I started an ebay account

@SomeCowgirl (32270)
United States
April 3, 2012 4:45pm CST
I made myself an ebay account. I saw the phone I wanted and the bid was at $57.00. It's now at $61.00. I opted to watch it, I won't bid until there is like 10 seconds left, and that is only if the bid hasn't gotten to far. I already know I won't bypass $75.00. Also, I looked at the rating of the seller etc, the phone has scratches but they aren't bad and you can see the phone on with the scratches. I'll be looking for buy it now prices for the phone too. Doing specific searches and researching deep too. Wish me luck. Signed up on Ebay April 3, 2012. Are you an ebay-er?
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@celticeagle (119880)
• Boise, Idaho
4 Apr 12
I have had a Ebay account for about ten years now. I got my Paypal account the same time. I used to bid alittle and won afew things. I just never have the extra money to play around with. I hope you get your phone.
@SomeCowgirl (32270)
• United States
4 Apr 12
I bought an android tablet instead. I basically wanted a little computer and so the android tablet does that. I think the next time I buy from ebay I'll make sure I have the funds in paypal to cover it directly instead of using my bank account. It turned into a bit of a headache.
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@celticeagle (119880)
• Boise, Idaho
5 Apr 12
Glad you got what you wanted. Ya, the Paypal account does come in handy.
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@SomeCowgirl (32270)
• United States
5 Apr 12
Yeah I am waiting for funds to come back to me. long story short one of the email addresses was wrong. So next time I'll just have the money directly in my paypal.
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@maezee (33460)
• United States
3 Apr 12
I have been an eBayer for about a year! At first I signed up just to buy things very sporadically. I bought a Polaris winter jacket (snowmobile jacket - super cute, pink and black-colored) for $200 and some dollars (it was my 'splurge') a few years back. I still have it and wear it when it's super cold. Then I bought a taser, which is fun. And then I bought something else. I just started SELLING things - after never having done this - and it's been about a month now (and I've made on the upper side of $250, which is sweet . I have been trying hard not to buy anything though (just because I am trying to save up money to pay off bills, with whatever I earn on eBay). I would definitely suggest selling stuff! I mean, I only went through my closet for older clothes and that's how I made so much. (And it's funny because most of the stuff sold for more than I paid for it to begin with - I thrift shop). Anyway, yes I can say with total confidence I am totally addicted to eBay! Definitely an eBay-er! The best thing to do like you said is wait until last minute to bit. Unless there is a Buy it Now option that isn't too expensive. (Usually it's quite ridiculous though). It's crazy how everything and I mean EVERYTHING happens at last minute. It can get quite intense with bidders in the last hour or so. Best of luck to you!
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@SomeCowgirl (32270)
• United States
3 Apr 12
I bid and won something just a few minutes ago that I am excited about. I did not win what I originally bid on but that's only because I didn't realize there was a confirm bed step. My anxiousness about the site is now gone and I can't wait to recieve my order. I splurged, I should not have gotten it but it will pay for itself in the long run. I have plenty I could sell I am sure of it, I just have to look through my stuff.
@NailTech (6890)
• United States
3 Apr 12
maeze, did any of the older clothes have tags on them, if so what were they? Just curious.
• Philippines
4 Apr 12
hi maezee, i wanted to sell in ebay. Is it very complicated? like do i have to manage shipping, transaction of money? im still a newbie in online selling. I would appreciate any help. thanks
• India
18 Jul 12
No I am not an ebay-er neither do I have an account. The deal seems good to me and I can only wish you luck. $ 61 dollars is also a good price but sooner all later the price might be beyond $75. The time is now if you do not have a problem with the scratches on the phone.
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@SomeCowgirl (32270)
• United States
18 Jul 12
I didn't get it, I ended up getting the tablet instead. Ebay is a scary place but aslong as you know how to work the site and find the best deal... I'd rather do the "buy it now' price as compared to having to do an auction, but well sometimes you have to do... I won the auction of the tablet. Paid a little more then what I would have liked but still saved a lot of money.
• Philippines
4 Apr 12
It always thrills me to see others getting into the mood of buying and selling at eBay. I have been an eBayer for years. It started with curiosity until it became a habit that turned into an obsession. There was a time in my life that everything was just all about eBay. Not only was I a frequent buyer of online stuff posted at our local eBay site but I started selling items online as well. I digged through my old books, cds and what-have-you and just sold them online. I thought to myself, 'what have I got to lose?' No sooner had I started posting my items online than I received immediate queries about the stuff I was selling. I became even more aggressive to sell not only my personal stuff but also invested in other items which I thought were marketable at that time. So I proceeded to scout in retail stores items at dirt-cheap rates and sell them at eBay for a profit. Getting into eBay is fun whether you're a buyer or a seller. It's addicting actually. Enjoy your day.
