The origin of eBay

March 1st, 2007

A couple of days ago I was watching one of those morning BBC auction shows and they said that eBay began because the founder wanted a place for his fiancee to trade PEZ candy dispensers. I actually believed that (gullible me), but decided to have a closer look into it.

Apparently it’s not completly true. The guy just created it, because he saw a gap in the market. His wife did trade PEZ dispensers and did have some trouble trading them. The public-relations manager of the company overheard this and used it as a way to attract the media.

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