ebay

March 9, 2007 10:16am CST
have you bought something off ebay and realised when you recieved it it was the biggest mistake you made buying it,or was it a good buy, did it cost you a lot or did you get a bargain? have you sold things on ebay and if so did you get a good price.
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9 responses
@sjohnson628 (3197)
• United States
26 Mar 07
My first experience with ebay I bought a surround sound for my BF for this past christmas. I was so very disappointed with it. For one there is no remote control and the other is that the wires are too short to hang up the 5 speakers so we have to keep them all right near the tv instaed of surrounding the sound! I guess I lived and learned with this one. Next surrond sound i purchase will have wireless speakers and a remote!
26 Mar 07
sorry to hear of your experiance i've bought allsorts bouncy castle laptops gifts dolls for the granddaughters electric blanket was my latest purchase now i'm warm in bed hahaha happy posting tc
• Ireland
13 Mar 07
I know somone who bought a mobile phone for €100. It was a great phone and she thought she was getting a great deal but when she got the package it was only a peice of paper with a picture of the phone on it. She wasn't too happy.
14 Mar 07
ouch expensive con that was i hope she reported the seller but i have heard of this type of thing happening thanks for the responce tc
@wsue1023 (1396)
• United States
13 Mar 07
I've bought and sold on eBay and only once did I feel that I got rooked, but it was my own fault for not reading the description of the product more carefully. The seller was completely honest with what the product was, but I was mainly going off the picture and was in a hurry! Not a great idea... always take your time and really know what you're bidding on. Also, always look at the seller's reputation. I'm sure you all know this, but it is important to not buy from anyone with at least a 93% in my opinion anyway. There's a post on http://mommyspace.blogspot.com/ with some great tips on buying and selling on eBay. Some are pretty good!
14 Mar 07
i've not sold anything yet on ebay although i keep saying i'm going to have a clearout here and make some room for more ebay goodies. Yes i look at sellers ratings before i concider buying from them thanks for the link i'll take a look tc happy shopping
@jengrin (947)
• Philippines
13 Mar 07
I bought something from ebay....but I don't considered it as the biggest mistake because I got some freebies aside from the item I bought though it's kinda cost me a lot. I like the item and it's ok coz the seller is very nice.
14 Mar 07
yes i think its important to have a good responce from your seller and i have to say i havnt met any dodgy ones yet tc happy buying
@sarajw (85)
13 Mar 07
I brough hubby a beautiful tapestry wall hanging of King Arthur for a christmas present. I saw one for sale in a shop that wasn't nearly as nice for £190, so i looked on ebay, and found a beautiful one in America for £75 which included shipping to UK. Definately my biggest bargain, and it looked even better that the picture of it. I had a very happy hubby!
14 Mar 07
brilliant sounds like you got a bargain i've not bought from anyone outside the uk at present but i'm sure if the right thing came at the right price it wouldnt matter where it was from. my biggest buy was a bouncy castle for my grandaughter as an easter presentits arriving on friday by courier so i'm looking forward to recieving that tc thanks for the responce
9 Mar 07
eBay banner - Got to eBay and buy a clue
When I first joined eBay I bid for and won a lovely gothic mirror, it cost me more than it should have done but I got caught up with the bidding. When it arrived it was nothing like as nice as the picture showed it to be. It was damaged and dirty and a lot smaller than I thought too. I did sell a designer top on eBay and it made £42, not a bad price really
14 Mar 07
thankyou for the responce, yes i found that sometimes the pictures of items available may be a catalogue shot or one taken when the item was new i usually ask questions from the buyer. Ive had a good deal so far with ebay but i tend to stay away from sellers with more than two of the same item i always check the sellers ratings and wont buy from anyone with less that 95% good feedback
26 Feb 08
A bargain at ebay is no longer a reality. Since ebay stacked up its listing fees many sellers have gone over to ebid.net AND are selling thier items cheaper there as they no longer nned to pay listing fees - ebid.net is free to list - the seller passes this saving to the buyer. Also because ebid.net is less established than ebay you are less likely to get into a bidding war, sniping etc. Items are usually priced with a ridiculously low starting price. Happy bargain hunting at ebid.net.
@LCecelia (1124)
• United States
9 Apr 07
Yes I've bought stuff on eBay and thought upon receiving it that I had made a mistake. Thankfully I did not pay a lot for it. I have also sold things on eBay that I was surprised that I got as much as I did for it.
• United States
4 Apr 07
Once, I bought 100 button pins for 50 US dollars. Sooooooo stupid; I ended up liking only about 10 of them. I also bought a lot of clothes on ebay but many things didn't fit right. I still had a few items up until a few months ago. I sold a bit on ebay, clothes, but didn't make enough to continue.