@SomeCowgirl (32270)
• United States
5 Apr 12
I may eventually get into the selling side of things. For now I am enjoying just being a buyer. I can't wait until the purchase I made gets here, and in the future when I need or want something else I'll go with Ebay. I saved so much compared to other sites, it's ridiculous.
@DoctorDidi (7030)
• India
4 Apr 12
Do I need to open an ebay account for self if I want to shop online from it.
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@SomeCowgirl (32270)
• United States
5 Apr 12
If ebay is available in your country, then yes you would need to create an account to do so.
@lifes97 (885)
• United Arab Emirates
4 Apr 12
hi did you joined ebay to write reviews or to buy? i mean for earning money or to buy the things, i want to write review sbut do no knwo which place to write for thanks for this one
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@SomeCowgirl (32270)
• United States
4 Apr 12
I joined ebay to buy something. The fact I mentioned reviews at all is to say that I looked at the seller's feedback rating.
@sishy7 (27596)
• Australia
4 Apr 12
Many years ago I was introduced to eBay by a friend as a place to have a "garage sale". Since I could not have a real garage sale (lived in an apartment) then, I decided to check it out. I found out it's a great site to find good bargains too. And once I made my first sale, I was hooked. Enjoy & best of luck to you.
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@SomeCowgirl (32270)
• United States
4 Apr 12
I am already hooked, but it won't be something I use too too much. Though the next time I want a good deal like I got yesterday I'll be going back.
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@cutepenguin (6457)
• Canada
4 Apr 12
I'm not sure I'd call myself an ebayer, but I've bought a few things from ebay. I haven't had any bad experiences yet.
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@SomeCowgirl (32270)
• United States
4 Apr 12
I had a bit of one with this one, but It's not that bad, just a setback.
@kingparker (9698)
• United States
4 Apr 12
Good luck! I always did that I remember when I still have my ebay account. I always pick the one with the last few minutes left before the bid was closed. That was a fun experience, and that depends on your strategy to getting it. I wasn't that lucky as always. Sometimes, the other bidders gave up, and I won. Sometimes, I just forgo it because the biding price getting beyond my budget.
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@SomeCowgirl (32270)
• United States
4 Apr 12
I was sitting there wondering what the strategy of the other seller was, but then I figured he wouldn't go over fifty and I was right, I won it by going over fifty. I am happy. I worry about how I'll do in auctions too though, that's why this was my first.
@GardenGerty (102617)
• United States
4 Apr 12
I have an account. I have stuff I need to sell. I have never done it, lazy, I guess. I bought something once for a friend because she and her husband are afraid to put their details online. I was happy with what I got.
@SomeCowgirl (32270)
• United States
4 Apr 12
I may sell things on there eventually, maybe once I move, who knows. I am happy with what I ordered, though I've not received it yet I am sure I will still be happy. I'll be buying from ebay again.
@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
3 Apr 12
I have an account and I've bought beads and a few other things, but not for a while now.
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@SomeCowgirl (32270)
• United States
4 Apr 12
I never really looked on the site, but I did kind of more so today. I am glad I got what I did and it will come in handy. It serves it's purpose. I wanted a droid and now I have it in tablet form.
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@NailTech (6890)
• United States
3 Apr 12
Wow! Good deal. I am an ebayer but usually just sell things on there, once in a great while will buy something if I really need it. Good luck, I hope you get the phone quickly. If I sold phones it could have been a purchase from me, but it wasn't.
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@SomeCowgirl (32270)
• United States
3 Apr 12
Well I didn't win the bid on the phone but I did on something else that I posted about. It's just as good as the phone versus this item (that I posted about on another discussion) was just a if not that then this type deal.
@marty3888 (2359)
• United States
3 Apr 12
It's my favorite place to shop! I have bought almost all my computers there. The one I'm using now is the IBM T42. I payed $149.00, with free shipping. I love it! I also got some of those magic sponges - 50 for $11.00, again, free shipping. I've also got good deals on razors, a techniques turntable and many other things.
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@SomeCowgirl (32270)
• United States
3 Apr 12
Well I won an auction I am about to mylot about and I am happy with my purchase. I will be using ebay again in the future I am sure of it.
@cher913 (25890)
• Canada
3 Apr 12
i totally do the same thing you so. i always wait til the last minute before i buy anything. i find you get the best bargains that way (sometimes, anyways.) hope you win!
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@SomeCowgirl (32270)
• United States
3 Apr 12
i didn't realize there was a confirm bid so didn't win on one. Now I'm waiting on tablet. There was one bid already, I wanted to see if they were watching it so I made a bid. They are. I won't go over $53.00 on this, so I'm going to wait until there is 35 seconds left I think.