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How Much Do You Buy From Ebay?

Sometimes I look at ebay as a last resort.  I dont want "old" stuff, but occassionally.......I did find a pair of shoes there!  EVERY woman needs shoes!!!  LOL! Smiley Happy

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Re: How Much Do You Buy From Ebay?

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We generally buy things from there that are very hard to find or very unusual. DH was looking for a certain reloading manual and it was not available locally. He then found it on A, but then on EBay for half than A and fast n free shipping. 

 

There are fun and unusual items for great deals. And they are always brand new.

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Re: How Much Do You Buy From Ebay?

I love eBay. You can find old things that they don't make anymore, as well as some good bargains on jewelry. Just read description very carefully, and make sure you read the sellers rating. Usually very fast shipping, and guaranteed by PayPal. You really can't lose.
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Re: How Much Do You Buy From Ebay?

I am in a resort community that is at least 2 hours from the nearest metropolis.  Therefore I have shipped Ebay often in the last 15 years.  I buy NA jewelry, scarves, accessories, gadgets, kitchen implements, collectibles, decorator items etc.  I have purchased over 1000 items and only had 2 problems (beats all retail options except Amazon and Costco.

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Re: How Much Do You Buy From Ebay?

I buy very infrequently, because there are certain things I would never think to look for there.

 

Now that ebay listings come up when you do a google search on an item, I'm more aware that much more I might want is sold on ebay than I ever imagined. I have never been burned on ebay but I have on Etsy; go figure.

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Re: How Much Do You Buy From Ebay?

I used to buy a fair amount from EBay but not for years.  I don't buy collectibles anymore, which were my main purchases there.  

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Re: How Much Do You Buy From Ebay?

I buy and sell on the bay a few times a year. This month I sold a gift card for a store I don't shop at and a bracelet I bought here but haven't worn in years. Q items are often big sellers.

 

I bought flameless candles w/sconces that were less than 1/2 of the Q price. 4-5 years old & still working well.

 

Looked all over for a bottle opener w/punch ..... 'memba them? Found a great quality opener on the bay when no local stores carry them.

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Re: How Much Do You Buy From Ebay?

On average I buy from EBay about six times a year and I have never had a problem with a seller or their product.

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Registered: ‎10-23-2011

Re: How Much Do You Buy From Ebay?

I am buying more and more vitamins from Ebay as I've found they compare very favorably to Amazon for price.  

 

I also got a great price of $79. on a Wolfgang Puck commercial blender that I love.

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Re: How Much Do You Buy From Ebay?

I used to be a regular shopper of eBay.  Times and tastes change.  I've probably had three or four orders in the last three years.  I wasn't thrilled with those purchases.  I can't remember the last time I went there.