I’ve been an eBayer for more than ten years, buying and selling with a perfect rating since 1999. While I think the fee structure to sellers is a little unfair, I still love eBay as a buyer, and I can’t imagine a world without eBay. Why am I such a devoted fan? Here are 7 reasons I love eBay.
1. The bargains
That sterling silver Tiffany Notes ring is $100 in the catalog, but on eBay, it’s up for auction starting at $12. That Victoria’s Secret Pink University of Michigan tee sells in stores for $40, but the opening bid on the exact same one with the tags still attached was less than $2. This is the reason I love eBay the most: the bargains. Oh, the bargains!
2. The thrill of the chase
I admit that sometimes I end up bidding a little more than I wanted to because I was engaged in a friendly bidding war. There’s something very exciting about bidding on an item, and waiting to see if you’ll win. After a while, you adopt a strategy, or bid in some weird amount, or watch as the seconds tick down… it’s fun!
3. The hard-to-find
No matter what you’re looking for, from rare coins to children’s clothing, you’ll find it on eBay. That includes hard-to-find and collectible items, too. I can honestly say that there has never been an item I’ve looked for that I haven’t been able to find; remember that you have access to sellers from around the world!