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I Love Ebay!
Member Name: toriaeves
Date: 19/07/02, updated on 19/07/02 (19 review reads)
Advantages: Fascinating, Can buy all sorts of things
I love Ebay. I have to say first of all that as my e-mail is a web based account (eg Hotmail) they need you to register using a debit/credit card. As I am me and life's a pain, they do not accept my debit card. This however is not a bad thing. If I really want to buy (or sell) something, I get my dad to buy (sell) it on my behalf and then pay him back. If I had registered, god only knows what I would have bought. I have to say that with them not accepting my card they have saved me a small fortune! For which I am very grateful (although when I really want that oh so useful thing-a-majig I might not be saying that). I would also like to say that as well as being an auction site, it provides a fascinating insight to what kinds of objects (rubbish?) people actually own! The fact that Ebay is an auction site makes shoping more enjoyable, as instead of just buying something, you have to wait to see if you will actually end up with the item, and if you are outbid/want to place counter bids. The site is well categorised which makes looking for certain items is easy to do, althrough just browsing can be fun as well. Each auction lasts a different amount of time (which is an important thing to note if you are bidding on something-you dont wan't to come back in a week to check if you are winning if it was a five day auction and you were outbid and therefore lost. Other bonuses are that you can place a bid, set it up to bid for you upto a maximum, or just 'watch' certain items. This is done through your user area, where you can see items you are 'watching' (eg seeing how the bidding is going before joining the auctions) items you have already bid on which you are 'winning', items which you have bid on and you are losing-so you can decide whether to palce a counter bid and you can keep track of auctions you have 'won' so you can keep track of what you are spending and who you are dealing with. You can also contact the sellers of items you
wish to bid on-to check item specification-another bonus if you are bidding on something expensive. Please note that it is free to join Ebay, and free to browse and buy things, however there are listying fees, and commission on anything you sell through the site. These prices are very minimal however and I feel they are value for money. Even though I personally cannot buy using Ebay I am addicted (which I know cannot be a good indication to my mental status). But never mind-and thank you ebay-long may you live (and prosper)!