Omidyar's interest for online auctions began following a conversation he had in 1995 with his girlfriend. This was a collector of figures accompanying the PEZ candies and wished to expand his collection. Omidyar -at that time the company executive of General Magic- technology included a small online auction service in one of your pages on your site called AuktionMasters to form a network potential buyers and sellers across the US could be collectors figures.
Thus, eBay began more for love than a lucrative business. In the early days Store Omydiar sold was a useless laser pointer, for a price of $ 13.83, Omydiar contacted the winning bidder in order to find out if this really understood what he had bought. The response was even more astonishing: "I like to collect laser pointers useless." What gave guidelines for thinking that the business would have a promising future, this led to that in the spring of 96 Omidyar quit his job to devote himself entirely to the new company.
The year after its foundation, the business had about 40,000 users and sections as collectibles, stamps, coins, computers and electronics. In 1998 Meg Whitman, CEO of eBay today, joins the company and a next year marks its IPO in New York (Nasdaq) ..
In recent years, eBay has made numerous acquisitions, but certainly the most notable are PayPal (electronic payment system) in 2002 which allowed through this system be rolled eBay
In 2005 he bought classifieds portal and Internet telephony company Skype (VoIP system with a verbal communication between both sides is intended).
In many incredible things ebay sold as a private jet Gulf Stream Jet for which they were paid $ 7.5 million, Barbie dolls recycled that marked a story on its way to commercial success, a fan of Elvis Presley who beat 46 other bidders and managed to pay $ 811 for an agreement that the singer ended with a company disinfection to rid your home of pests Hillcrest Road ".