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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 - Art, Reproduction Antiques, Antiquities, Maps, Other Antiques.
Automotive - Automobilia, Yamaha, Cherished Numbers, Rover and MG, Other Vehicles.
Baby - Swings/ Bouncers, Baby Bathing/ Grooming, Maternity/ Pregnancy, Potty Training, Nursery Decoration and Furniture.
Books, Comics & Magazines - Accessories, Comics, Magazines, Children's Books, Fiction Books.
Business, Office and Industrial - Printing and Graphic Arts, Building Materials and Supplies, Industrial Supply/MRO, Hand Tools, Manufacturing and Metalworking.
Clothes, Shoes, Accessories - Women's Clothing, Vintage Clothing and Accessories, Girls' Clothing, Wedding, Boys' Clothing.
Coins - Banknotes, Coins, Bullion/ Bars, Share Certificates/ Bonds, Tokens.
Collectables - Tobacciana/ Smoking, Vintage/ Retro, Cigarette/ Tea/ Gum Cards, Tools and Hardware, Bottles/ Pots.
Computing - Peripherals, Printer Accessories, PDA Accessories, Printers, Printer Ink and Cartridges.
Consumer Electronics - Televisions, VCRs, GPS, Other Consumer Electronics, Professional/ Studio.
Crafts - Crochet, Embroidery, Lacemaking, Fabric, Hand-Crafted Items.
DVD, Film & TV - Accessories/ Storage, Videos: VHS/ PAL (UK), DVDs, TV Memorabilia, Other Film Formats.
Dolls & Bears - Bears, Dolls, Dolls' Houses, Doll Accessories, Dolls' House Miniatures.
Health & Beauty - Dental Care, Hair Removal, Bath and Body, Tanning/ Sun Care, Skin/ Face Care.
Home & Garden - Clocks, Dining Room, DIY Materials and Tools, Cleaning, Lighting.
Jewellery & Watches - Ethnic and Tribal Jewellery, Costume Jewellery, Fine Jewellery, Jewellery Boxes and Supplies, Watches.
Mobile & Home Phones - Mobile Phone Cases and Pouches, Sim Cards, Mobile Phones with Contract, Mobile Phone Accessories, Mobile Phone Fascias.
Music - Other Music Formats, Music Memorabilia, Accessories/ Storage, Cassettes, Records.
Musical Instruments - Percussion, Sheet Music/ Song Books, Other Musical Instruments, Accessories/ Equipment, Guitars.
PC & Video Gaming - Apple/ Macintosh, X-Box, Sony PSP, Merchandise/ Books, Sony PlayStation/ PS1.
Photography - Other Photography, Film Camera Lenses, Camcorder Accessories, Manuals and Magazines, Tripods and Supports.
Pottery, Porcelain & Glass - Dunoon, Oriental, Royal Doulton, Continental, Paragon.
Sporting Goods - Cricket, Tennis, Other Sporting Goods, Rugby, Equestrian.
Sports Memorabilia - Tennis Memorabilia, Other Sports Memorabilia, Rugby League Memorabilia, Boxing Memorabilia, American Football Memorabilia.
Stamps - Memorabilia, Supplies, Middle East Stamps, Military Stamps, Presentation Packs.
Tickets & Travel - Accommodation, Bus/ Coach Travel, Concerts/ Gigs, Self-Catering Holidays, Rail Travel.
Toys & Games - Party Toys/ Games, Vintage/ Classic Toys, TV and Film Character Toys, Wargames and Role-Playing, Jigsaws and Puzzles.

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