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    (September 4, 1995- )
    Based in San Jose, California
    Holds Meg Whitman as CEO and Vice-President
    Founded by Pierre Omidyar
    Earned $4.55 Billion in 2005
    Employs close to 12,000 people worldwide
    Website traffic is slowest during the running of American Idol episodes.
    It allows sales of weird items such as duct tape couches, imaginary girlfriends, a tortilla depicting an image of ET and an air guitar but does not allow sales of legitimate tobacco or alcohol products.
    The ‘e' in its name is deliberately left lower case.
    Buyers who bid on an item in the last second of an auction are called ‘Bid Snipers.'
    Some sellers would sell an item at a very low price but charge expensive shipping.
    Power sellers can earn tens of thousands of dollars a month.
    It has become a classic business case study of how the Internet has revolutionized retail.
    It was originally created to allow the founder to sell his broken laser pointer, which he successfully sold to someone who collects broken laser pointers.
    It allows sellers to create virtual stores to market and sell their specialized products.
    They successfully prosecuted a bid ‘shiller,' an auctioneer who worked with two other bidders to bid on an item then have the two bidders drop out of the auction to keep the price of the item low.
    They created an independent cottage industry, with stores that will take your products and sell it on eBay for you.

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