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How many eBay members are there?

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As of September 30, 2014, eBay boasted approximately 156.9 million active registered users and approximately 152.3 million active buyers, according to eBay's Unaudited Supplemental Operational Metrics. These eBay users have collectively made over 894.6 million transactions since eBay's inception in 1995.

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At the beginning of the 2010 fiscal year, eBay had approximately 89.5 million users. The number of active users has steadily grown between 2010 and 2014, with a large growth spike seen between the third and fourth quarters of 2012.

"Active registered accounts" are the number of accounts that have either sent or received a payment on eBay within the last 12 months. This includes eBay payment networks, such as PayPal Credit, but excludes certain third-party payment systems like Braintree's payment gateway business. Users who have not been fiscally active in 12 months, as well as users who are unable to make transactions, are not included in the number.

The listed number of eBay members does not include other eBay-owned sites like eBay Classifieds and Shopping. Because eBay allows users to have multiple accounts and doesn't actively try to determine who these accounts belong to, the total number of accounts may not represent the total number of buyers. The number given may therefore be larger than the total number of eBay users.

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