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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:

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  • Office furniture
  • Laptops
  • Coins
  • Pottery
  • Musical instruments
  • DVD players
  • Concert tickets
  • Antique clocks
  • Garden furniture

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eBay Products and Services Offered

Things 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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