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eBay

(eBay, Inc., San Jose, CA, www.ebay.com) The major auction service on the Web. eBay popularized the concept of buying and selling online, and both individuals and commercial enterprises list items for sale. There is no charge to browse the site or make bids and purchases, but there is a fee to list items. If an item is purchased, the seller pays eBay an additional fee. Millions of items are offered, and billions of dollars worth of merchandise are sold every year through this service.

Launched in 1995, eBay made numerous acquisitions over the years, including PayPal in 2002 and the Skype voice over IP (VoIP) service in 2005. See online auction.
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In January 2007, the Nobles - then living in Milngavie - were charged over an eBay fraud which left hundreds of people without computer games for Christmas.
Unfortunately for me the "victim's" solicitor advised his client prior to paying the remaining balance that I had a conviction for eBay fraud from 2005 - and as a result the customer contacted the police and then myself via telephone.
In January 2007, the Nobles - then living in Milngavie, Glasgow - were charged over an eBay fraud which left hundreds of people without computer games for Christmas.
In January 2007, the Nobles - then living in Milngavie - were charged over an ebay fraud, which left hundreds without computer games for Christmas.
At the time, Judge Stephen Hopkins said, 'It is important to note that this case does not reflect the seriousness of a recent trial involving eBay fraud.
A HUSBAND and wife have been charged over a nationwide eBay fraud which left hundreds without computer games for Christmas.
Advertising goods with no intention of sending them to the successful bidder is a typical eBay fraud, said Mr Probert.
A COUPLE at the centre of a pounds 1million eBay fraud probe are using bogus names to con more internet customers.
ELITE tax investigators are to probe the Scots couple at the centre of a pounds 1million eBay fraud inquiry.
THE couple at the centre of the pounds 1million eBay fraud can be revealed today.
Currently serving a 30-month jail sentence for 16 eBay frauds, Shortman was facing a pounds 7,000 confiscation order under the Proceeds of Crime Act.