vrijdag, juni 10, 2005

Vrij compleet artikel over eBay

Bron: Tech Dose Information: EBay From Tech Dose Information eBay Inc. (NASDAQ: EBAY is a very successful online auction website, at which people from all around the world buy and sell goods and services. Artikel gaat in op de begin dagen en de huidige stand van zaken. Een heldere uiteenzetting van hoe het veiling platform werkt, de tools die eBay verkopers biedt en de overnames die er door de jaren heen gedaan zijn. Waarbij ook natuurlijk Marktplaats genoemd wordt. Leuke objecten die verkocht zijn op eBay worden uitgebreid genoemd: Trivia The five most expensive items sold on eBay (as of 2002) 1. Grumman Gulfstream II jet ($4.9 million) 2. 1909 Honus Wagner baseball card ($1.65 million) 3. Diamond Lake Resort, western Kentucky ($1.2 million) 4. Shoeless Joe Jackson's "Black Betsy" baseball bat ($577,610) 5. Round of golf with Tiger Woods ($425,000) Largest item One of the largest items ever sold was a World War II submarine sold by a small town in New England that decided it did not need the historical relic anymore. Largest failed auction One of the largest items ever to be put up to auction and not sold was a decommissioned aircraft carrier. The auction was placed by an anonymous seller from Brazil on EBay Motors (http://www.motors.ebay.com). Useless/Funny Trivia *During the late 1990s to early 2000s a 16 year old teenager tried to sell his virginity on the website. * Someone once tried to sell a half-eaten grilled-cheese sandwich. * Countless numbers of people have sold their soul on the auction site, getting a large sum of money as payment for it. (Often times people just wrote their name followed by the appropriate punctuation and the word soul)

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