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eBay was founded in 1995 by the US based Internet entrepreneur Pierre
Omidyar and was the first online auction marketplace where people can buy and
sale goods to other Internet users. With over 150 million customers globally
today eBay is the Worlds largest online marketplace operating in over
thirty separate markets representing millions of items across thousands of diverse
categories. As well as being the largest online marketplace regional eBay
marketplaces often top their region for market share of Internet sales and purchases.
In the 1990's Pierre was an early enthusiast of the Internet and the opportunities
it presented. His partner had a growing Pez (the sweet dispenser) collection
and was having difficulty finding similarly minded people to trade with. Pierre
thought that the Internet could provide a central virtual marketplace for individuals
and small businesses to sell, meet & promote their goods and services to others
with similar niche interests. eBay development started soon after and
on it's launch this novel idea proved extraordinary popular and became a whirlwind
success within the US Internet community. Soon eBay buying began to attract
customers from other countries and development of separate global marketplaces
began in earnest.
The UK eBay marketplace was launched in October 1999, and is the countries
largest online market place and No. 1 e-commerce site. There are over 10,000,000
UK eBay registered users and live listings of over 3,000,000 items for sale
at any time on the United Kingdom site. These three million items are spread
over their broad range of categories - there are over 10,000 distinct sections
to browse or search through. eBay UK continues to grow in strength and
the company recently reported that the regional marketplace reached a quarter
revenue of $100,000,000 (compared with their total net revenue for the quarter
of over $1 billion).
Popular sections of the UK eBay buying marketplace include the following:
- eBay motors
- Office furniture
- Musical instruments
- DVD players
- Concert tickets
- Antique clocks
- Garden furniture
Check out what last minute bargains you can secure online at the UK eBay
marketplace including items with no reserve and bids that are ending in the
eBay buying - pick up a fantastic online bargain today.
eBay Products and Services OfferedThings you can buy from eBay's online shop include the following:
Antiques & Art - Science/ Medicine, Architectural Antiques, Decorative Arts, Asian/ Oriental Antiques, Antique Furniture.
Automotive - Boats and Watercraft, Morris, Austin, Peugeot, Motorcycle Clothing and Helmets.
Baby - Baby Clothing, Pushchairs and Prams, Maternity/ Pregnancy, Swings/ Bouncers, Baby Bathing/ Grooming.
Books, Comics & Magazines - Audio Books, Accessories, Magazines, Modern Maps and Atlases, Non-Fiction Books.
Business, Office and Industrial - Packing and Posting Supplies, Power Tools, Hand Tools, Industrial Supply/MRO, Office Equipment and Supplies.
Clothes, Shoes, Accessories - Girls' Shoes, Women's Shoes, Girls' Clothing, Boys' Clothing, Other Clothes.
Coins - Coins, Tokens, Share Certificates/ Bonds, Historical Medals/ Medallions, Banknotes.
Collectables - Royalty, Other Collectables, Trading Cards/ CCG, Tobacciana/ Smoking, Ethnographic.
Computing - Laptops, Input Devices, Vintage Computing, Desktop PCs, Laptop Accessories.
Consumer Electronics - Portable Audio, MP3 Player Accessories, GPS, MP3 Players, Professional/ Studio.
Crafts - Rubber Stamping, Crochet, Embroidery, Cross Stitch, Tapestry and Needlepoint.
DVD, Film & TV - Other Film Formats, Accessories/ Storage, DVDs, Videos: VHS/ PAL (UK), TV Memorabilia.
Dolls & Bears - Bears, Dolls' House Miniatures, Dolls' Houses, Doll Accessories, Dolls.
Health & Beauty - Dental Care, Fragrances, Natural Therapies, Skin/ Face Care, Bath and Body.
Home & Garden - Pet Supplies, Decorative Items, Bedding, Laundry and Vacuuming, Major Appliances.
Jewellery & Watches - Costume Jewellery, Vintage and Antique Jewellery, Fine Jewellery, Jewellery Boxes and Supplies, Watches.
Mobile & Home Phones - Vintage Phones, Mobile Phone Fascias, Mobile Phones, Logos and Software, Other Phones.
Music - CDs, Cassettes, Music Memorabilia, Accessories/ Storage, Other Music Formats.
Musical Instruments - Pro Audio/ Equipment, Woodwind, Sheet Music/ Song Books, Guitars, Accessories/ Equipment.
PC & Video Gaming - Merchandise/ Books, PC Games, Vintage Gaming, X-Box 360, Other PC and Video Gaming.
Photography - Camcorders, Tripods and Supports, Digital Camera Accessories, Film Camera Accessories, Darkroom and Developing.
Pottery, Porcelain & Glass - Porcelain/ China, Burleigh, Burlington, Stoneware, Oriental.
Sporting Goods - Martial Arts, Snowboarding, Climbing/ Mountaineering, Squash, Cricket.
Sports Memorabilia - Wrestling Memorabilia, Rugby League Memorabilia, American Football Memorabilia, Football Programmes, Football Memorabilia.
Stamps - Ireland Stamps, People Stamps, Presentation Packs, Royalty Stamps, Latin American Stamps.
Tickets & Travel - Concerts/ Gigs, Self-Catering Holidays, Ski Holidays, Sporting Events, Short Breaks.
Toys & Games - Vintage/ Classic Toys, Electronic Pets, Outdoor Toys and Activities, Scalextric and Slot Car, Soft Toys/ Stuffed Animals.
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Related SitesBelow are sites that have more information on eBay:
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ITN - Search the ITN for news on eBay UK
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Guardian - Search the Guardian site
Independent - Search Google News for news articles about eBay