The material U.S. federal income tax considerations applicable to debt securities sold at a discount will be described in the applicable prospectus supplement.

Exchange and Transfer

        Debt securities may be transferred or exchanged at the office of the security registrar or at the office of any transfer agent designated by us.

        We will not impose a service charge for any transfer or exchange, but we may require holders to pay any tax or other governmental charges associated with any transfer or exchange.

        In the event of any partial redemption of debt securities of any series, we will not be required to:

        We will appoint the trustee as the initial security registrar. Any transfer agent, in addition to the security registrar initially designated by us, will be named in the prospectus supplement. We may designate additional transfer agents or change transfer agents or change the office of the transfer agent.

        However, we will be required to maintain a transfer agent in each place of payment for the debt securities of each series.

Global Securities

        The debt securities of any series may be represented, in whole or in part, by one or more global securities. Each global security will:

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        No global security may be exchanged in whole or in part for debt securities registered in the name of any person other than the depositary or any nominee unless:

        As long as the depositary, or its nominee, is the registered owner of a global security, the depositary or nominee will be considered the sole owner and holder of the debt securities represented by the global security for all purposes under the indentures. Except in the above limited circumstances, owners of beneficial interests in a global security will not be:

        Payments on a global security will be made to the depositary or its nominee as the holder of the global security. Some jurisdictions have laws that require that certain purchasers of securities take physical delivery of such securities in definitive form. These laws may impair the ability to transfer beneficial interests in a global security.

        Institutions that have accounts with the depositary or its nominee are referred to as "participants." Ownership of beneficial interests in a global security will be limited to participants and to persons that may hold beneficial interests through participants. The depositary will credit, on its book-entry registration and transfer system, the respective principal amounts of debt securities represented by the global security to the accounts of its participants.

        Ownership of beneficial interests in a global security will be shown on and effected through records maintained by the depositary, with respect to participants' interests, or any participant, with respect to interests of persons held by participants on their behalf.

        Payments, transfers and exchanges relating to beneficial interests in a global security will be subject to policies and procedures of the depositary. The depositary policies and procedures may change from time to time. Neither any trustee nor we will have any responsibility or liability for the depositary's or any participant's records with respect to beneficial interests in a global security.

Payment and Paying Agents

        Unless otherwise indicated in a prospectus supplement, the provisions described in this paragraph will apply to the debt securities. Payment of interest on a debt security on any interest payment date will be made to the person in whose name the debt security is registered at the close of business on the record date. Payment on debt securities of a particular series will be payable at the office of a paying agent or paying agents designated by us. However, at our option, we may pay interest by mailing a check to the record holder. The trustee will be designated as our initial paying agent.

        We may also name any other paying agents in a prospectus supplement. We may designate additional paying agents, change paying agents or change the office of any paying agent. However, we will be required to maintain a paying agent in each place of payment for the debt securities of a particular series.

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        All moneys paid by us to a paying agent for payment on any debt security that remain unclaimed for a period ending the earlier of:

will be repaid to us thereafter, and the holder may then look only to us for such payment.

No Protection in the Event of a Change of Control

        Unless otherwise indicated in a prospectus supplement with respect to a particular series of debt securities, the debt securities will not contain any provisions that may afford holders of the debt securities protection in the event we have a change in control or in the event of a highly leveraged transaction, whether or not such transaction results in a change in control.

Covenants

        Unless otherwise indicated in a prospectus supplement with respect to a particular series of debt securities, the debt securities will not contain any financial or restrictive covenants.

Consolidation, Merger and Sale of Assets

        Unless we indicate otherwise in a prospectus supplement with respect to a particular series of debt securities, we may not consolidate with or merge into any other person (other than one of our subsidiaries), in a transaction in which we are not the surviving corporation, or convey, transfer or lease our properties and assets substantially as an entirety to, any person (other than one of our subsidiaries), unless:

Events of Default

        Unless we indicate otherwise in a prospectus supplement, the following will be events of default for any series of debt securities under the indentures:

        Additional or different events of default applicable to a series of debt securities may be described in a prospectus supplement. An event of default of one series of debt securities is not necessarily an event of default for any other series of debt securities.

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        The trustee may withhold notice to the holders of any default, except defaults in the payment of principal, premium, if any, interest, any sinking fund installment on, or with respect to any conversion right of, the debt securities of such series. However, the trustee must consider it to be in the interest of the holders of the debt securities of such series to withhold this notice.

        Unless we indicate otherwise in a prospectus supplement, if an event of default, other than an event of default described in the last bullet point above, occurs and is continuing with respect to any series of debt securities, either the trustee or the holders of at least 25 percent in aggregate principal amount of the outstanding debt securities of that series may declare the principal amount and premium, if any, of the debt securities of that series, or if any debt securities of that series are original issue discount securities, such other amount as may be specified in the applicable prospectus supplement, in each case together with accrued and unpaid interest, if any, thereon, to be due and payable immediately.

        Unless we indicate otherwise in a prospectus supplement, if an event of default described in the last bullet point above occurs, the principal amount and premium, if any, of all the debt securities of that series, or if any debt securities of that series are original issue discount securities, such other amount as may be specified in the applicable prospectus supplement, in each case together with accrued and unpaid interest, if any, thereon, will automatically become immediately due and payable. Any payment by us on the subordinated debt securities following any such acceleration will be subject to the subordination provisions described below under "Subordinated Debt Securities."

        Notwithstanding the foregoing, we may, at our option, elect that the sole remedy for an event of default relating to our failure to comply with our obligations described under the section entitled "Reports" below or our failure to comply with the requirements of Section 314(a)(1) of the Trust Indenture Act of 1939, as amended (the "Trust Indenture Act"), will for the first 180 days after the occurrence of such an event of default consist exclusively of the right to receive additional interest on the relevant series of debt securities at an annual rate equal to (i) 0.25% of the principal amount of such series of debt securities for the first 90 days after the occurrence of such event of default and (ii) 0.50% of the principal amount of such series of debt securities from the 91st day to, and including, the 180th day after the occurrence of such event of default, which we call "additional interest." If we so elect, the additional interest will accrue on all outstanding debt securities from and including the date on which such event of default first occurs until such violation is cured or waived and will be payable on each relevant interest payment date to holders of record on the regular record date immediately preceding the interest payment date. On the 181st day after such event of default (if such violation is not cured or waived prior to such 181st day), the debt securities will be subject to acceleration as provided above. If we do not elect to pay additional interest upon any such event of default in accordance with this paragraph, the debt securities will be subject to acceleration as provided above.

        If we elect to pay the additional interest as the sole remedy during the first 180 days after the occurrence of any event of default relating to the failure to comply with the reporting obligations in accordance with the preceding paragraph, we must notify all holders of debt securities and the trustee and paying agent of such election prior to the close of business on the first business day following the date on which such event of default occurs. Upon our failure to timely give such notice or pay the additional interest, the debt securities will be immediately subject to acceleration as provided above.

