What would eBay have been like in 1988?

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You know we had bulletin boards with the equivalent of classified ads back in the 80’s. Most were not graphical, but there were a few rare exceptions. Auctions are a bit more elaborate and I can’t think of any examples.

In 1988, this would have been monochrome, on a Hercules card.
Maybe 4-bit/16 colours in 640x200 resolution on a CGA card.

Now get off my lawn, and turn down that music!

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I remember when half the auctions had no photo because digital cameras weren’t so widespread yet, and you had to post a cheque to the seller, which would have to clear, before your item was even posted

It seems not that much more advanced than the video :slight_smile:

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