•The founder of eBay was : A French-born Iranian-American computer programmer
•eBay was simply a side hobby for Omidyar until his internet service provider
informed him he would need to upgrade to a business account due to the high
volume of traffic to his website. The resulting price increase (from $30/month to
$250) forced him to start charging those who used eBay, and was not met with
any animosity. In fact it resulted in the hiring of Chris Agarpao as eBay's first
employee to handle the number of checks coming in for fees.
•the first selling item on Ebay was broken laser pointer for $14.83.
Do you know the meaning of eBay logo?
•Primary fun colors
•B the capital letter
AMAZON V.S EBAY
1. Amazon is an online store while eBay is an online auction site
2. Amazon owns and is responsible for all the items sold on their site while eBay
does not own the things that are being sold or auctioned on its site
3. There is a chance of being scammed at eBay but not on Amazon
4. A great majority of the stuff being sold on Amazon is brand new while the stuff
on eBay are usally used
5.Sellers and Buyers leave feedback for each other in eBay,
Only buyers leave feedback for sellers in Amazon.
WHAT MAKES EBAY STANDS OUT ?
.1Social buttons on listings.
.2The shopping cart
.3eBay Instant Sale
.4eBay Advanced Search
.5Search criteria refinement.
.6Products and reviews via the eBay catalog
.7The eBay wish list
• EBay offers features
that allow you to sell
your items immediate,
either with their “buy
it now” feature in
auctions, or in eBay
Stores, or in their
• Person to person
• Easy access
• Easy purchase
• Rare, funny
• Cheap prices
• Low advs. fees