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eBay launches bar-code-scanning app for Half.com

Launched strategically in time for back-to-school textbook pricing, it's the first implementation of RedLaser, the bar code technology that eBay acquired earlier this summer.

By August 16, 2010


Half.com to continue at full speed

eBay drops its decision to close down the site, under pressure from people using it to sell books and music.

September 24, 2004


eBay to close Half.com

The company plans to shutter the site next year, completing a long-standing plan to merge the online discount store with its popular auction site.

By March 6, 2003


eBay's Half.com integration hits snags

As the meshing of certain functions begins, eBay warns members of some "temporary issues." One customer gets an e-mail regarding something he bought--nearly two years ago.

March 22, 2002


eBay retains Half.com site

The auction giant is backing off earlier plans to roll the fixed-price marketplace into the auction site and rename it.

February 12, 2002


Half.com boosts book selection

The eBay-owned fixed-price site signs a deal with Abebooks.com to allow Abebooks-affiliated dealers to offer their used, rare and collectible tomes.

July 5, 2001


Half.com opens new retail sites

The eBay-owned online retailer adds four new stores, expanding its marketplace of used goods.

April 19, 2001


eBay buying Half.com in stock deal

The auction giant adds a fixed-price format to its business by acquiring the online used-goods marketplace site.

June 13, 2000


'First Dot-com City' auctions off sign of the times

Halfway, Ore., which once publicly changed its name to Half.com, sells piece of dot-com history; Web site's founder puts in winning bid.

By September 24, 2007