Do you want to turn the junk in your closet or old electronics into cash? Are you on the hunt for a Tweety Bird lamp or an autograph from your favorite artist? Then eBay is your place. It provides auction style and buy-it-now listing for almost anything you can imagine. eBay had it's humble beginnings in 1995 when Pierre Omidyar wrote the code for the eBay site. He even posted a broken laser pointer up for auction and was shocked when someone bought it for $14.83. Fees to sell vary based on the value of the item and listing type, but a typical basic auction style listing will carry a $0.10-$2.00 insertion fee (the first 50 listings per month have no insertion fee) and then a final value fee of 9% of the selling price, with a maximum of $100. If you want to find out the value of that special something you've had hidden away for years, text 542542 (costs $1.49 plus any standard messaging charges from your carrier) with the details of your item, and we will let you know if it has had any recent sales on eBay.