'eBay Inc'. is an American multinational e-commerce corporation based in San Jose, California, that facilitates consumer-to-consumer and business-to-consumer sales through its website.

'eBay' was founded by Pierre Omidyar in the autumn of 1995, and became a notable success story of the dot-com bubble. 'eBay' is a multibillion-dollar business with operations in about 30 countries, as of 2011.

The company manages the 'eBay' website, an online auction and shopping website in which people and businesses buy and sell a wide variety of goods and services worldwide.

The website is free to use for buyers, but sellers are charged fees for listing items after a limited number of free listings, and again when those items are sold.

In addition to 'eBay's' original auction-style sales, the website has evolved and expanded to include: instant "Buy It Now" shopping. 'eBay' previously offered online money transfers as part of its services which was a wholly owned subsidiary of 'eBay' from 2002 to 2015).

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