The following video is part of our "Motley Fool Conversations" series, in which advisor Joe Magyer and business community connector Matt Trogdon discuss topics across the investing world.

In today's edition of their beginning-investor series, Joe and Matt discuss e-commerce behemoths Amazon.com and eBay. They talk about the differences between the two companies, how they've gotten where they are, and which one would be a better investment today.

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