eBay Canada launches first ever search for Canada's brilliant buyers

Awards will recognize savvy shoppers in five distinct categories

TORONTO, May 19 /CNW/ - To recognize and reward Canada's brilliant buyers, eBay Canada today launches the eBay Canada Brilliant Buyer Awards, a search for the country's savviest shoppers in five distinct categories.

Almost six-million Canadians have purchased more than $7-billion worth of goods on eBay in the last decade and the eBay Canada Brilliant Buyer Awards will acknowledge consumers who have a passion for shopping, whether it's keeping up with the latest fashion trends or consideration of the environment with each and every purchase.

"Our research shows that the majority of Canadians put a lot of thought into their purchasing decision, and this includes being environmentally- and price-conscious, and combining their personal passion with their decisions," said Andrea Stairs, country manager for eBay Canada. "We're asking Canadians to tell us about their most prized purchases, whether they're a fashionista looking for the ultimate find, a hobbyist building up a rare collection, or a bargain hunter who just loves bragging about a great deal."

Five Canadians will receive $1,000 in eBay gift certificates and be recognized as Brilliant Buyers by eBay Canada in the following categories:

    -   The Stylish Shopper who is able to keep up with the latest clothing,
        shoes, and accessories trends by purchasing new, as well as vintage
        and gently-used items.

    -   The Business Buyer who uses eBay to purchase business-related

    -   The Consummate Collector who is using eBay to purchase hard-to-find,
        unique or rare items to add to a collection.

    -   The Budget Buyer who takes advantage of eBay to save money.

    -   The Enthusiastic Eco-consumer who purchases items that have been
        previously-used or environmentally-friendly products in an effort to
        be more environmentally conscious and eco-friendly.

eBay Canada's Brilliant Buyer Awards are open to Canadians who have reached the age of majority (in the province in which they live) and have made a purchase on eBay.ca in the last 12 months.

About the eBay Canada Brilliant Buyer Awards:

    -   The five winners of the Brilliant Buyer Awards will receive
        $1,000 USD in eBay gift certificates.

    -   Entrants must meet eligibility criteria in order to enter the
        competition, including completing a survey question and identifying
        their single favourite eBay purchase.

    -   Entries must be received by midnight (ET) on June 13, 2010.

    -   eBay Canada's Brilliant Buyers will be announced on June 28, 2010.

    -   For more information and to enter, visit http://buyers.ebay.ca.

About eBay

Founded in 1995 in San Jose, Calif., eBay Inc. connects millions of buyers and sellers globally on a daily basis through eBay, the world's largest online marketplace, and PayPal, which enables individuals and businesses to securely, easily and quickly send and receive online payments. We also reach millions through specialized marketplaces such as StubHub, the world's largest ticket marketplace, and eBay Classifieds sites, which together have a presence in more than 1,000 cities around the world. In Canada, eBay was visited by nearly 8.3 million Canadians in March 2010. (comScore Media Metrix).

SOURCE eBay Canada

For further information: For further information: media please contact: Nicole Tuschak, Environics Communications on behalf of eBay Canada, (416) 969-2712, ntuschak@environicspr.com; Gema Rayo, Environics Communications on behalf of eBay Canada, (416) 969-2665, grayo@environicspr.com

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