I was reading the last few posts (right now) in the Pro thread and it made me remember the first days Ebay was a thing. It was amazing then. People were selling their old junk from the attic, not super high or super low. People could make more money selling on ebay than by taking it to the local used junk market. Others were selling crafts (no Etsy) and a lot of people sold used electronics, used cool toys, and there was almost nothing brand new on Ebay.
A friend told me about it back then and I told my boss at the time that I thought it would be big. I started making handmade Buddhist malas (prayer beads) with all kinds of neat glass, gemstone and basic wood beads. They cost me about 30 minutes, a lot of fun and $3-5 to make and I sold them for thirty bucks. I sold enough to make good spending extra spending money, but not enough to make it big. i wish I had seen the potential when I had that newbie Ebay account with a few hundred reviews on it!
My boss believed me more than I believed myself, and she bought stock when they went public. She made enough to pay off her house. Sigh… What’s your Old Ebay story? (No self promotion for current Ebay stuff or ilnks here - this is a fun thread, not an ad thread.)