eBay is a popular online auction website that allows users to buy and sell all kinds of merchandise from the comfort of their own homes. Getting started with eBay is easy! All you have to do is set up your account in a few simple steps and then you're ready to go. Whether you're looking to buy or sell, eBay has a great selection of tutorials to help you along the way.
Not only is eBay convenient, but it's a great place to find just about anything you're looking for at a massively discounted price.
eBay categories and subcategories including, but not limited to:
Collectibles & Art
Home & Garden
Toys & Hobbies
... and many more
This massive selection of categories is aimed at ensuring that you'll never feel left out when shopping or selling on eBay, no matter what. With such a great selection of items, as well as the plethora of deals, coupons, and savings available, once you get started with eBay, you won't want to shop anywhere else.
Five Money-Saving Tips for Shopping at eBay.com
While there are plenty of eBay deals to take advantage of on the company’s auction site, there are many other ways to save so you get the most bang for your buck.
Take advantage of special eBay deals that are offered daily on the website.
Buy in bulk to receive a lower price point per item.
Look for items that offer free shipping to avoid that extra cost.
Watch items closely and place bids just before auctions end.
Redeem eBay coupons for additional savings on already discounted items.
How to Redeem eBay Coupons
Redeeming eBay coupons is easy once you’re at checkout. Just follow these steps.
Click the ‘Checkout’ link once you’ve added all the items you want to your online shopping cart.
Follow the prompt and sign into your eBay account if you’ve created one before, or checkout as a guest.
Enter your shipping information if you’re continuing the process as a guest.
Ensure your shopping information is accurate if you’re continuing the process with your eBay account.
Input the eBay coupon code in the ‘Redemption Code’ text box.
Click ‘Apply’ to apply it to the order.
Click ‘Continue’ and enter your payment information – Paypal, debit card, etc.
Click ‘Submit’ to complete your order.
Afterward, check the confirmation email to see your savings and ensure the order went through correctly.
Omidyar first founded AuctionWeb in September 3, 1995, as part of his personal website, and the first item sold on it was a broken laser pointer. Surprised by the sale, Omidyar contacted the bidder and asked if he knew that the item was broken. The buyer replied and explained he collected broken laser pointers.
According to reports, eBay was only Omidyar’s side hobby before his internet service provider informed him he needed to upgrade to a business account because of the high volume of traffic his website was receiving. The price increase forced him to start charging the people who used eBay, and he didn’t receive hostility for the decision.
He hired Chris Agarpao soon after as eBay’s first employee, who handled the finances and checks that came in to cover the fees for using the website. In 1996, Omidyar hired Jeffrey Skoll as the company’s first president. During the same year, the company entered into its first licensing deal with a third party: Electronic Travel Auction. As a result, it started selling plane tickets and other travel products. In January 1997, eBay hosted two million actions – compared to 250,000 in all of 1996.
And it officially changed its name from AuctionWeb to eBay in September of 1997. The company also received $6.7 million in funding the same year. In 1998, the company continued its growth and hired Meg Whitman as its president and chief executive officer. By this time, it had half a million users, 30 employees and revenues totaling nearly $5 million in the United States. On September 21, 1998, the company went public, making Omidyar and Skull instant billionaires.
The company’s opening target share price of $18 skyrocketed to $53.50 on its first day of trading. During the 2000s, eBay continued to expand its product categories. In 2002, it purchased iBazar, a European auction website similar to eBay, and bought PayPal later in the same year. By 2008, eBay had hundreds of millions of users, more than 15,000 employees and revenues totaling $7.7 billion. After almost a decade with the company, Whitman stepped down and entered politics on March 31, 2008, and John Donahoe became the new president and CEO. He stepped down from those roles in 2015. Today, Devin Wenig assumes the posit