Free Auction News & Reviews | Volume #7 | November 2005
Auction Spotlight - eBid Launches U.S. Auction in Time for Christmas

eBid ( the second largest online auction site in the United Kingdom, announced recently the official launch of its U.S. site.

The eBid U.S. launch follows a successful eight-month pilot program that attracted over 10,000 U.S. buyers and sellers. Site enhancements suggested by these new members, such as new product categories and pricing structures, have been implemented prior to launch.

"We listen closely to our members and make every effort to add features that make for a better overall experience," said Gary Sewell, co-founder and CEO of eBid. "We are adding over 600 new members daily and we consistently hear that the largest auction sites are more concerned with Wall Street's expectations than their customers. Our zero listing fees and responsive customer service are what sets us apart."

eBid now has hundreds of thousands of auction items in over 3,500 product categories, including music, clothing, collectibles, jewelry, consumer electronics, video games and antiques. The site's powerful search capability allows customers to find items in their region or peruse globally. If shoppers can't find an item, eBid offers a unique feature that allows buyers to post a free "Wanted" ad and list the price they are willing to pay. Sellers then bid to meet the shoppers' requirements with the best price.

eBid offers Escrow and Instant online payments through its secure service. Transactions can be made in U.S. dollars, U.K. pounds and Euros from credit or debit cards. Escrow holds money on a buyer's behalf until items are received and inspected. Alternatively, Instant securely and instantly transfers payments.

Both Escrow and Instant are simple and secure making eBid one of the safest marketplaces on the web for individuals, small businesses and larger companies.

Founded in 2000, eBid provides trusted and secure auction sites in Australia, Canada, Ireland, the United Kingdom and the United States. eBid will launch sites for France, Spain, Italy and Germany in the near future as part of its international rollout strategy.

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