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ebay history
eBay History
  • According to urban myth, eBay was founded by Pierre Omidyar for his girlfriend so she could have a way to trade Pez dispensers
  • 1995 - Pierre Omidyar creates eBay. goes online
  • 1997 - eBay hits on the site spiked in the first quarter of the year, from 600,000 to more than 1 million. Site crashes were a daily occurance.
  • 1997 - site name changed to First logo is created.
  • 1997-1998 - The eBay logo with the colorful letters we know today was chosen as the final logo for the company.
  • 1999 - EBay's site crashes for 22 hours. eBay's then 400 employees are ordered to call all eBay users to personally apologize.
  • 2000 – eBay has 1,927 full-time employees and 12 million registered users. By the end of 2000 the company has 22 million registered users.
  • 2004 – eBay grosses $3.3 billion in revenue
what is sold on ebay
What is sold on eBay





Business & Industrial

Cameras & Photo

Cars, Boats, Vehicles & Parts

Cell Phones

Clothing, Shoes & Accessories



Computers & Networking

Consumer Electronics


Dolls & Bears

DVDs & Movies

Entertainment Memorabilia

Gift Certificates

Health & Beauty

Home & Garden

Jewelry & Watches


Musical Instruments

Pottery & Glass

Real Estate

Specialty Services

Sporting Goods

Sports Mem, Cards & Fan Shop



Toys & Hobbies


Video Games

Everything Else

weird stuff
Weird Stuff
  • Grilled-cheese sandwich with the image of the Holy Mother sold for $28,000
  • Man who auctioned his forehead for advertising space sold for $37,375
  • Britney Spears' chewed gum sold for $263
  • U.S. Navy F/A-18A Hornet jet fighter sold for $9,000,000
  • Titan 1 ICBM Missile Base (decommissioned, don’t worry) sold for $778,080.02
what is not sold on ebay
What is not sold on eBay
  • Items that are illegal or that encourage illegal activity (banned weapons, drugs, etc.)
  • Items that are racially or ethnically inappropriate.
  • Services that are illegal, sexual in nature or that violate eBay’s User Agreement
  • Listings with counterfeit or bootleg items (counterfeits, replicas and unauthorized copies)
what you need
What you need
  • A valid e-mail address (if you use webmail you may need to give more information)
  • A credit card
  • Money to buy stuff
  • Used to send and receive electronic payments
  • Primary form of payment for items on eBay
  • Must be registered separately from eBay
  • Two forms of accounts
    • Unverified: makes payments though a credit card
    • Verified: makes payments using direct deposit to a checking account
how does ebay work
How does eBay work?
  • An eBay user posts an item for sale in an auction listing. The auction lasts several days
  • Another user does a search for the same or similar item and finds the listing.
  • The buyer inspects the listing, asks the seller questions through E-Mail or on eBay, checks the sellers feedback history, and eventually bids on the item.
  • Other buyers do the same and place higher bids
  • The auction ends and the winning buyer is sent an E-Mail notification with the total price of the item plus shipping and handling costs
how does ebay work13
How does eBay work?
  • The buyer pays for the item with PayPal, money order, check or credit card (if the seller accepts credit card).
  • The seller receives the payment in their PayPal account.
  • The seller ships the item to the buyer.
  • Once the buyer receives the item and it is to their satisfaction the buyer leaves good feedback to the seller.
  • The seller leaves good feedback to the buyer.
  • The transaction is complete.
ebay terminology
eBay Terminology
  • Auctions: Item is open for buyers to place bids on until the listing end time.
  • Buy it Now: Item can be purchased immediately at a fixed price.
  • Reserve: Item will not sell below a certain price set by the seller.
  • NR: No Reserve.
  • Best Offer: Seller allows buyer ability to make offers on fixed price items which the buyer can then accept or deny.
types of listings
Types of Listings
  • Auction
    • Usually lasts several days
    • Some have Buy it now
    • Some have Reserves
  • Fixed Price (Buy it Now)
    • Usually lasts several days
    • Some have make an offer
  • eBay Store
    • Usually last until purchased
    • Some have make an offer
types of payment
Types of Payment
  • PayPal
    • The most widely used method
    • Can be paid with either credit card or direct deposit from checking
  • Money Order
    • Most sellers accept money orders, however it increases the time of a transaction
  • Personal Check
    • Few sellers accept strait personal checks because of the inherent risk of bounced checks
  • Cash
    • Only used for direct pickup. NEVER mail cash!!!
  • COD
    • Almost no seller accepts this unless they are directly delivering the item
  • Credit Card
    • Usually only large vendors accept credit card over the phone.
types of shipping calculation
Types of Shipping Calculation
  • Fixed shipping
    • Seller will ship an item at a fixed price, regardless of destination or weight, using a specified carrier
  • Calculate shipping
    • Buyer can calculate shipping costs for multiple carriers by entering their Zip Code (only works in US)
  • Contact Seller
    • Seller and buyer negotiate shipping charges and methods
feedback system
Feedback System
  • eBay employs a user driven feedback system as part of quality control.
  • Every user has a feedback given to them by both buyers and sellers for every successfully completed transaction.
  • The more good feedback a seller has, the safer they are to buy from (generally).
  • The more bad feedback a seller has, the more unsatisfied customers the seller has had.