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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 - Decorative Arts, Science/ Medicine, Maps, Aesthetic Movement, Other Antiques.
Automotive - Motorcycles Parts and Accessories, Cherished Numbers, MG, Disabled Vehicles, Mini.
Baby - Baby Clothing, Baby Bathing/ Grooming, Walkers, Other Baby, Safety.
Books, Comics & Magazines - Modern Maps and Atlases, Non-Fiction Books, Audio Books, Magazines, Accessories.
Business, Office and Industrial - Electrical and Test Equipment, Building Materials and Supplies, Retail and Shop Fitting, Industrial Supply/MRO, Medical/ Lab Equipment.
Clothes, Shoes, Accessories - Clothing and Shoe Care, Women's Bags, Women's Clothing, Women's Underwear and Swimwear, Dancewear and Accessories.
Coins - Historical Medals/ Medallions, Tokens, Banknotes, Coins, Share Certificates/ Bonds.
Collectables - Holiday/ Seasonal, Trains/ Railway Models, Masonic, Vintage/ Retro, Pens and Writing Equipment.
Computing - Vintage Computing, Printer Ink and Cartridges, Drives/ Storage, PDA Accessories, Software.
Consumer Electronics - VCRs, Batteries and Battery Chargers, Radio Equipment, DVD and Home Cinema, Other Consumer Electronics.
Crafts - Lacemaking, Woodworking, Tapestry and Needlepoint, Cardmaking and Scrapbooking, Sewing.
DVD, Film & TV - TV Memorabilia, DVDs, Accessories/ Storage, Film Memorabilia, Other Film Formats.
Dolls & Bears - Doll Accessories, Dolls' Houses, Bears, Dolls, Dolls' House Miniatures.
Health & Beauty - Tanning/ Sun Care, Dental Care, Nails/ Manicure/ Pedicure, Other Health and Beauty, Vision/ Glasses/ Lenses.
Home & Garden - Bedding, Curtains and Blinds, Storage, Garden and Plants, Clocks.
Jewellery & Watches - Fine Jewellery, Other Jewellery, Ethnic and Tribal Jewellery, Men's Jewellery, Jewellery Boxes and Supplies.
Mobile & Home Phones - Mobile Phone Accessories, Bluetooth Accessories, Vintage Phones, Mobile Phones, Mobile Batteries and Chargers.
Music - CDs, Cassettes, Music Memorabilia, Records, Other Music Formats.
Musical Instruments - Accessories/ Equipment, Brass, Guitars, Keyboard/ Piano, Pro Audio/ Equipment.
PC & Video Gaming - Apple/ Macintosh, Coin-Operated, Internet Games, X-Box, Sega.
Photography - Digital Memory Card Readers, Manuals and Magazines, Camcorders, Binoculars and Telescopes, Digital Camera Memory.
Pottery, Porcelain & Glass - Jersey, Royal Doulton, Bridgewater, Date-Lined Ceramics, Coalport.
Sporting Goods - Equestrian, Tennis, Camping, Surfing, Golf.
Sports Memorabilia - Other Sports Memorabilia, Boxing Memorabilia, Football Shirts, American Football Memorabilia, Football Programmes.
Stamps - Music Stamps, Military Stamps, Memorabilia, European Stamps, Commemorative Stamps.
Tickets & Travel - Luggage, Comedy Tickets, Conferences/ Seminars/ Talks, Bus/ Coach Travel, Self-Catering Holidays.
Toys & Games - Wargames and Role-Playing, Electronic Pets, Toy Soldiers, Party Toys/ Games, Steam.
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