Two Interesting Facts About ebay

On this chapter you should remember here is I am talking about www.ebay.com but not .co.uk or others. I had found this fact when I was doing research about ebay for my masters degree research. Finally I couldn’t wait to share with you all. Here we go:

  • The first item which was listed on ebay was ‘broken laser pointer’ as seen on the picture below.        On Labor Day weekend in 1995, computer programmer Omidyar wrote the code for what he called 
an “experiment.” He wanted to know what would happen if everyone in the world had access to a single global marketplace. To test his idea, he came up with an auction website, where he listed a broken laser pointer that he was going to throw away.
    In the end, a collector bought it for $14.83.
    Among the other items sold just a week after Omidyar launched eBay were autographed Marky Mark underwear for $400, a Superman metal lunchbox for $22, and a Toyota Tercel for $3,200.
  • A Jet is the most expensive purchase in ebay.com     

       

    A Gulfstream II Jet that sold for $4.9 million in 2001 is the record for highest eBay sale price yet. The record sales price was more than three times the previous known eBay record of $1.65 million. The jet was sold by Tyler Jet (now, Tyler Jet Motorsports), the world’s largest business jet dealer at the time.

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  1. nice article….

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