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Everything You Wanted Including The Things You Didn't Know You Wanted!
Member Name: Decluttering
Date: 21/07/12, updated on 14/04/13 (456 review reads)
Advantages: An online Aladdin's cave
Disadvantages: Rumours of unusual dispute stances
I first truly discovered eBay when I was looking for a costume for a 60s themed show. My large feet were a bit issue when trying to find a good pair of go go boots and so, in frustration I ended up putting the phrase "where do drag queens get their shoes?" into google. One of the results was an eBay shop where I eventually bought a pair from.
It might seem a bit of an unusual story to open a review with, maybe even a little embarassing for me, but what I'm trying to say is that eBay caters for all sorts of tastes and desires. As long as it doesn't breach the eBay rules or any laws, there is a listing for almost anything. For buyers this is a treat as it's like a magical shop that has it all. For sellers it's also a treat because it means that the most ridiculous things can be listed on the website and there's always a chance that someone might want them - as the saying goes, "one man's trash is another man's treasure" and personally it has allowed me to make some spare cash from some items that were destined for the bin.
Although eBay is known for being an auction website, for those who are not fans of having to fight for the ownership of an item, look out for "Buy It Now" listings, where you can own the item instantly. The price may be a little bit higher than the starting price of an auction but consider this insurance as you know the item is now yours.
Personally for me I have not had any hugely terrible experiences on eBay yet *touch wood* however I have heard that sometimes eBay can take some unusual stances in disputes. Luckily for me I have not experienced this as yet and have always found them to be helpful and efficient.
An internet auction site that I love and trust.
Summary: A great auction website for all tastes