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.
June 14, 2000 |
EBay Inc. agreed to buy closely held Half.com for at least $312.8 million in stock, expanding into fixed-price trades between Web users. EBay, the Internet's largest auction site, said it will swap 4.6 million to 5.5 million shares for Half.com stock in a transaction expected to close in the third quarter. Half.com's buyers and sellers trade used books, CDs, movies and video games at prices that are at least half off the list price. San Jose-based EBay rose $1.19 to close at $68 on Nasdaq.
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.
December 5, 2007 |
Yahoo Japan Corp. and EBay Inc. agreed to team up in online auctions, planning services for next year that will make it easier to buy things over the Internet from the U.S. and Japan. The move marks a return to Japan of EBay, which pulled out of the market in 2002, unable to compete against the domination of Yahoo there. Yahoo said that by March, Japanese would be able to bid for items up for sale on EBay through the Yahoo auction site in Japan.
May 20, 2007 |
EBay Inc., the world's largest online auctioneer, added Spanish, French and Chinese websites for its PayPal payment services unit to help boost its overseas sales and extend its lead over Google Inc.'s rival Checkout service. PayPal added service to 87 countries, including Cambodia, Greenland and Kazakhstan, San Jose-based EBay said in a statement. PayPal now serves 190 countries. Google, which started Checkout last year, said last month that it would not charge merchants any fees this year.
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.
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.