In January 1997, the site was hosting 2 million auctions per month.
In September 1997, the name was officially changed to e Bay.
e Bay was originally founded under the name Auction Web in 1994 by Pierre Omidyar in San Jose, California.
The first item sold on the site was a broken laser pointer.
(No pun intended.)Many of the “altered” locations are around the Indian Ocean, but some are not.On January 31, 2018, e Bay announced that they would replace Pay Pal as its primary payments provider with Netherlands based start-up, Adyen.The e Bay corporate office is still located in San Jose, California.item being returned as i agreed, but said will not pay [postage because i printed off their site. Reply I hate giving such a low rating due to one listing, yet it is pretty pitiful that e Bay has such a lack of integrity (and no customer service escalation dept at corporate level) that a current listing I have will likely sell for 0-0 LESS THAN IT HAS TO due to an ebay tech bug that will not allow me to add a 12th photo (which I’m entitled to) PROVING that the camera I am selling still has 83% of it’s ‘expected shutter life’ remaining.DUMBAY SAY IT’S NOT MY FAULT, IT’S NOT THEIR FAULT AND FINALLY IT’S NOT THE CUSTOMER’S FAULT. THEY AUTOMATICALLY PUT MY PAYPAL ACCOUNT IN THE NEGATIVE FOR THIS ITEM AND I GUESS IT’S MY FAULT BECAUSE THEY PRESSED A FEW BUTTONS. I didn’t know this could be proven and was excited to get a screenshot showing this.On September 30, 2014, e Bay announced it would spin off Pay Pal into a separate publicly traded company.