I remember it like yesterday, far before PayPal mobile payments cam onto the scene.
I was surfing the web, and saw a link to a website. Some online auction site called “eBay” that could allow me get stuff for pennies on the dollar. Yeah, right.
I signed up, and on a whim, I put in a bid for an authentic Phat Farm shirt (don’t judge me; PF was the junk back then). Opening bid was $5.00. After familiarizing myself with the way the bidding process worked, I put in $10.00. The bidding on the item would end in three hours.
Three hours — and $7 — later, while fighting back tears of joy, I found that I had just discovered the holy grail of online commerce.