The first item sold on eBay was a broken laser pointer!
eBay is a beautiful website because you can find virtually anything you could ever want on the website to buy off of other users. EBay paved the way for other websites such as amazon.com to form and build their own empires.
You would think that the first item ever sold on eBay must have been a magnificent item, something that someone really wanted. Well, allow me to remind you that eBay is a part of the internet – and there are a lot of weirdos that hangout on the internet.
The first item sold on eBay was a broken laser pointer, and it was sold for $14.83. The founder of eBay asked the buyer if he knew that the laser pointer was broken when he bought it. The owner simply responded “I’m a collector of broken laser pointers.”