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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
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eBay Products and Services OfferedThings you can buy from eBay's online shop include the following:
Antiques & Art - Arts & Crafts Movement, Carpets/ Rugs, Art, Antique Furniture, Maps.
Automotive - Other Vehicles Parts and Accessories, Motorcycles Parts and Accessories, Honda, American, Other Vehicles.
Baby - Toys and Activities, Potty Training, Twins and Multiples, Safety, Baby Clothing.
Books, Comics & Magazines - Educational/ Textbooks, Accessories, Modern Maps and Atlases, Non-Fiction Books, Magazines.
Business, Office and Industrial - Retail and Shop Fitting, Manufacturing and Metalworking, Electrical and Test Equipment, Industrial Tools, Office Equipment and Supplies.
Clothes, Shoes, Accessories - Boys' Shoes, Women's Underwear and Swimwear, Women's Accessories, Wedding, Women's Clothing.
Coins - Banknotes, Share Certificates/ Bonds, Coins, Bullion/ Bars, Tokens.
Collectables - Religion/ Spirituality, Other Collectables, Royalty, Vintage/ Retro, Militaria.
Computing - Drives/ Storage, Networking, Services, Scanners, Printers.
Consumer Electronics - Vintage Electronics, Batteries and Battery Chargers, Accessories, Gadgets, DJ Equipment.
Crafts - Leathercraft, Cake Decorating, Embroidery, Candle and Soap Making, Crochet.
DVD, Film & TV - Film Memorabilia, Other Film Formats, Videos: VHS/ PAL (UK), TV Memorabilia, DVDs.
Dolls & Bears - Dolls, Bears, Dolls' House Miniatures, Doll Accessories, Dolls' Houses.
Health & Beauty - Other Health and Beauty, Natural Therapies, Make-Up/ Cosmetics, Massage, Tattoos/ Body Art.
Home & Garden - Bedding, Rugs and Carpets, Bathroom, Cleaning, DIY Materials and Tools.
Jewellery & Watches - Ethnic and Tribal Jewellery, Other Jewellery, Fine Jewellery, Watches, Men's Jewellery.
Mobile & Home Phones - Mobile Phone Accessories, Mobile Phone Fascias, Ringtones, Other Phones, Bluetooth Accessories.
Music - Music Memorabilia, CDs, Accessories/ Storage, Other Music Formats, Cassettes.
Musical Instruments - Guitars, Pro Audio/ Equipment, Woodwind, Harmonicas, Percussion.
PC & Video Gaming - Coin-Operated, Apple/ Macintosh, X-Box 360, PC Games, Sega.
Photography - Other Photography, Vintage Photography, Camcorder Accessories, Camcorders, Studio Equipment and Lighting.
Pottery, Porcelain & Glass - Denby/ Langley/ Lovatt, Glass, Royal Crown Derby, Jersey, Bridgewater.
Sporting Goods - Running and Athletics, Bowls, Scooters, Rugby, Skiing.
Sports Memorabilia - Football Memorabilia, American Football Memorabilia, Wrestling Memorabilia, Subbuteo, Rugby Union Memorabilia.
Stamps - Ireland Stamps, Replicas/ Repros/ Forgeries, United States Stamps, Asian Stamps, Royalty Stamps.
Tickets & Travel - Luggage, Exhibitions/ Shows, Other Travel, Short Breaks, Ferries/ Cruises.
Toys & Games - Scalextric and Slot Car, Steam, Games, Model Kits, Outdoor Toys and Activities.
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