        After acceleration, the holders of a majority in aggregate principal amount of the outstanding debt securities of that series may, under certain circumstances, rescind and annul such acceleration if all events of default, other than the non-payment of accelerated principal, or other specified amounts or interest, have been cured or waived.

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amount of the outstanding debt securities of any series will have the right to direct the time, method and place of conducting any proceeding for any remedy available to the trustee or exercising any trust or power conferred on the trustee.

        A holder of debt securities of any series will not have any right to institute any proceeding under the indentures, or for the appointment of a receiver or a trustee, or for any other remedy under the indentures, unless:

        Holders may, however, sue to enforce the payment of principal, premium or interest on any debt security on or after the due date or to enforce the right, if any, to convert any debt security (if the debt security is convertible) without following the procedures listed above.

        We will furnish the trustee an annual statement from our officers as to whether or not we are in default in the performance of the conditions and covenants under the indenture and, if so, specifying all known defaults.

Modification and Waiver

        Unless we indicate otherwise in a prospectus supplement, the applicable trustee and we may make modifications and amendments to an indenture with the consent of the holders of a majority in aggregate principal amount of the outstanding debt securities of each series affected by the modification or amendment.

        We may also make modifications and amendments to the indentures for the benefit of holders without their consent, for certain purposes including, but not limited to:

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        However, neither the trustee nor we may make any modification or amendment without the consent of the holder of each outstanding debt security of that series affected by the modification or amendment if such modification or amendment would:

Satisfaction and Discharge; Defeasance

        We may be discharged from our obligations on the debt securities, subject to limited exceptions, of any series that have matured or will mature or be redeemed within one year if we deposit enough money with the trustee to pay all the principal, interest and any premium due to the stated maturity date or redemption date of the debt securities.

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        To make either of the above elections, we must irrevocably deposit in trust with the trustee enough money to pay in full the principal, interest and premium on the debt securities. This amount may be made in cash and/or U.S. government obligations or, in the case of debt securities denominated in a currency other than U.S. dollars, cash in the currency in which such series of securities is denominated and/or foreign government obligations. As a condition to either of the above elections, for debt securities denominated in U.S. dollars we must deliver to the trustee an opinion of counsel that the holders of the debt securities will not recognize income, gain or loss for U.S. federal income tax purposes as a result of the action.

        With respect to debt securities of any series that are denominated in a currency other than United States dollars, "foreign government obligations" means:

Reports

        The indentures provide that any reports or documents that we file with the SEC pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Exchange Act must be filed with the trustee within 15 days after the same are filed with the SEC; however, documents filed by us with the SEC via the EDGAR system will be deemed filed with the trustee as of the time such documents are filed with or furnished to the SEC.

Notices

        Notices to holders will be given by mail to the addresses of the holders in the security register.

Governing Law

        The indentures and the debt securities will be governed by, and construed under, the laws of the State of New York.

No Personal Liability of Directors, Officers, Employees or Stockholders

        No incorporator, stockholder, employee, agent, officer, director or subsidiary of ours will have any liability for any obligations of ours, or because of the creation of any indebtedness under the debt securities, the indentures or supplemental indentures. The indentures provide that all such liability is expressly waived and released as a condition of, and as a consideration for, the execution of such indentures and the issuance of the debt securities.

Regarding the Trustee

        The indentures limit the right of the trustee, should it become our creditor, to obtain payment of claims or secure its claims.

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        The trustee will be permitted to engage in certain other transactions with us. However, if the trustee acquires any conflicting interest, and there is a default under the debt securities of any series for which it is trustee, the trustee must eliminate the conflict or resign.

Subordinated Debt Securities

        The following provisions will be applicable with respect to each series of subordinated debt securities, unless otherwise stated in the prospectus supplement relating to that series of subordinated debt securities.

        The indebtedness evidenced by the subordinated debt securities of any series is subordinated, to the extent provided in the subordinated indenture and the applicable prospectus supplement, to the prior payment in full, in cash or other payment satisfactory to the holders of senior debt, of all senior debt, including any senior debt securities.

        Upon any distribution of our assets upon any dissolution, winding up, liquidation or reorganization, whether voluntary or involuntary, marshalling of assets, assignment for the benefit of creditors, or in bankruptcy, insolvency, receivership or other similar proceedings, payments on the subordinated debt securities will be subordinated in right of payment to the prior payment in full in cash or other payment satisfactory to holders of senior debt of all senior debt.

        In the event of any acceleration of the subordinated debt securities of any series because of an event of default with respect to the subordinated debt securities of that series, holders of any senior debt would be entitled to payment in full in cash or other payment satisfactory to holders of senior debt of all senior debt before the holders of subordinated debt securities are entitled to receive any payment or distribution.

        In addition, the subordinated debt securities will be structurally subordinated to all indebtedness and other liabilities of our subsidiaries, including trade payables and lease obligations. This occurs because our right to receive any assets of our subsidiaries upon their liquidation or reorganization, and your right to participate in those assets, will be effectively subordinated to the claims of that subsidiary's creditors, including trade creditors, except to the extent that we are recognized as a creditor of such subsidiary. If we are recognized as a creditor of that subsidiary, our claims would still be subordinate to any security interest in the assets of the subsidiary and any indebtedness of the subsidiary senior to us.

        We are required to promptly notify holders of senior debt or their representatives under the subordinated indenture if payment of the subordinated debt securities is accelerated because of an event of default.

        Under the subordinated indenture, we may also not make payment on the subordinated debt securities if:

        We will resume payments on the subordinated debt securities:

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        No new payment blockage period may commence on the basis of a nonpayment default unless 365 days have elapsed from the effectiveness of the immediately prior payment blockage notice. No nonpayment default that existed or was continuing on the date of delivery of any payment blockage notice to the trustee will be the basis for a subsequent payment blockage notice.

        As a result of these subordination provisions, in the event of our bankruptcy, dissolution or reorganization, holders of senior debt may receive more, ratably, and holders of the subordinated debt securities may receive less, ratably, than our other creditors. The subordination provisions will not prevent the occurrence of any event of default under the subordinated indenture.

        The subordination provisions will not apply to payments from money or government obligations held in trust by the trustee for the payment of principal, interest and premium, if any, on subordinated debt securities pursuant to the provisions described under the section entitled "Satisfaction and Discharge; Defeasance," if the subordination provisions were not violated at the time the money or government obligations were deposited into trust.

        If the trustee or any holder receives any payment that should not have been made to them in contravention of subordination provisions before all senior debt is paid in full in cash or other payment satisfactory to holders of senior debt, then such payment will be held in trust for the holders of senior debt.

        Senior debt securities will constitute senior debt under the subordinated indenture.

        Additional or different subordination provisions may be described in a prospectus supplement relating to a particular series of debt securities.

Definitions

        "Designated senior debt" means our obligations under any particular senior debt in which the instrument creating or evidencing the same or the assumption or guarantee thereof, or related agreements or documents to which we are a party, expressly provides that such indebtedness will be designated senior debt for purposes of the subordinated indenture. The instrument, agreement or other document evidencing any designated senior debt may place limitations and conditions on the right of such senior debt to exercise the rights of designated senior debt.

