February 26th, 2007

Have you seen the ads for eBay that are currently running?

The basic idea is that someone has a bunch of stuff they no longer need and their friends gather round and say stuff like “Oh, I’ll buy those from you.”

So my question is: If you can just sell all your excess stuff to your friends, why the hell do you need eBay?

One Response to “eBay”

  1. Mongoon 04 Mar 2007 at

    This prompted me to check the history of eBay, which didn’t yield the info I wanted but did bring this gem from wikipedia

    The very first item sold on eBay was Omidyar’s broken laser pointer for $14.83. Astonished, he contacted the winning bidder and asked if he understood that the laser pointer was broken. In his responding email, the buyer explained: “I’m a collector of broken laser pointers.”


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