eBay is essentially an online marketplace that was developed to facilitate trade on international, national and local levels; millions of items are traded on a daily basis via the platform. The items are traded via auction style listings in which bidding starts at a price specified by the seller, or
As a publicly traded company, eBay is owned by stockholders. The founder of eBay is Pierre Omidyar, who is the largest stakeholder in the company, with over 105 million shares as of February 2014. John Donahoe is eBay's CEO.
As of August 2015, eBay lists many commercial truck brands, including Peterbilt, Volvo, Kenworth, Freightliner and International. Each make's listings include multiple models, years and styles, including semis, dump trucks, box trucks and cube vans.
EBay stands for "Echo Bay." Pierre Omidyar discovered that another company had already taken EchoBay.com. He registered his next choice for a domain name instead: eBay.com.
eBay America is the company's American site, which is found at eBay.com. eBay has several country-based sites, such as Australia, Canada, France, India, United Kingdom and Japan. Customers can switch between sites by choosing a country from the "eBay Sites" drop-down menu at the bottom of the home p
eBay Motors marketplace is an application available for mobile devices. It features important information regarding cars, motorcycles, trucks, boats and other automotive accessories. This app also provides articles that regard the various items on sale through the eBay website.
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
Buying cars on eBay is generally safe, according to About.com. EBay has a Vehicle Purchase Protection program to safeguard against fraud. Circumstances in which buyers are protected include a vehicle previously reported as being stolen, liens not reported, and discrepancy in odometer, make, model an
Ebay.com does not sell puppies. According to their guidelines, pets and most live animals can not be sold. However, one can both buy and sell pets, including puppies, on Ebay Classifieds.
eBay's competitors include Amazon, Bonanzle, eBid, ePier, iOffer, Overstock, Wigix, uBid and Etsy. These online sellers include features such as auctions and/or direct purchasing to buyers worldwide.