        "Indebtedness" means the following, whether absolute or contingent, secured or unsecured, due or to become due, outstanding on the date of the indenture for such series of securities or thereafter created, incurred or assumed:

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        "Senior debt" means the principal of, premium, if any, and interest, including all interest accruing subsequent to the commencement of any bankruptcy or similar proceeding, whether or not a claim for post-petition interest is allowable as a claim in any such proceeding, and rent payable on or in connection with, and all fees and other amounts payable in connection with, our indebtedness. However, senior debt does not include:

        "Subsidiary" means a corporation more than 50% of the outstanding voting stock of which is owned, directly or indirectly, by us or by one or more of our other subsidiaries or by a combination of us and our other subsidiaries. For purposes of this definition, "voting stock" means stock or other similar interests which ordinarily has or have voting power for the election of directors, or persons performing similar functions, whether at all times or only so long as no senior class of stock or other interests has or have such voting power by reason of any contingency.


DESCRIPTION OF THE UNITS

        We may issue units consisting of one or more classes of securities in any combination. Each unit will be issued so that the holder of the unit is also the holder of each security included in the unit. Thus, the holder of a unit will have the rights and obligations of a holder of each included security. The units may be issued under unit agreements to be entered into between us and a unit agent, as detailed in the prospectus supplement relating to the units being offered. The summary of terms of the units contained in this prospectus is not complete, and is subject to modification in any prospectus supplement for any issuance of units. The prospectus supplement will describe:

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        The descriptions of the units in this prospectus and in any prospectus supplement are summaries of the material provisions of the applicable agreements. These descriptions do not restate those agreements in their entirety and may not contain all the information that you may find useful. We urge you to read the applicable agreements because they, and not the summaries, define your rights as holders of the units. For more information, please review the forms of the relevant agreements, which will be filed with the SEC and will be available as described under the heading "Where You Can Find More Information."


PLAN OF DISTRIBUTION

        We may sell the securities offered through this prospectus (1) to or through underwriters or dealers, (2) directly to purchasers, including our affiliates, (3) through agents, or (4) through a combination of any these methods. The securities may be distributed at a fixed price or prices, which may be changed, market prices prevailing at the time of sale, including at-the-market offerings as defined in Rule 415(a)(4) under the Securities Act, at prices related to the prevailing market prices, or negotiated prices. The prospectus supplement will include the following information to the extent applicable:

        We may also issue the securities as a dividend or distribution or in a subscription rights offering to our stockholders. Any such dividend, distribution or subscription rights may or may not be transferable by stockholders. The applicable prospectus supplement will describe the specific terms of the dividend, distribution or subscription rights, including the terms of the dividend, distribution or subscription rights offering, the terms, procedures and limitations relating to the exchange and exercise of the dividend, distribution or subscription rights and, if applicable, the material terms of any standby underwriting or purchase arrangement entered into by us in connection with the offering of common stock or preferred stock through the issuance of a dividend, distribution or subscription rights.

Sale Through Underwriters or Dealers

        If underwriters are used in the sale, the underwriters will acquire the securities for their own account, including through underwriting, purchase, security lending or repurchase agreements with us. The underwriters may resell the securities from time to time in one or more transactions, including negotiated transactions. Underwriters may sell the securities in order to facilitate transactions in any of

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our other securities (described in this prospectus or otherwise), including other public or private transactions and short sales. Underwriters may offer securities to the public either through underwriting syndicates represented by one or more managing underwriters or directly by one or more firms acting as underwriters. Unless otherwise indicated in the prospectus supplement, the obligations of the underwriters to purchase the securities will be subject to certain conditions, and the underwriters will be obligated to purchase all the offered securities if they purchase any of them. The underwriters may change from time to time any initial public offering price and any discounts or concessions allowed or reallowed or paid to dealers. The prospectus supplement will include the names of the principal underwriters, the respective amount of securities underwritten, the nature of the obligation of the underwriters to take the securities and the nature of any material relationship between an underwriter and us.

        If dealers are used in the sale of securities offered through this prospectus, we will sell the securities to them as principals. They may then resell those securities to the public at varying prices determined by the dealers at the time of resale. The prospectus supplement will include the names of the dealers and the terms of the transaction.

Direct Sales and Sales Through Agents

        We may sell the securities offered through this prospectus directly. In this case, no underwriters or agents would be involved. Such securities may also be sold through agents designated from time to time. Sales through agents may be made in at-the-market offerings as defined in Rule 415(a)(4) under the Securities Act or otherwise. The applicable prospectus supplement will name any agent involved in the offer or sale of the offered securities and will describe any commissions payable to the agent by us. Unless otherwise indicated in the prospectus supplement, any agent will agree to use its reasonable efforts to solicit purchases for the period of its appointment.

        We may sell the securities directly to institutional investors or others who may be deemed to be underwriters within the meaning of the Securities Act with respect to any sale of those securities. The terms of any such sales will be described in the prospectus supplement.

Delayed Delivery Contracts

        If the prospectus supplement indicates, we may authorize agents, underwriters or dealers to solicit offers from certain types of institutions to purchase securities at the public offering price under delayed delivery contracts. These contracts would provide for payment and delivery on a specified date in the future. The contracts would be subject only to those conditions described in the prospectus supplement. The applicable prospectus supplement will describe the commission payable for solicitation of those contracts.

Market Making, Stabilization and Other Transactions

        Unless the applicable prospectus supplement states otherwise, each series of offered securities will be a new issue and will have no established trading market. We may elect to list any series of offered securities on an exchange. Any underwriters that we use in the sale of offered securities may make a market in such securities, but may discontinue such market making at any time without notice. Therefore, we cannot assure you that the securities will have a liquid trading market.

        Any underwriter may also engage in stabilizing transactions, syndicate covering transactions and penalty bids in accordance with Rule 104 under the Exchange Act. Stabilizing transactions involve bids to purchase the underlying security in the open market for the purpose of pegging, fixing or maintaining the price of the securities. Syndicate covering transactions involve purchases of the securities in the open market after the distribution has been completed in order to cover syndicate short positions.

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        Penalty bids permit the underwriters to reclaim a selling concession from a syndicate member when the securities originally sold by the syndicate member are purchased in a syndicate covering transaction to cover syndicate short positions. Stabilizing transactions, syndicate covering transactions and penalty bids may cause the price of the securities to be higher than it would be in the absence of the transactions. The underwriters may, if they commence these transactions, discontinue them at any time.

Derivative Transactions and Hedging

        We, the underwriters or other agents may engage in derivative transactions involving the securities. These derivatives may consist of short sale transactions and other hedging activities. The underwriters or agents may acquire a long or short position in the securities, hold or resell securities acquired and purchase options or futures on the securities and other derivative instruments with returns linked to or related to changes in the price of the securities. In order to facilitate these derivative transactions, we may enter into security lending or repurchase agreements with the underwriters or agents. The underwriters or agents may effect the derivative transactions through sales of the securities to the public, including short sales, or by lending the securities in order to facilitate short sale transactions by others. The underwriters or agents may also use the securities purchased or borrowed from us or others (or, in the case of derivatives, securities received from us in settlement of those derivatives) to directly or indirectly settle sales of the securities or close out any related open borrowings of the securities.

