We all love a bargain, and one of the most popular places to snap one up online remains eBay.
As the e-commerce giant celebrates 16 years in Australia, so we look back on the best bids, deals and buys.
Step right up
eBay first came to Australia in 1999. The first item sold was a Harmon Kardan amplifier, purchased by an overseas buyer.
Every month 8 million Australians interact with eBay, and 60% of online shoppers have purchased on the platform.
Since launching Down Under over 681 million transactions have been processed on ebay.com.au.
eBay has moved beyond being a virtual garage sale. Over 85% of items on ebay.com.au are brand new and posted by businesses. One if five of these retailers earns between $50,000 – $200,000 per annum.
Over 78% of local sellers export goods sold on eBay, compared to 2% of registered businesses.
In fact, the average eBay retailer exports to 29 destinations.
Cars are big business on eBay in Australia. In 2012 The Wiggles' Big Red Car fetched $35,700.
The most expensive item bought on mobile was a Ranger Rover Sport that sold for $50,000.
Last year Ford set the highest-selling charity record when it flogged two limited edition FPV GT Falcons for $393,700.
Northern Territory users are the biggest spenders per capita, while the Queensland town of Toowoomba takes out top honours as the nation's most active town on eBay.
And proving that some things never change. One local wag once tried to sell New Zealand on eBay for 1 cent.