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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 - Art Nouveau, Art, Fabric/ Textiles, Architectural Antiques, Other Antiques.
Automotive - Kawasaki, Austin, Cars, Boats and Watercraft, Rover and MG.
Baby - Maternity/ Pregnancy, Other Baby, Baby Clothing, Baby Bathing/ Grooming, Potty Training.
Books, Comics & Magazines - Fiction Books, Children's Books, First Editions, Modern Maps and Atlases, Magazines.
Business, Office and Industrial - Agriculture/ Farming, Medical/ Lab Equipment, Electrical and Test Equipment, Packing and Posting Supplies, Power Tools.
Clothes, Shoes, Accessories - Clothing and Shoe Care, Men's Clothing, Women's Accessories, Dancewear and Accessories, Girls' Shoes.
Coins - Share Certificates/ Bonds, Banknotes, Bullion/ Bars, Coins, Tokens.
Collectables - Tobacciana/ Smoking, Jukeboxes, Vintage/ Retro, Moneyboxes/ Piggy Banks, Metalware.
Computing - PDA Accessories, Desktop PC Components, Books and Manuals, Laptops, Desktop PCs.
Consumer Electronics - MP3 Player Accessories, TV Accessories, Security Equipment, DJ Equipment, Gadgets.
Crafts - Woodworking, Sewing, Lacemaking, Knitting, Mosaic.
DVD, Film & TV - TV Memorabilia, Other Film Formats, Videos: VHS/ PAL (UK), DVDs, Film Memorabilia.
Dolls & Bears - Bears, Dolls, Dolls' House Miniatures, Doll Accessories, Dolls' Houses.
Health & Beauty - Bath and Body, Skin/ Face Care, Nails/ Manicure/ Pedicure, Over-the-Counter Medicine, Vitamins/ Supplements.
Home & Garden - Dining Room, Cards/ Stationery, Conservatory, Heating/ Cooling/ Air, Living Room.
Jewellery & Watches - Vintage and Antique Jewellery, Beads, Fine Jewellery, Jewellery Boxes and Supplies, Watches.
Mobile & Home Phones - Mobile Batteries and Chargers, Mobile Phone Fascias, Mobile Phone Cases and Pouches, Bluetooth Accessories, Mobile Phone Accessories.
Music - CDs, Other Music Formats, Music Memorabilia, Records, Cassettes.
Musical Instruments - Sheet Music/ Song Books, Brass, Percussion, Other Musical Instruments, Pro Audio/ Equipment.
PC & Video Gaming - Internet Games, Sega, Sony PS3, Apple/ Macintosh, Other PC and Video Gaming.
Photography - Binoculars and Telescopes, Digital Camera Memory, Other Photography, Digital Memory Card Readers, Studio Equipment and Lighting.
Pottery, Porcelain & Glass - Gouda, Lladro/ Nao, Date-Lined Ceramics, Stoneware, Porcelain/ China.
Sporting Goods - Squash, Other Sporting Goods, Surfing, Windsurfing, Equestrian.
Sports Memorabilia - Rugby Union Memorabilia, Cricket Memorabilia, Ice Hockey Memorabilia, Motor Sport Memorabilia, Rugby League Memorabilia.
Stamps - World Stamps, First Day Covers, United Nations Stamps, Covers, Ireland Stamps.
Tickets & Travel - Accommodation, Comedy Tickets, Conferences/ Seminars/ Talks, Caravan, Holiday Vouchers.
Toys & Games - Games, Construction Toys and Kits, Fast Food/ Cereal/ Sweets Toys, Toy Soldiers, Other Toys and Games.

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