Electronic Auctions

        We may also make sales through the Internet or through other electronic means. Since we may from time to time elect to offer securities directly to the public, with or without the involvement of agents, underwriters or dealers, utilizing the Internet or other forms of electronic bidding or ordering systems for the pricing and allocation of such securities, you should pay particular attention to the description of that system we will provide in a prospectus supplement.

        Such electronic system may allow bidders to directly participate, through electronic access to an auction site, by submitting conditional offers to buy that are subject to acceptance by us, and which may directly affect the price or other terms and conditions at which such securities are sold. These bidding or ordering systems may present to each bidder, on a so-called "real-time" basis, relevant information to assist in making a bid, such as the clearing spread at which the offering would be sold, based on the bids submitted, and whether a bidder's individual bids would be accepted, prorated or rejected. Any such matters will be described in the applicable prospectus supplement.

        Upon completion of such an electronic auction process, securities may be allocated based on prices bid, terms of bid or other factors. The final offering price at which securities would be sold and the allocation of securities among bidders may be based in whole or in part on the results of the Internet or other electronic bidding process or auction.

General Information

        Agents, underwriters, and dealers may be entitled, under agreements entered into with us, to indemnification by us against certain liabilities, including liabilities under the Securities Act.


LEGAL MATTERS

        Unless otherwise stated in any prospectus supplement, the validity of the securities offered by this prospectus will be passed upon for us by Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP. Any underwriters or placement agents will be represented by their own counsel.

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EXPERTS

        The consolidated financial statements and financial statement schedule II of Overstock.com, Inc. as of December 31, 2019 and 2018, and for each of the years in the three-year period ended December 31, 2019, and management's assessment of the effectiveness of internal control over financial reporting as of December 31, 2019 have been incorporated by reference herein in reliance upon the reports of KPMG LLP, an independent registered public accounting firm, incorporated by reference herein, and upon the authority of said firm as experts in accounting and auditing.

        The audit report covering the December 31, 2019 consolidated financial statements refers to a change in the method of accounting for leases as of January 1, 2019 due to the adoption of Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) Accounting Standards Update (ASU) No. 2016-02, Leases (Topic 842), and related amendments.

        The audit report covering the December 31, 2019 consolidated financial statements refers to a change in the method of accounting for revenue from contracts with customers as of January 1, 2018 due to the adoption of FASB ASU No. 2014-09, Revenue from Contracts with Customers (Topic 606).


WHERE YOU CAN FIND MORE INFORMATION

        We file annual, quarterly and current reports, proxy statements and other information with the SEC. Our filings with the SEC are also available to the public through the SEC's Internet site at www.sec.gov. In addition, since our securities are listed on The Nasdaq Global Market, you can read our SEC filings at The Nasdaq Stock Market, Inc., Reports Section, 1735 K Street N.W., Washington, D.C. 20006. Our annual, quarterly and current reports and amendments to those reports are also available over the Internet at our website at www.overstock.com. All internet addresses provided in this prospectus are for informational purposes only and are not intended to be hyperlinks. In addition, the information on, or accessible through, our Internet site, or any other Internet site described herein, is not a part of, and is not incorporated or deemed to be incorporated by reference in, this prospectus.

        We have filed with the SEC a registration statement under the Securities Act relating to the offering of these securities. The registration statement, including the attached exhibits, contains additional relevant information about us and the securities. This prospectus does not contain all of the information set forth in the registration statement. The registration statement and the documents referred to below under "Information Incorporated by Reference" are also available on our Internet website at www.overstock.com. We have not incorporated by reference into this prospectus the information on our website, and you should not consider it to be a part of this prospectus.


INFORMATION INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE

        The SEC allows us to incorporate by reference into this prospectus certain information we file with it, which means that we can disclose important information by referring you to those documents. The information incorporated by reference is considered to be a part of this prospectus, and information that we file later with the SEC will automatically update and supersede information contained in this prospectus and any accompanying prospectus supplement and/or free writing prospectus. We incorporate by reference the documents listed below that we have previously filed with the SEC (excluding any portions of any Form 8-K that are not deemed "filed" pursuant to the General Instructions of Form 8-K):

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        We also incorporate by reference into this prospectus additional documents that we may file with the SEC under Sections 13(a), 13(c), 14 or 15(d) of the Exchange Act (i) after the initial filing of the registration statement that contains this prospectus and prior to the effectiveness of such registration statement, and (ii) prior to the completion or termination of the offering, but excluding any information deemed furnished and not filed with the SEC. Any statements contained in a previously filed document incorporated by reference into this prospectus is deemed to be modified or superseded for purposes of this prospectus to the extent that a statement contained in this prospectus, or in a subsequently filed document also incorporated by reference herein, modifies or supersedes that statement.

        This prospectus may contain information that updates, modifies or is contrary to information in one or more of the documents incorporated by reference in this prospectus. You should not assume that the information in this prospectus is accurate as of any date other than the date of this prospectus or the date of the documents incorporated by reference in this prospectus.

        We will provide to each person, including any beneficial owner, to whom this prospectus is delivered, upon written or oral request, at no cost to the requester, a copy of any or all of the information that is incorporated by reference in this prospectus. Requests for such documents should be directed to:

Overstock.com, Inc.
799 West Coliseum Way
Midvale, Utah 84047
Attn: Investor Relations
(801) 947-3100

        You may also access the documents incorporated by reference in this prospectus through our website at www.overstock.com. No information available on or through our website shall be deemed to be incorporated in this prospectus or the registration statement of which it forms a part.

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PART II
INFORMATION NOT REQUIRED IN THE PROSPECTUS

Item 14.    Other Expenses of Issuance and Distribution

        The following table sets forth the estimated costs and expenses (other than the actual registration fee) payable by the registrant in connection with the sale of the securities being registered.

Securities and Exchange Commission registration fee

    19,470  

Accounting fees and expenses

     

Legal fees and expenses

     

Printing and engraving expenses

     

Fees and expenses of the transfer agent

     

Fees and expenses of trustee and counsel

     

Rating agency fees

     

Miscellaneous

     

Total

  $  

Estimated expenses are not presently known. The foregoing sets forth the general categories of expenses (other than underwriting discounts and commissions) that the registrant anticipates it will incur in connection with the offering of securities under this Registration Statement. An estimate of the aggregate expenses in connection with the issuance and distribution of the securities being offered will be included in the applicable prospectus supplement.

Item 15.    Indemnification of Directors and Officers

        The following summary is qualified in its entirety by reference to the General Corporation Law of the State of Delaware (the "Delaware General Corporation Law"), our amended and restated certificate of incorporation, our amended and restated bylaws, and the agreements referred to below.

