February 1, 1999 |
EBay Inc., an Internet auctioneer, revised its user agreement, offering insurance and addressing issues such as counterfeit items, seeking to make the site safer for users as it comes under investigation on fraud complaints. EBay said it will cancel the account of anyone found to have engaged in fraudulent activity. The move comes as the San Jose, Calif.-based company is being investigated by the New York City Department of Consumer Affairs over users' complaints about fraud.
October 27, 2002
Here are some of the highest winning bids on EBay: * $4.9 million -- Gulfstream II jet purchased by a charter aircraft company in Africa. August 2001 * $2.1 million -- Former missile silo transformed into luxury home in Saranac, N.Y. October 2002 * $1.65 million -- Honus Wagner T206 1909 baseball card. July 2000 * $1.2 million -- Diamond Lake Resort in Owensboro, Ky. December 2000 * $577,610 -- Black Betsy baseball bat once owned by Shoeless Joe Jackson.
June 17, 2007 |
EBay Inc., the world's largest online auctioneer, said it would ban sales of elephant-ivory products between residents of different countries to comply with government regulations. EBay will allow listings of ivory products only in the seller's own country and will remove those that offer international shipping, the San Jose company said. Wildlife trade rules differ between countries because of the protected status of some elephant species, EBay said.
March 2, 2001 |
EBay Inc., the world's largest Internet auctioneer, and Bidder's Edge Inc. have agreed to settle lawsuits about accessing and copying information from Web sites. EBay said the settlement prohibits Bidder's Edge from combing its site for material and that Burlington, Mass.-based Bidder's Edge agreed to pay an undisclosed amount of money, said Jay Monahan, EBay's intellectual property attorney.
September 25, 1998 |
Online-auctions pioneer EBay Inc. broke the long, dismal drought in initial public offerings Thursday by tripling its share price from $18 to $53.50 in its first day of trading. After a drop into the low $40s, the stock rebounded and finished the day at $47.38 a share, giving its 31-year-old founder, Pierre Omidyar, a stake worth nearly $275 million. More than 8.1 million shares of the company were traded on the Nasdaq market.
January 14, 2005 |
Some small-business owners who reach most of their customers via EBay Inc. expressed anger at the online auction giant's plan to boost the monthly fee it charges sellers by 60%. EBay outlined the increase in an e-mail Wednesday to all buyers and sellers. "It seems as though the larger EBay becomes, the more greedy they become," said Lynette McDonald of Alton, Ill., who has sold Barbie and baby clothes on EBay since 2001. Starting Feb.
August 14, 2000 |
EBay Inc., the largest Internet auction company, said glitches that have plagued its Web site in the last week might continue as it upgrades computers and software used to run the operations. "The system may be just a little bit unpredictable over the next seven to 10 days as we make improvements to the site," said Kevin Pursglove, an EBay spokesman.
September 6, 2001 |
IBM Corp. will add software and training to the lineup of products it sells on EBay Inc.'s Web site after seeing greater-than-expected sales of personal computers and servers. San Jose-based EBay will also use IBM's WebSphere electronic-commerce software to upgrade its Web site, IBM said. The companies will have links on each other's Web sites. Terms weren't disclosed.
July 28, 2000 |
EBay Inc., the largest Internet auction company, agreed to settle its lawsuit against ReverseAuction.com Inc. over customer privacy issues. EBay agreed to settle for $1.2 million. EBay filed the suit against Washington-based ReverseAuction in January, claiming its rival violated the privacy of EBay customers by compiling e-mail addresses and sending deceptive e-mails urging a switch to ReverseAuction. The suit was filed in a U.S. District Court in San Jose, where EBay is based.