I’ve sometimes browsed around ebay looking at what people sell there but I’d never bought anything until a few days ago.
Flashback to a couple of weeks ago. JJ and I were at a friend’s house with a copy of the Lion King video that he’d been lent by a mother’s group friend. He was busy showing it off to our friends and opened the video cover whereupon the video fell out and broke on the tiled floor. Bugger I thought, I’m going to have to replace that. I was going to explore buying new copies of this but thought I’d try second hand copies first which led me to thinking of ebay.
I hopped onto internet a couple of days later and lo and behold someone was selling Lion King 1 and 2 and another video and the bidding was only up to $5.00. Actually I think this was the reserve as I ended up being the first person to bid after I created a buyer’s account. I was a successful at $7.
I still await my items in the post and the postage ended up costing more than my purchase but for around $5 per video it’s pretty good and we’ll get to keep two of them.
The thing was, that I told a friend this story and much to my amazement she had never heard of ebay. I thought everyone had heard of ebay. She’s used the internet at work and at home but the ebay word has never entered her realm. She now knows about it and will probably become an ebay convert.
I’m still an ebay virgin despite the fact that i browse it quite often. Something abut it makes me a little wary. I guess if you’re only spending $7 on something it’s not much of a risk.
I do often hear of people getting great bargains, so i’m due to take the plunge soon.