1. I Didn’t Know He Was an eBay Maniac at First

My name is Jayne, and I’m married to an eBay Maniac. Unfortunately, there’s no 12-step program for that. I know I’m not alone; there are eBay maniacs all over the world who have patient (or sometimes, not-so-patient) spouses like me who are waiting in the wings wondering whether to join in—or join a support group.

I am one of those spouses. I am the wife of my husband. He is an eBay Maniac.

How It All Began

There was no way I could know that my husband, Greg, was an eBay Maniac when I married him. eBay didn’t exist when we married. Actually, the Internet didn’t exist.

Things change.

In early September of 1995, Pierre Omidyar wrote a computer program for a new website he called Auction Web. Pierre ...

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