Just for fun: eBay homepage nostalgia

By Dan Wilson September 3, 2015 - 5:28 pm

Because today is eBay’s 20th Birthday I thought I’d share a screengrab of the eBay UK homepage from Christmas 2003. For some reason it has been loitering on my computer hard drive ever since. It’s just a bit of fun.

Isn’t it amazing how far the internet and eBay have developed in the past ten years or so? Especially in terms of design and usability. This just looks and feels so very old to me.

eBay Homepage 2003

  • Richard
    2 years ago

    Stop it, you’re making me feel old. :-D

  • 2 years ago

    Wow, it looks like every generic php based online auction site that still claim to be the real alternative selling venue.

  • dan
    2 years ago

    good fun,

    however i’d actually still like the countries listed across bottom, i used to use that very regular in that design, to get some very rare items for my collecting interests.

  • 2 years ago

    Where’s the one with Dan Wilson on the front page with an ipod?

    • 2 years ago


      If anyone has the grab for that I would love to see it again. ;o)


    • 2 years ago

      can you remember what year it was? May be able to get it for you :-)

  • Ian A
    2 years ago

    I like how it defaults to ‘items in the UK’… now there’s a good idea!

  • Tinker
    2 years ago

    Call us cynics but its ebays future that grabs our interest not their history

    • Richard
      2 years ago

      Indeed, but we should also learn from history too, what works, what doesn’t and what makes it a destination and must go to place. Being a poor copy of Amazon isn’t and never will be the best way forward. To this day it never ceases to amaze me what you can find on eBay.

    • tinker
      2 years ago

      yes we have learned nothing we do or say will make one jot of difference to how ebay conducts itself

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