        Section 145 of the Delaware General Corporation Law empowers a corporation to indemnify its directors and officers and to purchase insurance with respect to liability arising out of their capacity or status as directors and officers, provided that the person acted in good faith and in a manner the person reasonably believed to be in or not opposed to the best interests of the corporation, and, with respect to any criminal action, had no reasonable cause to believe the person's actions were unlawful. The Delaware General Corporation Law further provides that the indemnification permitted thereunder shall not be deemed exclusive of any other rights to which the directors and officers may be entitled under the corporation's amended and restated bylaws, any agreement, a vote of stockholders or otherwise.

        Our amended and restated certificate of incorporation provides that we shall indemnify to the fullest extent permitted by law, as then or thereafter in effect, any person made or threatened to be made a party to an action or proceeding, whether criminal, civil, administrative or investigative, by reason of the fact that he, his testator or intestate is or was a director or officer of the Company or any predecessor of the Company or serves or served at any other enterprise as a director, officer, employee or agent at the request of the Company or any predecessor to the Company and such right to indemnification shall continue as to a person who has ceased to be a director or officer of the Company and shall inure to the benefit of his or her heirs, executors and personal and legal representatives; provided, however, that, except for proceedings to enforce rights to indemnification, the Company shall not be obligated to indemnify any director or officer (or his or her heirs, executors or personal or legal representatives) in connection with a proceeding (or part thereof) initiated by such person unless such proceeding (or part thereof) was authorized or consented to by our board of

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directors. The right to indemnification conferred by the foregoing provision shall include the right to be paid by the Company the expenses incurred in defending or otherwise participating in any proceeding in advance of its final disposition. Our amended and restated certificate of incorporation further provides that we may indemnify to the fullest extent permitted by law, as now or thereinafter in effect, any person made or threatened to be made a party to an action or proceeding, whether criminal, civil, administrative or investigative, by reason of the fact that he, his testator or intestate is or was an employee or agent of the Company or any predecessor of the Company or serves or served at any other enterprise as a director, officer, employee or agent at the request of the Company or any predecessor to the Company. The rights to indemnification and to the advancement of expenses conferred by the foregoing provision shall not be exclusive of any other right which any person may have or acquire under the amended and restated certificate of incorporation as amended from time to time, the amended and restated bylaws of the Company, as amended from time to time, any statute, agreement, vote of the stockholders of the Company or disinterested directors of the Company or otherwise. The amended and restated certificate of incorporation further provides that neither any amendment nor repeal of any section of the article dealing with indemnification, nor the adoption of any provision of the amended and restated certificate of incorporation inconsistent with such article, shall adversely affect any right or protection of any director or officer established pursuant to such article existing at the time of such amendment, repeal or adoption of an inconsistent provision, including without limitation by eliminating or reducing the effect of such article, for or in respect of any act, omission or other matter occurring, or any action or proceeding accruing or arising (or that, but for such article, would accrue or arise) prior to such amendment, repeal or adoption of an inconsistent provision.

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        Section 102(b)(7) of the Delaware General Corporation Law permits a corporation to provide in its certificate of incorporation that a director of the corporation shall not be personally liable to the corporation or its stockholders for monetary damages for breach of fiduciary duty as a director, except (1) for any breach of the director's duty of loyalty to the corporation or its stockholders, (2) for acts or omissions not in good faith or which involve intentional misconduct or a knowing violation of law, (3) for payments of unlawful dividends or unlawful stock repurchases or redemptions or (4) for any transaction from which the director derived an improper personal benefit. Our amended and restated certificate of incorporation provides that, to the fullest extent permitted by the Delaware General Corporation Law, as the same existed or may be amended, our directors shall not be personally liable to us or our stockholders for monetary damages for breach of fiduciary duty as a director.

        Section 174 of the Delaware General Corporation Law provides, among other things, that a director who willfully or negligently approves of an unlawful payment of dividends or an unlawful stock purchase or redemption may be held liable for such unlawful payments. A director who was either absent when the unlawful actions were approved, or dissented at the time, may avoid liability by causing his or her dissent to such actions to be entered in the books containing minutes of the meetings of the board of directors at the time such action occurred or immediately after such absent director receives notice of the unlawful acts.

        As permitted by the Delaware General Corporation Law, we have entered into separate indemnification agreements with each of our directors and certain of our officers which require us, among other things, to indemnify them against certain liabilities which may arise by reason of their status as directors, officers or certain other employees.

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connection with the defense of, and certain liabilities which might be imposed as a result of, actions, suits or proceedings to which they are parties by reason of being or having been directors or officers. The coverage provided by these policies may apply whether or not we would have the power to indemnify such person against such liability under the provisions of the Delaware General Corporation Law.

        These indemnification provisions and the indemnification agreements entered into between us and our officers and directors may be sufficiently broad to permit indemnification of our officers and directors for liabilities (including reimbursement of expenses incurred) arising under the Securities Act of 1933.

        See also the undertakings set out in response to Item 17 herein.

Item 16.    Exhibits

        Except as otherwise indicated in the Exhibit Index below, the following exhibits are filed herewith or incorporated by reference herein:


EXHIBIT INDEX

 
   
  Incorporated by Reference    
Exhibit
No.
  Exhibit Description   Form   SEC
File No.
  Exhibit   Filing Date   Filed
Herewith
  1   Form of Underwriting Agreement.*                    

 

3.1

 

Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation.

 

10-Q

 

000-49799

 

3.1

 

July 29, 2014

 

 

 

3.2

 

Certificate of Designation of Digital Voting Series A-1 Preferred Stock of Overstock.com,  Inc.

 

8-K

 

000-49799

 

3.3

 

June 27, 2019

 

 

 

3.3

 

Certificate of Designation for the Voting Series B Preferred Stock of Overstock.com, Inc.

 

8-K

 

000-49799

 

3.2

 

December 15, 2016

 

 

 

3.4

 

Amended and Restated Bylaws.

 

10-Q

 

000-49799

 

3.2

 

November 9, 2015

 

 

 

4.1

 

Form of specimen common stock certificate.

 

S-1

 

333-83728

 

4.1

 

May 6, 2002

 

 

 

4.2

 

Form of Senior Indenture.

 

S-3

 

333-203607

 

4.2

 

April 24, 2015

 

 

 

4.3

 

Form of Subordinated Indenture.

 

S-3

 

333-203607

 

4.3

 

April 24, 2015

 

 

 

4.4

 

Form of Senior Debt Security.*

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4.5

 

Form of Subordinated Debt Security.*

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4.6

 

Form of Certificate of Designation.*

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4.7

 

Form of Preferred Stock Certificate.*

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4.8

 

Form of Warrant Agreement.*

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  Incorporated by Reference    
Exhibit
No.
  Exhibit Description   Form   SEC
File No.
  Exhibit   Filing Date   Filed
Herewith
  4.9   Form of Warrant Certificate.*                    

 

4.10

 

Form of Deposit Agreement.*

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4.11

 

Form of Depositary Receipt.*

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4.12

 

Form of Unit Agreement.*

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5.1

 

Opinion of Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

23.1

 

Consent of KPMG LLP.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

23.2

 

Consent of Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP (included in Exhibit 5.1).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

24.1

 

Powers of Attorney.**

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

25.1

 

Form T-1 Statement of Eligibility of Trustee for Senior Indenture under the Trust Indenture Act of 1939.***

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

25.2

 

Form T-1 Statement of Eligibility of Trustee for Subordinated Indenture under the Trust Indenture Act of 1939.***

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*
To be filed by amendment, as an exhibit to a Current Report on Form 8-K or by other applicable filing with the SEC to be incorporated by reference herein.

