Mar 20, 2010

Ebay

OOOOoooooooooooooooooooooh Ebay how you give me the shits with your dodgy descriptions and your absolutely crap blurred photos, your ugly typeface, your stupid ridiculous postage prices ( $45 to have a dress posted from USA) your hard to navigate style and your dumb sections and the dumb emails you send me.
How is it possible that people make a living selling stuff on there? How has it survived???
When you compare it to Etsy.... well there is no comparison. But I will continue to look for  a bargain on Ebay since I found this a while ago - I KNOW treasure awaits.  I know it does!!!
....but speaking of treasure , I actually struggled to breathe for a moment when I saw these giant letters on Poppytalk


They are made by hindsvik , which you may have seen on Etsy, a classic example how good photography- as NOT seen on Ebay - can make anything look lovely.
If they make an ampersand I may have to auction off a kidney on Ebay (- I will take really good pictures, and give a full description with measurements etc...) should I even ask what the postage would be to Australia??? Should I torture myself with this information??? Should I? Well I did. I also suggested flying over and buying a plane ticket for the letter to sit next to me on the way home.... perhaps I should just buy a jigsaw............................................ ( I will let you know when I hear back about the postage)  
addition : postage is a lazy $195 USD by surface mail.

13 comments:

  1. Love those letters , what potential !

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  2. Hi, I love the letters too, and I agree about ebay, it is time consuming to use, and generally looks tacky, including the emails I receive! Go etsy!

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  3. On a happier note Cath, i'm sending you some heart topped pins my love . . . promise!! Love Posie

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  4. Gulp. Did you hear that? Gulp.

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  5. You are so right! Ebay is quite nasty in so many regards, but we keep going back! I do love etsy. And I do love those large letters. I vote for the jig saw. :)

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  6. That e is fantastic! I think if you were going to ebay your kidney you should stick with the ebay trend of crappy photo, bad description (throw in some typos too) and make the postage double the price of the kidney. I hate ebay too but yeah I know people who have scored some great finds on there.

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  7. totally agree about ebay!
    love the giant letter e xx

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  8. hmm, really that much!
    you may aswell fly over there & grab yourself a C aswell

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  9. Oh GOD! That e is THE BEST!!!!

    I don't think I'd be able to choose letter. Maybe a number... like a big house number. That'd be cool!

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  10. I'm constantly confused by the shipping prices on ebay...so ridiculously expensive! That said,I went to buy a t shirt online the other day and they wanted $40US to ship it to Australia! huh?!

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  11. You made me laugh lots with your potential kidney auctioning ... will be looking out for that one!

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  12. The letters are fab...and it only just now occurred to me that my husband is quite handy with power tools and wood, I may have to come up with a crafty way to get him to make me some. Can you hear my wheels spinning?

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  13. No-one can tell me that you can't make those things a) here in Australia and b)in your own shed. Lessons available.

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