April 25 07

i love ebay. i’ll even go as far as to say that i’m an ebay addict. and i’m really not all that ashamed to admit it.

(well, not all that ashamed until i have to tell you that at times i am forced to take breaks to help with the addiction problem. okay…seriously…it’s not like i’m shooting heroin, i’m buying lululemon pants.)

you think that something as simple as buying something on ebay would be…well, simple. but, it’s not. you have to know that value of the product you are buying. you don’t want to end up in a bidding war over said pants and pay more than you can get them at the mall. if that happens, you will win your item, but you end up feeling (and looking) like an ass. not that this has happened to me or anything…

i haven’t ever bought anything outrageous – it’s not like i bid on the infamous Virgin Mary Grilled Cheese. no. i’ve bought lululemons. ipods. vintage cabbage patch kids. dvds. girl scout cookies. timbuk2 bags. spanx. oh yes, i’m wild. i did once win an ipod and got sent a pair of earphones. yes, that was good times.

i’ve sold a couple things too. my first digital camera (snagged me over $100. US). a coach purse. but now i look at all items in my house and i think…”how much would this get me on ebay” There’s always some chump out there who is willing to buy your shit. think about it. it’s not just the grilled cheese and the jesus toast or even the jesus-in-a-pancake that pulls in the top bids on ebay.

did you know that someone bought “the meaning of life” (the actual meaning of life…NOT the monty python movie) for a mere $3.26 (after an astounding 8 bids?!!). and did you see the Ghost in a Jar??

and there was that loser guy who bought item #127658711 – which was none other than the fingernails of serial killer Roy Norris. They sold for $9.99.

i’m thinking that if i can buy a fake doctor’s note, the state of Virginia, and twin strawberries

there’s got to be someone who wants to buy my empty coffee cup. it may not be a winner…but i’ll sell it to you…real cheap!!

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  1. Dude.
    There’s already 2 in my car because hubby is a slob.

    Admittedly, I’m also an eBay whore.

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    Comment by Karen on April 25, 2007
  2. I would never wish this on anybody, but if you’re in the need to cure an e-bay addiction, nothing does it like credit card fraud… first purchase I made, a week later I get a call from VISA… idiot not only stole my credit card, but used it to pay HIS CABLE BILL (i.e. with HIS NAME on it).

    Now I get my sister to buy stuff on e-bay… putting the extra person in the loop slows down the impulse purchases.

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    Comment by SciFi Dad on April 25, 2007
  3. You can get lululemons on ebay???? I love you for this advice (and seriously, we’re not the same size so it’s not like I’m stealing your deal from you!!!)
    AMAZING!!!
    I searched ebay for purple soothers, but found none :(

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    Comment by Laural on April 25, 2007
  4. ah, ebay. whatever did we do without you?

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    Comment by lara on April 25, 2007
  5. eBay is the best for getting rid of bridesmaids dresses that you had to buy for your friends’ weddings but will never ever wear again. I may have paid $265 for that dress, but at least I got $50 back in the end!

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    Comment by Audrey on April 25, 2007
  6. sorry never been on e-bay.but this post cracked me up.you’re so right about the shite that people will buy.

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    Comment by LAVENDULA on April 25, 2007
  7. I love that if you add “vintage” or other “crowd pleasers” you can generally get more money for stuff too. LOL

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    Comment by Aimee on April 25, 2007
  8. Freaking HI-larious post!!!!

    Now tell me why you’re buying vintage cabbage patch dolls and girl scout cookies. And, make it good because I’m seriously thinking of calling for an intervention here! ;)

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    Comment by Haley-O on April 25, 2007
  9. How bout a trade? I’ll give you my Sammy J Peppers coaster for your Tim Hortons cup, nobody in their right mind would turn that one down. Oh ya, we’re not IN any right minds. I’m warped… you’re warped, I can imagine all the good times we’d have as room mates at Riverview.

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    Comment by Jasmine on April 25, 2007
  10. Damnit.I totally just bought a pair of Lululemon capris. I totally ditzed out and never even though to check there.

    My husband is going to hate you. Good thing you have nice boobs to redeem yourself! ;)

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    Comment by Chantal on April 25, 2007
  11. love lululemons. love timbuk2. how about jes maharry jewelry–i am an addict about that as well.

    amy

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    Comment by amy on April 25, 2007
  12. ah, good ‘ol ebay! I personally got caught up in the addiction and have taken a hiatus that has been very successful and beneficial to my cash flow! LOL I won’t even get into my bidding war for an over-sized Elmo for Taylor when she was 2! (I won though, isn’t that what matters?!) Good times! (and ya, why do I dare ask are you buying girl scout cookies on ebay?!) ;)

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    Comment by Sara on April 25, 2007
  13. I love ebay.
    I get odd stuff.
    My ebay name is teachmelord (I should change that someday)

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    Comment by Keri on April 25, 2007
  14. WHAT THE HELL ARE LULUMON PANTS?

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    Comment by Sparky Duck on April 25, 2007
  15. LMAO! I think someone bought Virginia last week…

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    Comment by Stacie on April 26, 2007
  16. I had a friend who used to sell his socks on eBay. To foot fetishists. He’d promise to wear them for at least 3 days in a row, seal them in plastic baggies, and send them off to the top bidder. After trying to debate the extreme ickiness, he trumped me by pointing out that he was making a huge markup on a 6-pack of tube socks that cost him about $2.

    Still icky.

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    Comment by Shnoodle on April 26, 2007
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