**
Previously filed.

***
To be filed pursuant to Section 305(b)(2) of the Trust Indenture Act of 1939.

Item 17.    Undertakings

(a)
The undersigned registrant hereby undertakes:

(1)
To file, during any period in which offers or sales are being made, a post-effective amendment to this registration statement:

(i)
To include any prospectus required by Section 10(a)(3) of the Securities Act of 1933;

(ii)
To reflect in the prospectus any facts or events arising after the effective date of the registration statement (or the most recent post-effective amendment thereof) which, individually or in the aggregate, represent a fundamental change in the information set forth in the registration statement. Notwithstanding the foregoing, any increase or decrease in volume of securities offered (if the total dollar value of securities offered would not exceed that which was registered) and any deviation from the low or high end of the estimated maximum offering range may be reflected in the form of prospectus filed with the SEC pursuant to Rule 424(b) if, in the aggregate, the changes in volume and price represent no more than a 20 percent change in the maximum aggregate offering price set forth in the "Calculation of Registration Fee" table in the effective registration statement; and

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(b)
The undersigned registrant hereby undertakes that, for purposes of determining any liability under the Securities Act of 1933, each filing of the registrant's annual report pursuant to Section 13(a) or Section 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (and, where applicable, each filing of an employee benefit plan's annual report pursuant to Section 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934) that is incorporated by reference in the registration statement shall be deemed to be a new registration statement relating to the securities offered therein, and the offering of such securities at that time shall be deemed to be the initial bona fide offering thereof.

(c)
Insofar as indemnification for liabilities arising under the Securities Act of 1933 may be permitted to directors, officers and controlling persons of the registrant pursuant to the foregoing provisions, or otherwise, the registrant has been advised that in the opinion of the Securities and Exchange Commission such indemnification is against public policy as expressed in the Securities Act of 1933 and is, therefore, unenforceable. In the event that a claim for indemnification against such liabilities (other than the payment by the registrant of expenses incurred or paid by a director, officer or controlling person of the registrant in the successful defense of any action, suit or proceeding), is asserted by such director, officer or controlling person in connection with the securities being registered, the registrant will, unless in the opinion of its counsel the matter has been settled by controlling precedent, submit to a court of appropriate jurisdiction the question whether such indemnification by it is against public policy as expressed in the Securities Act of 1933 and will be governed by the final adjudication of such issue.

(d)
The undersigned registrant hereby undertakes to file an application for the purpose of determining the eligibility of the trustee to act under subsection (a) of section 310 of the Trust Indenture Act in accordance with the rules and regulations prescribed by the SEC under section 305(b)(2) of the Trust Indenture Act.

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SIGNATURES

        Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, the Registrant certifies that it has reasonable grounds to believe that it meets all of the requirements for filing on Form S-3 and has duly caused this post-effective amendment No. 2 to registration statement on Form S-3 to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized in Midvale, Utah, on March 13, 2020.

    OVERSTOCK.COM, INC.

 

 

By:

 

/s/ JONATHAN E. JOHNSON III

        Name:   Jonathan E. Johnson III
        Title:   Chief Executive Officer (principal executive officer)

        Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, this post-effective amendment No. 2 to registration statement has been signed by the following persons in the capacities and on the dates indicated:

Signature
 
Title
 
Date

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
/s/ JONATHAN E. JOHNSON III

Jonathan E. Johnson III
  Chief Executive Officer (Principal Executive Officer) and Director   March 13, 2020

/s/ ANTHONY D. STRONG

Anthony D. Strong

 

Acting Chief Financial Officer (Principal Financial Officer and Principal Accounting Officer)

 

March 13, 2020

*

Allison H. Abraham

 

Chairwoman of the Board

 

March 13, 2020

*

Dr. Robert Shapiro

 

Director

 

March 13, 2020

*

Barclay F. Corbus

 

Director

 

March 13, 2020

*

Joseph J. Tabacco, Jr.

 

Director

 

March 13, 2020

*By:

 

/s/ JONATHAN E. JOHNSON III

Jonathan E. Johnson III
Attorney-in-Fact

 

 

 

 

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Exhibit 5.1

 

 

 

 

March 13, 2020

 

Overstock.com, Inc.

799 West Coliseum Way

Midvale, Utah 84047

 

 

Re:

Overstock.com, Inc.

 

Registration Statement on Form S-3

 

 

 

Ladies and Gentlemen:

 

We have acted as counsel to Overstock.com, Inc., a Delaware corporation (the “Company”), in connection with the filing of Post-Effective Amendment No. 2 to the Registration Statement on Form S-3 (Registration No. 333-233913) (the “Registration Statement”), being filed by the Company on the date hereof with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “Commission”) under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Act”), relating to the registration of the offer and sale from time to time by the Company of (a) common stock, par value $0.0001 per share (“Common Stock”); (b) preferred stock, par value $0.0001 per share (“Preferred Stock”); (c) depositary shares representing fractional shares of Preferred Stock (“Depositary Shares”); (d) debt securities, which may be senior or subordinated (“Debt Securities”); (e) warrants to purchase Debt Securities, Preferred Stock, Common Stock or Depositary Shares (“Warrants”); and (f) units (“Units”) consisting of one or more of Debt Securities, Common Stock, Preferred Stock, Warrants, Depositary Shares or any combination thereof (all of the foregoing, the “Securities”), in each case as set forth in the Registration Statement, any amendment thereto, the prospectus contained therein (the “Prospectus”) and supplements to the Prospectus (the “Prospectus Supplements”) filed pursuant to Rule 415 under the Act.

 

The rights, preferences and designations of the Preferred Stock (including Preferred Stock represented by Depositary Shares) will be or have already been issued pursuant to a certificate of designation to the Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation of the Company, if necessary, to be or that has already been filed by amendment to the Registration Statement or as an exhibit to a Current Report on Form 8-K and incorporated by reference to the Registration Statement.  The Depository Shares will be issued under a deposit agreement (the “Deposit Agreement”) between the Company and a depositary agent (the “Depositary Agent”) to be filed by amendment to the Registration Statement or as an exhibit to a Current Report on Form 8-K and incorporated by reference to the Registration Statement.  The Debt Securities will be issued under one or more series under one or more indentures or supplemental indentures (each, an “Indenture”) between the Company and one or more indenture trustees (each, an “Indenture Trustee”), to be filed by amendment to the Registration Statement or as an exhibit to a Current Report on Form 8-K and incorporated by reference to the Registration Statement.  The Warrants will be issued under a warrant agreement (the “Warrant Agreement”) between the Company and a warrant agent (the “Warrant Agent”) to be filed by amendment to the Registration Statement or as an exhibit to a Current Report on Form 8-K and incorporated by reference to the Registration Statement.  The Units will be issued under a unit agreement (the “Unit Agreement”) between the Company and a unit agent (the “Unit Agent”) to be filed by amendment to the Registration Statement or as an exhibit to a Current Report on Form 8-K and incorporated by reference to the Registration Statement.

