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Is Ebay "Buy it now" an auction or an eCommerce?

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We're argue over dinner - Does auction law cover EBay "Buy it now" button or
eCommerce law cover Ebay "Buy it now"?

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Actually, eBay's TOS will make both of your arguments to be about contract law. The TOS is your contract with eBay.

After that I would say auctions are covered by auction law and buy it now is e-commerce.

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