What Bidding Sites Are Similar to eBay?

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Getting its start in 1995 as an online auction website, eBay has since then worked its way up to become one of the top e-commerce sites in the world. It's provided ways for people to make some extra cash while cleaning out their basements and for others to find and buy bargains and hard-to-find collectibles. It’s also now a key venue through which some businesses conduct their online sales.

The auction site has had its ups and downs through the years, some of which have led people to explore other options for buying and selling items online. While eBay remains the king of bidding sites, there are some competitors that have held their own for a while, and they're growing in popularity.