Pay It There, Pal: PayPal May Overtake Credit Cards Online

March 30, 2001

What has been the single most influential financial innovation on the Web? Online banking? Internet credit cards? Online stock trading? Nope. It’s eBay. I feel a little strange saying this because I’ve never bought anything on eBay. I’m afraid that once I start putting in those bids, I’ll never be able to stop. It can be acutely addictive — I know one person with a garage full of Wonder Woman memorabilia.