As the world’s first and largest online marketplace, eBay is a sure thing for finding what you want when you want it. Any type of shopping is easy. And since eBay has everything from vintage clothing to mint-condition collectibles in stock, you’ll get what you’re looking for, and fast.
Whether you’re seeking appliances, antiques, furniture, or something rarer such as vintage lace, eBay has it (or soon will). Its community of buyers and sellers keeps eBay’s product fresh and unique. The site’s great prices and limitless array of product will never cease to impress, whether you’re looking to buy or sell.
eBay is a go-to must with millions of members and an easy-to-navigate web interface that encourages online business, be it local, regional, national or global. The site has even earned awards for its functionality among online users.
Each day hundreds of millions of items of all kinds are sold. For example, if you want to find a new pair of running shoes but are afraid the site offers only used merchandise, don’t worry. eBay has new, old, used, mint, rare, common, expensive, and inexpensive items. You’ll find anything. Besides this, buyers and sellers alike can monitor supply and demand, prices, products, and site users’ behavior.
eBay’s site also manages a vast body of statistical information. With millions of auctions running simultaneously, all monitored through a massive database that can be tied to particular users’ accounts, names, and addresses, it is easy to understand that eBay might have access to rather a lot of empirical data about the online buying and selling market.
For private buyers and sellers, the question then becomes a simple one of gaining access to such information.
Does eBay record and tabulate all of this stuff (given that they so easily could), and more to the point, can it be made accessible at a reasonable cost to interested parties that ask for it?
The answer to these questions, interestingly, is a qualified “yes.” There are two prominent tools on the eBay website designed to help buyers and sellers track supply, demand, prices, products, and buyer and seller behavior. One of these tools, called eBay Pulse, is accessible free of charge and is designed primarily to help buyers, though it can also be used by sellers seeking information about the most popular types of auction listings or items at any given moment. The other tool is called eBay Marketplace Research and is much more complete and detailed, providing a complete databank of eBay buying and selling statistics, down to quantities, dates, and individual prices.
If eBay still doesn’t look useful or helpful to you, then think about this: The first item ever sold on eBay a laser pointer. A broken laser pointer at that. Now, if something as odd as that can be sold, imagine what you could buy or sell, too. In fact, consider what you could purchase that’s new!
Shopping or selling with eBay is a must. Especially during the holidays. Don’t waste any more time. Go shopping! Maybe even selling. eBay will help you do either with ease.
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