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eBay is 20 Years Old Today (September 4, 2015)

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eBay is 20 Years Old Today - by Paul Sawers/ Commerce/ VB/ venturebeat.com

"The first sale, so the story goes, was a broken laser pointer, which changed hands for a whopping $14.83. When Omidyar asked the buyer if he was aware that the item was broken, the response was: “I am a collector of broken laser pointers.”

Three years after the site launched, eBay claimed one million registered users and was floated on the NASDAQ. Six years after that, in 2004, the company claimed 100 million users.If there’s one piece of news that can make you feel old, it’s when a cutting-edge online company hits the 10-year mark. So when news emerges that an Internet firm you grew up with is celebrating 20 years in business, well, that will surely make you feel ancient.

With that in mind, online shopping emporium eBay has now been operating for two decades — software developer Pierre Omidyar founded AuctionWeb on September 3, 1995. It was rebranded as eBay two years later..."

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How high will be goes before the breaking point? I recently left ebay as a seller because the fees became too much of a burden and I was not able to be as competitive as I wanted.
 

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Ebay member since 1999!!

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Used to be very active. Now seldom go to the site. Guess I got rid of my junk and don't want more.
 
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