In January 2001 we registered with Ebay and gained some experience. Above all, we sold books and illustrated books because our bookshelves were overflowing. And children's clothes. But above all we (or I?) Shopped. Everything, everything was bought at Ebay. I still remember how we sat in front of expiring auctions and counting the remaining seconds aloud. At some point everything was sold that was in our way. But the Ebay virus had already hit us. In February 2003, I registered a trade with the plan to buy crockery at flea markets and sell it on Ebay. At first we were happy about every sugar bowl that we could sell for 5 euros. "Mitterteich" and "Bavaria" caused palpitations and increased blood pressure. A coffee pot by Villeroy & Boch left us in awe. And how often were we wrong with our assessment. Above all, I remember a "figurative pot", a horribly ugly coffee pot in the shape of a dog, which I hauled home from the flea market for a horrendous price ... and then resell it to a gracious buyer for 1 euro. Or about the astonishment of a friend, why we keep the dry cat food in such an expensive vase from Rosenthal - which we did not know. We decided to sell only dishes from Villeroy & Boch. My husband loves to stroll over the flea market over the weekend. And I love to work on the computer. Everything went well and our business grew bigger and bigger. Initially, the dishes were in an old cupboard in the nursery and we packed it on the floor with the advertising leaflets of the week. At the post office, I was only called "Frau Fünf-vor-Six," because I always whispered in just before closing time. Since I also studied and had children, it was still a "hobby" for us. About 2 years ago, we sat together and thought about how to proceed. Since we both love our ebay shop and our work, it quickly became clear: carry on and enlarge.