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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 - Metalware, Aesthetic Movement, Asian/ Oriental Antiques, Decorative Arts, Modernist.
Automotive - Jaguar, Motorcycle Clothing and Helmets, In-Car Entertainment and GPS, Trailers, Renault.
Baby - Potty Training, Baby Feeding, Maternity/ Pregnancy, Baby Books, Baby Gifts.
Books, Comics & Magazines - Comics, First Editions, Non-Fiction Books, Audio Books, Accessories.
Business, Office and Industrial - Electrical and Test Equipment, Other Business and Industrial, Medical/ Lab Equipment, Packing and Posting Supplies, Manufacturing and Metalworking.
Clothes, Shoes, Accessories - Women's Shoes, Women's Clothing, Men's Shoes, Men's Clothing, Women's Bags.
Coins - Historical Medals/ Medallions, Coins, Share Certificates/ Bonds, Tokens, Bullion/ Bars.
Collectables - Badges/ Patches, Weird Stuff, Breweriana, Kitchenalia, Other Collectables.
Computing - Desktop PC Components, Drives/ Storage, Peripherals, Laptops, Printers.
Consumer Electronics - Professional/ Studio, TV Accessories, VCRs, Other Consumer Electronics, DJ Equipment.
Crafts - Embroidery, Latch-Hook/ Rug-Making, Mosaic, Lacemaking, Leathercraft.
DVD, Film & TV - TV Memorabilia, Videos: VHS/ PAL (UK), Film Memorabilia, Accessories/ Storage, DVDs.
Dolls & Bears - Dolls' Houses, Dolls' House Miniatures, Dolls, Bears, Doll Accessories.
Health & Beauty - Over-the-Counter Medicine, Make-Up/ Cosmetics, Dental Care, Health Care, Hair Care.
Home & Garden - Conservatory, Bedding, Bathroom, Bedroom, Other Home and Garden.
Jewellery & Watches - Costume Jewellery, Fine Jewellery, Watches, Loose Gemstones, Other Jewellery.
Mobile & Home Phones - Mobile Batteries and Chargers, Vintage Phones, Mobile Phone Accessories, Home Phones, Other Phones.
Music - Accessories/ Storage, CDs, Cassettes, Music Memorabilia, Records.
Musical Instruments - Brass, Accessories/ Equipment, Keyboard/ Piano, Woodwind, String.
PC & Video Gaming - Sony PS3, Nintendo, Vintage Gaming, X-Box, PC Games.
Photography - Camcorder Accessories, Studio Equipment and Lighting, Camcorders, Digital Camera Lenses, Film Cameras.
Pottery, Porcelain & Glass - Date-Lined Ceramics, Oriental, Franklin Mint, Paragon, Clarice Cliff.
Sporting Goods - Table Tennis, Cycling, Fishing, Swimming, Scooters.
Sports Memorabilia - Other Sports Memorabilia, Golf Memorabilia, Tennis Memorabilia, Horse Racing Memorabilia, Olympic Memorabilia.
Stamps - Art Stamps, African Stamps, Middle East Stamps, Military Stamps, Supplies.
Tickets & Travel - Exhibitions/ Shows, Holiday Vouchers, Ferries/ Cruises, Self-Catering Holidays, Conferences/ Seminars/ Talks.
Toys & Games - Scalextric and Slot Car, Outdoor Toys and Activities, Educational Toys, Pre-School/ Young Children, Party Toys/ Games.

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