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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
  • 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 - Asian/ Oriental Antiques, Carpets/ Rugs, Manuscripts, Art Nouveau, Aesthetic Movement.
Automotive - Vespa and Piaggio, Manuals and Literature, Tuning, Motorcycles, Disabled Vehicles.
Baby - Other Baby, Baby Carriers/ Backpacks, Toys and Activities, Baby Changing, Walkers.
Books, Comics & Magazines - First Editions, Comics, Accessories, Educational/ Textbooks, Modern Maps and Atlases.
Business, Office and Industrial - Businesses For Sale, Restaurant and Catering, Office Equipment and Supplies, Agriculture/ Farming, Retail and Shop Fitting.
Clothes, Shoes, Accessories - Women's Shoes, Women's Accessories, Boys' Clothing, Women's Underwear and Swimwear, Women's Bags.
Coins - Historical Medals/ Medallions, Banknotes, Tokens, Bullion/ Bars, Share Certificates/ Bonds.
Collectables - Ethnographic, Masonic, Disneyana, Keyrings, Religion/ Spirituality.
Computing - Peripherals, Laptop Accessories, Cables/ Connectors, Desktop PCs, Services.
Consumer Electronics - Security Equipment, Portable Audio, Gadgets, Batteries and Battery Chargers, Televisions.
Crafts - Knitting, Quilting, Children's Crafts, Framing/ Matting, Crochet.
DVD, Film & TV - Film Memorabilia, Other Film Formats, Accessories/ Storage, Videos: VHS/ PAL (UK), TV Memorabilia.
Dolls & Bears - Dolls' Houses, Bears, Doll Accessories, Dolls' House Miniatures, Dolls.
Health & Beauty - Nails/ Manicure/ Pedicure, Over-the-Counter Medicine, Natural Therapies, Massage, Other Health and Beauty.
Home & Garden - Major Appliances, Party Items, Rugs and Carpets, Pet Supplies, Living Room.
Jewellery & Watches - Beads, Other Jewellery, Costume Jewellery, Loose Gemstones, Jewellery Boxes and Supplies.
Mobile & Home Phones - Mobile Phones with Contract, Ringtones, Mobile Phone Accessories, Logos and Software, Mobile Phones.
Music - Records, Music Memorabilia, Accessories/ Storage, CDs, Cassettes.
Musical Instruments - Pro Audio/ Equipment, Keyboard/ Piano, Woodwind, Other Musical Instruments, Brass.
PC & Video Gaming - Sega, Other PC and Video Gaming, Merchandise/ Books, Coin-Operated, X-Box 360.
Photography - Camcorder Accessories, Digital Camera Accessories, Camcorders, Binoculars and Telescopes, Film Camera Lenses.
Pottery, Porcelain & Glass - Royal Albert, Denby/ Langley/ Lovatt, Royal Doulton, Date-Lined Ceramics, Royal Crown Derby.
Sporting Goods - Rugby, Hiking, Paintballing, Sailing, Tennis.
Sports Memorabilia - Other Sports Memorabilia, Horse Racing Memorabilia, Football Shirts, Cricket Memorabilia, Football Memorabilia.
Stamps - Sports Stamps, Middle East Stamps, Transport/ Space Stamps, Great Britain Stamps, People Stamps.
Tickets & Travel - Concerts/ Gigs, Air Travel, Travel Accessories, Amusement Parks/ Attractions Tickets, Package Holidays.
Toys & Games - Games, Diecast and Vehicles, Steam, TV and Film Character Toys, Action Figures.

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