 

In connection herewith, we have examined and relied without investigation as to matters of fact upon the Registration Statement and the exhibits thereto and such certificates, statements and results of inquiries of public officials and officers and representatives of the Company and originals or copies, certified or otherwise identified to our satisfaction, of such other documents, corporate records, certificates and instruments as we have deemed necessary or appropriate to enable us to render the opinions expressed herein. We have assumed the genuineness of all signatures on all documents examined by us, the legal competence and capacity of natural persons, the authenticity of documents submitted to us as originals, and the conformity with authentic original documents of all

 


 

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documents submitted to us as copies or by facsimile or other means of electronic transmission, or which we obtained from the Commission’s Electronic Data Gathering, Analysis and Retrieval system (“Edgar”) or other sites maintained by a court or governmental authority or regulatory body and the authenticity of the originals of such latter documents. If any document we examined in printed, word processed or similar form has been filed with the Commission on Edgar or such court or governmental authority or regulatory body, we have assumed that the document so filed is identical to the document we examined except for formatting changes.

 

We also have assumed that: (1) at the time of execution, countersignature, issuance and delivery of depositary receipts (“Receipts”) evidencing the Depositary Shares, the related Deposit Agreement will be the valid and legally binding obligation of the Depositary Agent, enforceable against such party in accordance with its terms; (2) at the time of execution, authentication, issuance and delivery of the Debt Securities, the related Indenture will be the valid and legally binding obligation of the Trustee, enforceable against such party in accordance with its terms; (3) at the time of execution, countersignature, issuance and delivery of any Warrants, the related Warrant Agreement will be the valid and legally binding obligation of the Warrant Agent, enforceable against such party in accordance with its terms; and (4) at the time of the execution, countersignature, issuance and delivery of the Units, the related Unit Agreement will be the valid and legally binding obligation of the Unit Agent, enforceable against such party in accordance with its terms.

 

We have assumed further that: (1) at the time of execution, countersignature, issuance and delivery of any Receipts, the Deposit Agreement will have been duly authorized, executed and delivered by the Company and the Deposit Agent, will be in full force and effect and will not have been terminated or rescinded by the Company or the Deposit Agent; (2) at the time of execution, authentication, issuance and delivery of the Debt Securities, the related Indenture will continue to be in full force and effect and will not have been terminated or rescinded by the Company or the Trustee; (3) at the time of execution, countersignature, issuance and delivery of any Warrants, the related Warrant Agreement will have been duly authorized, executed and delivered by the Company and the Warrant Agent, will be in full force and effect and will not have been terminated or rescinded by the Company or the Warrant Agent; (4) at the time of execution, issuance and delivery of any Units, the Unit Agreement will have been duly authorized, executed and delivered by the Company and the Unit Agent, will be in full force and effect and will not have been terminated or rescinded by the Company or the Unit Agent; and (5) at the time of the issuance and sale of any of the Securities, the terms of the Securities, and their issuance and sale, will have been established so as not to violate any applicable law or result in a default under or breach of any agreement or instrument binding upon the Company, and so as to comply with any requirement or restriction imposed by any court or governmental body having jurisdiction over the Company.

 

Based upon the foregoing and in reliance thereon, and subject to the assumptions, comments, qualifications, limitations and exceptions stated herein and the effectiveness of the Registration Statement under the Act, we are of the opinion that:

 

1.             With respect to the Common Stock, assuming the (a) taking by the Board of Directors of the Company, a duly constituted and acting committee of such board or duly authorized officers of the Company (such Board of Directors, committee or authorized officers being referred to herein as the “Board”) of all necessary corporate action to authorize and approve the issuance of the Common Stock and (b) due issuance and delivery of the Common Stock, upon payment therefor in accordance with the applicable definitive purchase, underwriting or similar agreement approved by the Board or upon the exercise of a Warrant, the Common Stock will be validly issued, fully paid and nonassessable.

 

2.             With respect to the Preferred Stock, assuming the (a) taking by the Board of all necessary corporate action to authorize and approve the issuance of the Preferred Stock, (b) due filing of a certificate of designation to the Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation of the Company, if necessary, and (c) due issuance and delivery of the Preferred Stock, upon payment therefor in accordance with the applicable definitive purchase, underwriting or similar agreement approved by the Board, upon the exercise of a Warrant, or in connection with a distribution otherwise approved by the Board, the Preferred Stock will be validly issued, fully paid and nonassessable.

 


 

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3.             With respect to the Depositary Shares, assuming the (a) taking of all necessary corporate action to authorize and approve the issuance and terms of the related Preferred Stock in conformity with the Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation of the Company, (b) due filing of a certificate of designation to the Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation of the Company, if necessary, (c) due establishment of the terms of the Depositary Shares and of their issuance and sale in conformity with the terms of a valid and legally binding Deposit Agreement conforming to the description thereof in the Prospectus, (d) due issuance and delivery of the related Preferred Stock upon payment of the consideration therefor provided in the applicable definitive purchase, underwriting or similar agreement approved by the Board or upon the exercise of a Warrant and (e) due issuance and delivery of Receipts evidencing the Depositary Shares against the deposit of the Preferred Stock in accordance with the Deposit Agreement, such Receipts will be validly issued and will entitle the holders thereof to the rights specified in the Deposit Agreement.

 

4.             With respect to the Debt Securities, assuming the (a) taking of all necessary corporate action to authorize and approve the issuance and terms of any Debt Securities, the terms of the offering thereof and related matters by the Board and (b) due execution, authentication, issuance and delivery of such Debt Securities, upon payment of the consideration therefor provided for in the applicable definitive purchase, underwriting or similar agreement approved by the Board and otherwise in accordance with the provisions of the applicable Indenture or upon the exercise of a Warrant, such Debt Securities will constitute valid and legally binding obligations of the Company, enforceable against the Company in accordance with their terms.

 

5.             With respect to the Warrants, assuming the (a) taking of all necessary corporate action to authorize and approve the issuance and terms of the Warrants, the terms of the offering thereof and related matters and (b) due execution, countersignature, issuance and delivery of such Warrants, upon payment of the consideration for such Warrants provided for in the applicable definitive purchase, underwriting or similar agreement approved by the Board and otherwise in accordance with the provisions of the applicable Warrant Agreement, such Warrants will constitute valid and legally binding obligations of the Company, enforceable against the Company in accordance with their terms.

