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The Average Guys Auction

May 19th, 2012 2 comments

A few years ago, most of us would never even think of themselves at an auction. To most, an auction was a bunch of high brows playing ping-pong in the air, with no ball and at the forefront most pictures a gentleman speaking a mile a minute, for more detail go to: shooting out numbers. Not for you, eh? Well now in 2008 almost all of us are fighting for items on a daily basis, it’s called eBay. That’s right eBay is an auction and quite possibly the largest in the world. The online auction was created in 1995 by a computer programmer Pierre Midyear and has been going strong since. EBay has become come much more than just an auction site since its inception in the 90’s.

Now anyone can put their items on the auction site for the world to see. And now, no longer does the buyer have to wait for bidding to end as eBay has added a “buy it now” feature. This feature is for those who just can’t wait for the items they desire. The auction site has also made it very easy to find the products buyers and sellers are seeking. The have “sort by” categories such as, “auction only” and “buy it now”. These are a series of drop menus featuring lowest to highest prices; time ending soonest, new auctions, distance nearest first and plenty other options.

EBay’s refined search makes finding even the most obscure item an easy task. Here items are broken down by categories such as art, health and beauty, computers, DVDs, eBay motors and much, much more. One can browse the many categories or simply type in the item of choice and watch with joy as their product comes up form all over the world. The items you are looking for will more than likely be found on this auction site, whether it’s a personal seller or a store, your item is sure to be found. EBay has partnered up with slew online sites to reassure the costumer that they’ll find what they are seeking. From half to shopping it is all at the consumer’s fingertips all while they drink their morning coffee.

Other new features to this auction site are joint ventures with companies like Pay Pal. Pay Pal is an e-commerce company that allows online transactions. It’s basically a middleman form buyer to seller. For more help visit to
In this feature the buyer only has to give their personal information to one site, in which it distributes the payment to others. For one, it makes the buying experience easier for the buyer not having to input their billing information on every transaction. Second their personal information only gets distributed to one company.

The eBay auction site has taken on a life of its own allowing the average person to basically run their own business from their home. Stores have since taken advantage of eBay as well, using the auction site to distribute their merchandise.

What was one computer programmer’s hobby has become a highway for merchants. So no longer can the average Joe turn his nose at the auction world.