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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 - Woodenware, Silver, Marine/ Maritime, Antiquities, Architectural Antiques.
Automotive - Vauxhall and Opel, Cherished Numbers, Aprilia, Mercedes Benz, BMW.
Baby - Walkers, Baby Changing, Shoes and Trainers, Travel Cots, Car Seats.
Books, Comics & Magazines - Modern Maps and Atlases, Fiction Books, Audio Books, Children's Books, Antiquarian Books (Pre-1940).
Business, Office and Industrial - Restaurant and Catering, Industrial Supply/MRO, Agriculture/ Farming, Electrical and Test Equipment, Packing and Posting Supplies.
Clothes, Shoes, Accessories - Boys' Clothing, Fancy Dress, Men's Accessories, Women's Shoes, Wedding.
Coins - Coins, Banknotes, Share Certificates/ Bonds, Historical Medals/ Medallions, Bullion/ Bars.
Collectables - Postcards, Paper and Ephemera, Other Collectables, Kitchenalia, Pens and Writing Equipment.
Computing - Printers, Printer Accessories, Software, Apple/ Macintosh, Laptops.
Consumer Electronics - Security Equipment, VCRs, Gadgets, Accessories, Professional/ Studio.
Crafts - Woodworking, Paper Crafts/ Origami, Embroidery, Framing/ Matting, Quilting.
DVD, Film & TV - TV Memorabilia, DVDs, Videos: VHS/ PAL (UK), Accessories/ Storage, Film Memorabilia.
Dolls & Bears - Dolls' House Miniatures, Dolls' Houses, Dolls, Doll Accessories, Bears.
Health & Beauty - Tattoos/ Body Art, Fragrances, Natural Therapies, Health Care, Dieting/ Slimming.
Home & Garden - Bathroom, Food and Drink, Dining Room, Storage, Kitchen.
Jewellery & Watches - Other Jewellery, Beads, Loose Gemstones, Costume Jewellery, Men's Jewellery.
Mobile & Home Phones - Sim Cards, Mobile Phones, Pagers, Home Phones, Ringtones.
Music - CDs, Music Memorabilia, Records, Accessories/ Storage, Other Music Formats.
Musical Instruments - Sheet Music/ Song Books, Accessories/ Equipment, Harmonicas, Woodwind, Percussion.
PC & Video Gaming - Other PC and Video Gaming, Sega, Sony PS3, X-Box 360, PC Games.
Photography - Camcorders, Digital Camera Accessories, Film Camera Lenses, Digital Camera Lenses, Digital Memory Card Readers.
Pottery, Porcelain & Glass - Date-Lined Ceramics, Coalport, Crown Staffordshire, Burlington, Oriental.
Sporting Goods - Golf, Camping, Cycling, Skiing, Hockey.
Sports Memorabilia - Horse Racing Memorabilia, Rugby League Memorabilia, Motor Sport Memorabilia, Rugby Union Memorabilia, Golf Memorabilia.
Stamps - African Stamps, Asian Stamps, Royalty Stamps, Covers, European Stamps.
Tickets & Travel - Travel Accessories, Bus/ Coach Travel, Comedy Tickets, Air Travel, Ferries/ Cruises.
Toys & Games - Construction Toys and Kits, Steam, Other Toys and Games, Action Figures, Creative Toys/ Activities.
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