Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Re: What did we do before eBay?!?!
Hi. My name is Darkmeister and I'm an Ebayoholic.
I'm addicted to it. And yet....and yet...! The thought of my (grown) kids blundering onto eBay petrifies me. I've come close to being burned a few times; never did, but learned a lot. I can see, though, where a newb user would be Alice in Wonderland.
Mind you - it IS a lot better/safer than even a couple of years ago. But, the bad guys never sleep. Now they are expanding their scams to Craigslist, Kijiji, local classifieds, you name it.
For me, eBay is not only great deals, but great products. My shoes and clothes are hard to find in Frankenstein sizes. Secondly, I abhor crap "made in China" and will gladly pay premium prices for quality. Most malls have chain stores; all of whom sell the same crap, small range of sizes, and so on. For me, eBay broadened the shopping grounds immensely. Har! Including my first LT! Yup, the previous ride was straight off eBay, sight-unseen.