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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 - Modernist, Antiquities, Art Nouveau, Woodenware, Marine/ Maritime.
Automotive - Rover and MG, Suzuki, Austin, Car accessories, Ford.
Baby - Baby Changing, Pushchairs and Prams, Baby Feeding, Baby Bathing/ Grooming, Potty Training.
Books, Comics & Magazines - First Editions, Fiction Books, Educational/ Textbooks, Children's Books, Comics.
Business, Office and Industrial - Industrial Tools, Restaurant and Catering, Building Materials and Supplies, Office Equipment and Supplies, Medical/ Lab Equipment.
Clothes, Shoes, Accessories - Boys' Clothing, Vintage Clothing and Accessories, Dancewear and Accessories, Men's Accessories, Women's Shoes.
Coins - Tokens, Coins, Banknotes, Bullion/ Bars, Historical Medals/ Medallions.
Collectables - Science Fiction, Animation, Jukeboxes, Autographs, Photographic Images.
Computing - Laptops, Apple/ Macintosh, Cables/ Connectors, Drives/ Storage, Laptop Accessories.
Consumer Electronics - Accessories, TV Accessories, Security Equipment, Vintage Electronics, MP3 Players.
Crafts - Rubber Stamping, Candle and Soap Making, Glass Art Supplies, Lacemaking, Latch-Hook/ Rug-Making.
DVD, Film & TV - Film Memorabilia, DVDs, Accessories/ Storage, TV Memorabilia, Other Film Formats.
Dolls & Bears - Dolls' Houses, Bears, Dolls' House Miniatures, Doll Accessories, Dolls.
Health & Beauty - Dental Care, Vision/ Glasses/ Lenses, Hair Care, Natural Therapies, Make-Up/ Cosmetics.
Home & Garden - Mobility/ Disability, Cards/ Stationery, Cleaning, Dining Room, Decorative Items.
Jewellery & Watches - Other Jewellery, Jewellery Boxes and Supplies, Loose Gemstones, Beads, Men's Jewellery.
Mobile & Home Phones - Vintage Phones, Bluetooth Accessories, Pagers, Mobile Phone Accessories, Mobile Batteries and Chargers.
Music - Other Music Formats, Records, Music Memorabilia, Cassettes, CDs.
Musical Instruments - Percussion, String, Guitars, Keyboard/ Piano, Brass.
PC & Video Gaming - PC Games, Sega, Internet Games, Other PC and Video Gaming, Apple/ Macintosh.
Photography - Camcorders, Books, Vintage Photography, Film, Film Cameras.
Pottery, Porcelain & Glass - Crown Staffordshire, Burlington, Royal Crown Derby, Bridgewater, Royal Doulton.
Sporting Goods - Football, Bowling (Ten-Pin), Inline and Roller Skating, Gymnastics, Snowboarding.
Sports Memorabilia - Football Memorabilia, Ice Hockey Memorabilia, Wrestling Memorabilia, Cricket Memorabilia, Rugby League Memorabilia.
Stamps - Philatelic Covers, Sports Stamps, Asian Stamps, Latin American Stamps, People Stamps.
Tickets & Travel - Caravan, Air Travel, Package Holidays, Amusement Parks/ Attractions Tickets, Accommodation.
Toys & Games - Toy Soldiers, Beanies, Soft Toys/ Stuffed Animals, Diecast and Vehicles, Games.

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