Can you be addicted to eBay?

@maezee (33998)
United States
March 14, 2012 7:48am CST
I have four auctions up right now on eBay and I Found myself last night trying to find more things to sell on eBay, combing through my closet to find things I wouldn't wear. I found about 2 more lots (auctions) worth of stuff. I usually just sell clothes and make a teensy tiny profit, not all that much though. But I found that I have literally just about ran out of stuff to put on eBay and I am rather addicted to putting things up on eBay! Especially since they are doing free listings this week or whatever. I guess it's better than being addicted to buying things off eBay... . Are you addicted to eBay too?
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14 responses
@Archaiwy (599)
• China
15 Mar 12
I am not addicted to eBay, or rather, i am not addicted to anything. Maybe i haven't found the interest in something. Sometimes i find someone addicted to online games. I don't know why . After i play for a while .i am very tired physically and mentally.I admire those who can keep on doing without stopping and without any feeling of tire.
@stary1 (6622)
• United States
15 Mar 12
Archaiwy ..you need to keep looking.. evenually you will find something to keep your interest and keep you awake. I find I need variety. I have to mix up what I do to keep me interested...and awake..
@SillyBE (181)
• Belgium
14 Mar 12
In the past I have sell some stuff on Ebay but didn't make some profit lol, when I paid the fees was losing money. But I'm on Ebay when I'm looking to buy some stuff. Find good occasion and buy cheaper but I have allready be scammed 2 time
@stary1 (6622)
• United States
15 Mar 12
SillyBE ..This is what concerns me...I just don't want to lose money and I hear the fees are much higher than they used to be. How were you scammed??
@beamer88 (4267)
• Philippines
14 Mar 12
I think the addiction is more on the earnings you get from selling stuff on eBay. I have some friends who weren't successful in it and just stopped using eBay's facilities. I guess they weren't patient or anything. But I'm pretty sure if they had some sales, they'll also be addicted to the site. I myself like selling stuff on these buy-sell-auction sites, although I more often use a local site we have here in my country since it gives you an option to meet up with either the buyer or the seller. Besides, I'm not yet into expanding my "market" outside of my country
@sishy7 (27594)
• Australia
14 Mar 12
For me, the best thing about eBay is it allows the process of buying/selling without even having to meet face-to-face yet quite reliable. I'm the worst salesperson, yet I'm able to sell things through eBay. Never got big profits, yet happy doing so...
@Runite (307)
• United States
18 Mar 12
You can but don't get addicted to bidding for things. You can get into debt.
@ckciasigurl (1713)
• Vienna, Austria
17 Mar 12
hi maezee! i found it very addicted to have online shopping in ebay because almost all of the seller in ebay are good and easy to transact, sometimes i also put my stuff on ebay, i love having online shopping on ebay because it is worth it even the shipping fee is expensive :)
@stary1 (6622)
• United States
15 Mar 12
maezee ..I want to learn how to sell on e-bay. It just sounds like a fun hobby to earn a little money from what we no longer need or want or use. I also read about some who go to garage sales and flea markets and buy and resell on e-bay. Hope often do they have free listings?? ...I really want to try this.
@anne25penn (3310)
• Philippines
15 Mar 12
I am addicted to eBay in terms of looking at the jewelry that is for sale there. I love jewelry and have been buying jewelry as a form of investment ever since I started working. I haven't been able to sell anything though on eBay. I might try it but for now I rather like to browse through the items that are for sale on the site. It's like window shopping for me and I don't like the way some sales clerks seem to look down on you when you ask to look at an item and then not buy it.
@sender621 (14956)
• United States
15 Mar 12
I guess it would be possible to be addicting to anything if we are really drawn to it more and more. Even something as simple as simple as ebay could become addictive. It all depends on the rush we want from something and how much it consumes our lives to see tell if addiction has really set in or is just a passing fancy.
@Rochaten (159)
• Portugal
15 Mar 12
I have felt in trying to buy something on Ebay! But I never actually bought anything there. I have friends who are addicted and almost every day they buy something on Ebay.
@cher913 (25890)
• Canada
14 Mar 12
i guess i am because i am always on there looking for bargains. i want to put some clothes on there too but i checked out the jeans and they seem to be not doing well so i may wait until the fall to put them on.
@adhyz82 (36262)
• Indonesia
14 Mar 12
i dont think that i can be addicted with ebay why?? because i never make any transaction in ebay
@burrito88 (2779)
• United States
14 Mar 12
I bought a lot of things on eBay but now I have to sell things to get money.
@sishy7 (27594)
• Australia
14 Mar 12
eBay is my first love. Even though I'm addicted to myLot now, I'm still very much attached to eBay. The bad thing is, now that I don't have much time to sell, I find myself browsing for something to buy. I used to just sell, sell, and sell all the time in eBay; and I do still have stuff in boxes waiting to be auctioned.
@chicgale (2982)
• Philippines
14 Mar 12
Yes, when I first learned to sell on Ebay, I kept on raiding my closet and picking some of my clothes that I barely wear. I sold some already but only for few peso. hehehehe But I enjoy it! I am thinking of raiding my closet again and starts selling my used clothes again. Good luck on your auction! ;-)