Original URL: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2006/06/14/ebay_milestone/

eBay racks up 200m users

Historic moment for online tat bazaar

By Lester Haines

Posted in Financial News, 14th June 2006 10:36 GMT

Online tat bazaar eBay has racked up 200m registered users, Reuters reports.

Chief exec Meg Whitman announced the milestone figure - which excludes those enjoying other eBay "properties" such as Rent.com and Shopping.com - at the company's annual user shindig in Las Vegas on Saturday.

To underline the scale of the achievement, Whitman proclaimed that only "China, India, the United States and Indonesia are larger in terms of population" - which leads us to believe that the auction monolith may be considering demanding a seat at the United Nations and the right to enrich uranium "for domestic purposes".

eBay's biggest markets are the United States, Germany, Britain and South Korea, Reuters notes. ®