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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 - Modernist, Asian/ Oriental Antiques, Aesthetic Movement, Ethnographic Antiques, Maps.
Automotive - Jaguar, Mini, Aprilia, Commercial Vehicles, Morris.
Baby - Pushchairs and Prams, Baby Feeding, Baby Gifts, Potty Training, Baby Carriers/ Backpacks.
Books, Comics & Magazines - Modern Maps and Atlases, Educational/ Textbooks, Children's Books, Non-Fiction Books, Fiction Books.
Business, Office and Industrial - Packing and Posting Supplies, Electrical and Test Equipment, Industrial Tools, Building Materials and Supplies, Other Business and Industrial.
Clothes, Shoes, Accessories - Other Clothes, Dancewear and Accessories, Girls' Clothing, Women's Bags, Vintage Clothing and Accessories.
Coins - Tokens, Bullion/ Bars, Banknotes, Share Certificates/ Bonds, Historical Medals/ Medallions.
Collectables - Badges/ Patches, Militaria, Clocks, Masonic, Photographic Images.
Computing - Laptop Accessories, Peripherals, PDA Accessories, Drives/ Storage, Laptops.
Consumer Electronics - Vintage Electronics, Security Equipment, DJ Equipment, Other Consumer Electronics, VCRs.
Crafts - Other Crafts, Rubber Stamping, Embroidery, Cross Stitch, Knitting.
DVD, Film & TV - Film Memorabilia, Videos: VHS/ PAL (UK), Accessories/ Storage, DVDs, TV Memorabilia.
Dolls & Bears - Bears, Doll Accessories, Dolls, Dolls' House Miniatures, Dolls' Houses.
Health & Beauty - Make-Up/ Cosmetics, Dental Care, Hair Care, Bath and Body, Vitamins/ Supplements.
Home & Garden - Curtains and Blinds, Clocks, Rugs and Carpets, Cleaning, Safety and Security.
Jewellery & Watches - Other Jewellery, Loose Gemstones, Watches, Fine Jewellery, Ethnic and Tribal Jewellery.
Mobile & Home Phones - Mobile Phones, Mobile Phone Accessories, Other Phones, Multimedia Cards/ Memory, Logos and Software.
Music - Music Memorabilia, Records, Other Music Formats, CDs, Cassettes.
Musical Instruments - Brass, Sheet Music/ Song Books, Keyboard/ Piano, Pro Audio/ Equipment, String.
PC & Video Gaming - X-Box 360, Sega, Sony PlayStation/ PS1, Other PC and Video Gaming, Sony PS3.
Photography - Binoculars and Telescopes, Tripods and Supports, Digital Cameras, Film, Camcorder Accessories.
Pottery, Porcelain & Glass - Bridgewater, Royal Crown Derby, Pottery, Burleigh, Dunoon.
Sporting Goods - Other Sporting Goods, Baseball, Golf, Martial Arts, Camping.
Sports Memorabilia - Other Sports Memorabilia, Horse Racing Memorabilia, Football Programmes, American Football Memorabilia, Golf Memorabilia.
Stamps - Latin American Stamps, United Nations Stamps, Memorabilia, Supplies, World Stamps.
Tickets & Travel - Exhibitions/ Shows, Self-Catering Holidays, Bus/ Coach Travel, Short Breaks, Luggage.
Toys & Games - Wargames and Role-Playing, Pre-School/ Young Children, Jigsaws and Puzzles, Creative Toys/ Activities, Electronic Pets.
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