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.
eBay drops its decision to close down the site, under pressure from people using it to sell books and music.
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.
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.
The auction giant is backing off earlier plans to roll the fixed-price marketplace into the auction site and rename it.
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.
The eBay-owned online retailer adds four new stores, expanding its marketplace of used goods.
The auction giant adds a fixed-price format to its business by acquiring the online used-goods marketplace site.
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.