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Trivia About eBay


  1. In which American city are the headquarters of eBay?
  2. In September 2020, eBay celebrated which anniversary?
  3. What was the first item sold on the website? It was broken and sold for 14 dollars and 83 cents.
  4. Which company did eBay acquire for 1.5 billion dollars in 2002?
  5. What was eBay's original name?

  6. The most expensive item ever sold on eBay was designed by Frank Mulder and sold for 168 million dollars - what was it?
  7. In the eBay logo, what colour is the letter 'y'?
  8. In the second quarter of 1997, eBay sold a Sesame Street Big Bird jack-in-the-box toy, what was its significance?
  9. Who was the founder of eBay?
  10. According to the founder, what does the 'e' in eBay stand for?
  11. A woman sold a piece of chewing gum spat out at Wembley Arena in 2000 for 14,000 dollars - whose chewing gum was it?
  12. What did the founder want to originally name the website however the name was already taken by a Canadian company?
  13. In May 2005, which British online classified advertisement and community website was acquired by eBay's classifieds group?
  14. What is the significance of a CD by a German rock band called The Scorpions?
  15. Which country tops the per capita purchases on eBay more than any other country?
  16. In 2012, what was purchased by two Vietnamese buyers on eBay for 900,000 dollars in a record time of 11 minutes?


  1. San Jose (in California)
  2. 25th anniversary
  3. Broken laser pointer
  4. PayPal
  5. AuctionWeb (which was officially renamed eBay in 1997)
  6. A yacht
  7. Green
  8. One millionth item
  9. Pierre Omidyar

  10. Electronic Bay
  11. Britney Spears
  12. EchoBay
  13. Gumtree
  14. First item sold on the UK's eBay
  15. United Kingdom
  16. A town (called Buford in Wyoming)