This weekend marks the official 10th anniversary of eBay. On the U.S. Labor Day weekend in 1995, Pierre Omidyar wrote the code for AuctionWeb, which soon became eBay.
[…] with over 157 million registered users worldwide, and a presence in 33 markets, including the U.S. At any given time, there are about 55 million items available on eBay worldwide, and 5 million are added every day. Over the years, eBay members have left more than 3 billion feedback comments for each other. In the U.S. alone, more than 724,000 professional sellers use eBay as a primary or secondary source of income.
I’ve always enjoyed the eBay-phenomenon, and have sometimes participated in digging up some nice deals. I was addicted to eBay in approximately 2002, but in the long run, I was able to get off that addiction to their service. Enjoy your 10th anniversary eBay!