 

6.             With respect to the Units, assuming the (a) taking of all necessary corporate action to authorize and approve the issuance and the terms of the Units, the related Unit Agreement and any Securities which are components of the Units, the terms of the offering thereof and related matters and (b) due execution, countersignature (where applicable), authentication, issuance and delivery of the Units and the Securities that are components of such Units in each case upon the payment of the consideration therefor provided for in the applicable definitive purchase, underwriting or similar agreement approved by the Board, and otherwise in accordance with the provisions of the applicable (i) Deposit Agreement, in the case of Depositary Shares, (ii) Indenture, in the case of Debt Securities, (iii) Warrant Agreement, in the case of Warrants, and (iv) purchase, underwriting or similar agreement, in case of other securities, or upon the exercise of a Warrant, such Units will be validly issued and will entitle the holders thereof to the rights specified in the Unit Agreement.

 

In addition to the assumptions, comments, qualifications, limitations and exceptions set forth above, the opinions set forth herein are further limited by, subject to and based upon the following assumptions, comments, qualifications, limitations and exceptions:

 

(a)           Our opinions herein reflect only the application of (i) the General Corporation Law of the State of Delaware (including the statutory provisions, all applicable provisions of the Delaware constitution and reported judicial decisions interpreting the foregoing), (ii) applicable laws of the State of New York (excluding (x) all laws, rules and regulations of cities, counties and other political subdivisions of such State and (y) the securities, blue sky, environmental, employee benefit, pension, antitrust and tax laws of such State, as to which we express no opinion), and (iii) the federal laws of the United States (excluding the federal securities laws, as to which we express no opinion). The opinions set forth herein are made as of the date hereof and are subject to, and may be limited by, future changes in the factual matters set forth herein, and we undertake no duty to advise you of the same. The opinions expressed herein are based upon the law in effect (and published or otherwise generally available) on the date hereof, and we assume no obligation to revise or supplement these opinions should such law be changed by legislative action, judicial decision or otherwise. In rendering our opinions, we have not considered,

 


 

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and hereby disclaim any opinion as to, the application or impact of any laws, cases, decisions, rules or regulations of any other jurisdiction, court or administrative agency.

 

(b)           Our opinions herein are subject to and may be limited by (i) applicable bankruptcy, insolvency, reorganization, receivership, moratorium and other similar laws affecting or relating to the rights and remedies of creditors generally including, without limitation, laws relating to fraudulent transfers or conveyances, preferences and equitable subordination; (ii) general principles of equity (regardless of whether considered in a proceeding in equity or at law); (iii) an implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing; (iv) requirements that a claim with respect to the Securities denominated other than in United States dollars (or a judgment denominated other than in United States dollars with respect to such a claim) be converted into United States dollars at a rate of exchange prevailing on a date determined pursuant to applicable law; and (v) governmental authority to limit, delay or prohibit the making of payments outside the United States or in foreign or composite currency.

 

(c)           Our opinions are further subject to the effect of generally applicable rules of law arising from statutes, judicial and administrative decisions, and the rules and regulations of governmental authorities that: (i) limit or affect the enforcement of provisions of a contract that purport to require waiver of the obligations of good faith, fair dealing, diligence and reasonableness; (ii) limit the availability of a remedy under certain circumstances where another remedy has been elected; (iii) limit the enforceability of provisions releasing, exculpating or exempting a party from, or requiring indemnification of a party for, liability for its own action or inaction, to the extent the action or inaction involves negligence, recklessness, willful misconduct or unlawful conduct; (iv) may, where less than all of the contract may be unenforceable, limit the enforceability of the balance of the contract to circumstances in which the unenforceable portion is not an essential part of the agreed exchange; and (v) govern and afford judicial discretion regarding the determination of damages and entitlement to attorneys’ fees.

 

(d)           We express no opinion as to the enforceability of any rights to indemnification or contribution provided for in any Deposit Agreement, Indenture, Warrant Agreement, Unit Agreement or other agreement which are violative of public policy underlying any law, rule or regulation (including any federal or state securities law, rule or regulation) or the legality of such rights.

 

(e)           We express no opinion as to the enforceability of (1) any provision in any Deposit Agreement, Indenture, Warrant Agreement, Unit Agreement or other agreement purporting or attempting to (A) confer exclusive jurisdiction and/or venue upon certain courts or otherwise waive the defenses of forum non conveniens or improper venue, (B) confer subject matter jurisdiction on a court not having independent grounds therefor, (C) modify or waive the requirements for effective service of process for any action that may be brought, (D) waive the right of the Company or any other person to a trial by jury, (E) provide that remedies are cumulative or that decisions by a party are conclusive, or (F) modify or waive the rights to notice, legal defenses, statutes of limitations or other benefits that cannot be waived under applicable law or (2) any choice of law provision of any Deposit Agreement, Indenture, Warrant Agreement, Unit Agreement or other agreement relating thereto.

 

(f)            You have informed us that you intend to issue the Securities from time to time on a delayed or continuous basis, and this opinion is limited to the laws, including the rules and regulations, as in effect on the date hereof. We understand that prior to issuing any Securities you will afford us an opportunity to review the operative documents pursuant to which such Securities are to be issued (including the applicable Prospectus Supplement) and will file such supplement or amendment to this opinion (if any) as we may reasonably consider necessary or appropriate by reason of the terms of such Securities.

 

We do not render any opinions except as set forth above. We hereby consent to the filing of this opinion as an exhibit to the Registration Statement and to the use of our name under the caption “Legal Matters” in the Prospectus. We also consent to your filing copies of this opinion as an exhibit to the Registration Statement with agencies of such states as you deem necessary in the course of complying with the laws of such states regarding the offering and sale of the Securities. In giving such consent, we do not thereby concede that we are within the category of persons whose consent is required under Section 7 of the Act or the Rules and Regulations of the Commission thereunder.

 


 

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Very truly yours,

 

/s/ Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP

 

 

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP

 




Exhibit 23.1

 

Consent of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm

 

The Board of Directors
Overstock.com, Inc.:

 

We consent to the use of our reports dated March 13, 2020 with respect to the consolidated balance sheets of Overstock.com, Inc. as of December 31, 2019 and 2018, the related consolidated statements of operations, comprehensive loss, changes in stockholders’ equity and cash flows for each of the years in the three-year period ended December 31, 2019, and the related notes and financial statement schedule II (collectively, the consolidated financial statements) and the effectiveness of internal control over financial reporting as of December 31, 2019, incorporated herein by reference and to the reference to our firm under the heading “Experts” in the prospectus.

 

Our report dated March 13, 2020 on the consolidated financial statements refers to a change in the method of accounting for leases as of January 1, 2019 due to the adoption of Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) Accounting Standards Update (ASU) No. 2016-02, Leases (Topic 842), and related amendments.

 

Our report dated March 13, 2020, on the consolidated financial statements refers to a change in the method of accounting for revenue from contracts with customers as of January 1, 2018 due to the adoption of FASB ASU No. 2014-09, Revenue from Contracts with Customers (Topic 606).

 

/s/ KPMG LLP

Salt Lake City, Utah

March 13, 2020