Remember the Blu-ray? Yeah, we forgot about that 'phenomenon' too.
Just as CES plays a role in redefining modern life, eBay has provided a marketplace where trending technology can be readily accessed.
We looked back at the last 3 decades to discover how cultural trends and CES innovation fuelled the eBay Marketplace over time.
Remember the world’s first Go-Pro (left)?
Did you guess the premiere of Napoleon Dynamite, the year The Boston Red Sox won The World Series, or when Facebook was founded?
This was the year Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone premiered, Apple released the 1st Generation iPod and internet gaming was introduced at CES. In 2001, eBay saw 422 purchases per hour of related items.
Martin Scorsese won best director for the film, The Departed. Kanye wore his infamous ‘Shutter Shades’ and Steve Jobs introduced the Apple iPhone. eBay saw 14 million Apple related products sell in the first year of release.
Beats by Dr Dre was acquired by Apple, it was the year of the Ice Bucket Challenge phenomenon, Pharrell was the guy with the most-talked-about hat. 2014 was also the year wearable technologies were launched at CES. eBay sells 2.8 million merch in the first two years.