E Bay Steams Into Europe

France is its latest port of call

On a September afternoon, Thierry Peuchot stops by Arkham Comics, a funky shop on the Left Bank in Paris crammed with comic books and movie memorabilia. But Peuchot, a 30-year-old marketing manager for online auctioneer eBay Inc., isn't looking for a Darth Vader action figure or an old Spiderman edition. He wants Arkham's customers--who, he hopes, will soon trade on the French site eBay is launching on Oct. 5.

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