Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Ebay

Those of you who know me know that I love Ebay. LOVE IT! I have bought lots of stuff – books, kids clothing, toys, house wares, etc., and I could spend hours searching for obscure things that are for sale. I am highly amused by ebay, and think it is a wonderful invention.

That said; I am a person who (even though I buy from ebay) should NEVER sell things on ebay.

Why?

Because I become a woman obsessed.

I obsess over how many people have viewed my items. Are the pictures still showing as well as they did yesterday? Why aren’t they bidding on my stuff yet? Don’t they know that there are only 6 days left on the auction and this is PRIME STUFF? Stop “watching” my product and JUST BID ALREADY!!!

Now, I may be overly a bit hypocritical. I myself own what is known as sniping software. (You enter all the information and the software goes in at the last 15 seconds of the auction to bid for you.) Some people think this is cheating. I don’t. Auctions are competition, and it’s not like they’re doing random tests on the winners to see if they used power bid enhancing substances. (Which in reality would be what? Coffee?) It levels the playing field for those of us who cannot spend those last 10 minutes of each and every auction they enter to bid over and over again in hopes of winning. Also, because I tend to get a little caught up in the Auction Action, I find that I overbid if I don’t use my snipe software to control my top bid amounts.

But should other people use this? Maybe… but not on my stuff! I want to see bids out there. I want the excitement of watching my shower curtain (new in package) fly past $4.00 to $5.95 that first day!

Stop me before I sell again!

5 comments:

Aimee said...

What you need is a faster internet connection. Do you have high-speed internet? I have lost very few bids if I am at home!!!

tz said...

love ebay...my name is jakeandzac on there and at one time i was collecting vintage table cloths..i always wondered if people thought i was a gay couple....hahahaha

Colleen Dobson said...

I used to love ebay, until I lost the last 2 items I was bidding on - (interested enough to bother being there for the last few minutes, I HAVE DSL - and I lost them in the last 30 seconds to the sniper software! I was heartbroken. Haven't bid since. Sucked the joy right out of it. Now I just freecycle CRAP.

Martha said...

I think a "good" sister wife would share her sniping secrets. Oh wait, this is Lois we're talking about! :)

Sitting in Silence said...

Did someone say E-Bay!!!!!......I love the place....Bid and buy on there 24/7.....Have sold heaps of my kids clothes and other items...

Infact just started selling my clothes as well.....

E-Bay Rocks !!!!