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Acquired byRakuten
Price$250M
Date5/2010

General Information

Websitebuy.com
Twitter@Buy_com
CategoryeCommerce
Employees139
Founded1997
DescriptionOnline Retailer

Offices

Headquarters
85 Enterprise Ste 100
Aliso Viejo, CA, 92656
USA

People

CEO
COO
VP of Marketing
VP of Sales
Director of Marketing

Acquisitions

Metails, 9/2004

Tags

Buy.com

Buy.com is a leading e-commerce company with more than 12 million customer accounts, focused on providing its customers with a rewarding shopping experience and a broad selection of high-quality technology and entertainment retail goods at competitive prices. Buy.com offers millions of products in a range of categories, including consumer electronics, computer hardware and software, cell phones, books, music, videos, games, toys, bags, fragrance, home and outdoor, baby, jewelry, shoes, apparel and sporting goods. Founded in June of 1997, Buy.com is located in Aliso Viejo, California. Buy.com® and The Internet Superstore™ are trademarks of Buy.com Inc. Buy.com currently competes with a variety of companies that can be divided into two broad categories: (i) retailers and ecommerce marketplaces such as eBay, Amazon and Wal-Mart and (ii) specialty retailers or manufacturers such as Barnes & Noble, Best Buy and Dell.

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Above: Buy.com
Uploaded: 2/22/11

Sources

  1. Buy.com Gets Acquired By Japanese E-Commerce Giant Rakuten For $250 Million (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  2. Buy.com Acquires Social-Networking Site Metails.Com; Acquisition Enables Buy.com to Acquire Key Patent Filings and Expand Its Reach to a Highly Valuable Consumer Demographic (businesswire.com) [edit]
  3. Rakuten's Buy.com® Opens its Online Marketplace to Nearly 70 Million Customers in Japan (prnewswire.com) [edit]
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