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Have you ever used the eBay auction service?

Asked at Hy-Vee, 4000 W. Sixth St. on October 8, 2009

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zettapixel 7 years ago

Yup, I just sold on eBay a few months ago... easy money! :)

jonas_opines 7 years ago

Haven't ever sold anything but a few textbooks on, but E-bay is a great place to buy rare or out-of-production goods.

Amy Heeter 7 years ago

Heck yeah I have gotten some great deals via ebay. I'm especially happy when I get free shipping.

gsxr600 7 years ago

Sometimes, Ebay is the best bang for the buck. Those who don't utilize the option are missing out.

Bill Lee 7 years ago

I buy something almost every week, but i haven't sold anything yet.

onrywmn 7 years ago

I have bought a lot of things from the ebay site. Mainly I sell my stuff in our ebay store. Easy way to make some spare change.

Mel Briscoe 7 years ago

i've SOLD stuff on there several times.

Mary Darst 7 years ago

Just bought a refurbished computer for 214.00 with FREE shipping. Just like brand new. Flat screen monitor and loads of memory. Sold my dads 67 mustang. Sold it to a guy in Australia....took him almost 1 year to get it picked up. Have a friend that buys all of her athletic shoes and a lot of everything else on E-Bay.. She sells just as much as she buys. I think it is a great deal if you can get what you bought with free shipping. Otherwise you just as well buy it at a store.

coolmom 7 years ago

R.I. i saw that talk like a pirate day and the kids and i did it all through dinner. the hubby thought we were crazy initially and then joined in and did a good job. it was amazing how fast the teens joined in. as for ebay when our youngest son was going through his blues clues phase he lost his stuffed toy while we were out on errands. we vainly searched for it later and then found out they didnt sell this one anymore and i went on ebay and found one and had it overnight shipped as our young man was not sleeping and was very upset. he got his new blue and apparently assumed it was his old one and carried on quite well.

Sharon Aikins 7 years ago

Yes, I have both bought and sold on eBay. I even have an eBay store. It's a good way to find some bargains but like everything else, one has to be careful. I too have found that my customers appreciate the free shipping. EBay collects a fee on final sales price so sellers, and buyers, are paying fees for that free shipping.

Flap Doodle 7 years ago

I've not bought much on eBay lately. I got an oosik there years ago.

labmonkey 7 years ago

Why Ebay when Craigslist is free?

svenway_park 7 years ago

Welcome back to the forum Cool/spiderman/jaguar/rusty2/ariadne/bronze/dried oregano and several others.

Now as Guy.

Maybe Kealing won't wait so long to kick you off this time, since you are a habitual violator of the Terms of Service.

ralphralph 7 years ago


Better search capability, more options. I like both, but use Craigslist for things you can probably get locally, and eBay for things that might require a wider search.

totealongshaker1 7 years ago

Craigslist is the way to go! you get the price you want when selling and don't have to pay shipping when buying, plus you can see the item in person before you commit to buy. love me some Craigslist

puddleglum 7 years ago

how you catch jaguar cool bronze dried oregano?

coolmom 7 years ago

we did more of the at worlds end and walk the plank sort of stuff. i have teens two of whom are girls and they really like that weird guy johnny depp.

Sigmund 7 years ago

eBay by Weird Al Yankovic

Yeah A used ... pink bathrobe A rare ... mint snowglobe A Smurf ... TV tray I bought on eBay

My house ... is filled with this crap Shows up ... in bubble wrap Most every day What I bought on eBay

Tell me why ... I need another pet rock Tell me why ... I got that Alf alarm clock Tell me why ... I bid on Shatner's old toupee They had it on eBay

I'll buy ... your knick-knack Just check ... my feedback "A++!" they all say They love me on eBay

Gonna buy ... a slightly-damaged golf bag Gonna buy ... some Beanie Babies, new with tag From some guy... I've never met in Norway Found him on eBay

I am the type who is liable to snipe you With two seconds left to go, whoa Got Paypal or Visa, what ever'll please ya As long as I've got the dough

I'll buy ... your tchotchkes Sell me ... your watch, please I'll buy, I'll buy, I'll buy, I'll buy ... I'm highest bidder!

Junk keeps arriving in the mail From that worldwide garage sale Dukes Of Hazard ashtray ... Hey! A Dukes Of Hazard ashtray Oh yeah ... I bought it on eBay

Wanna buy ... a PacMan Fever lunchbox Wanna buy ... a case of vintage tube socks Wanna buy ... a Kleenex used by Dr. Dre, by Dr. Dre Found it on eBay

Wanna buy ... that Farrah Fawcet poster Pez dispensers and a toaster Don't know why ... the kind of stuff you'd throw away I'll buy on eBay

What I bought on eBay-y-y-y-y-y-y-y-y-y

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