Thursday, 5 April 2012
E is for ebay
Hands up if you find Ebay addictive !!
Those with your hands still down, must never have used it !
Its just too easy to buy from anywhere around the globe and have it turn up at your doorstep.
In my early days of using Ebay I would get sucked into the auctions and end up risking paying more than I wanted to. On one occasion, Mrs RJR and I placed a bid on a new trim for the wheel of our car (one had got lost) We only realised after placing the bid, that the item was the wrong size. Never had I wished so much to be outbid. True to form in the closing minutes, another buyer swooped in and won our unwanted potential purchase, we laughed, smiled and celebrated our loss !!
I now check carefully that the items is actually what I think it is and decide upfront what I am prepared to pay as a maximum.
Sometimes the bargains are amazing. A brand new case for my daughters phone.. Less than £2 including shipping from Hong Kong!!
Only on one occasion have I felt let down, I am currently in "negotiations" with a gentleman in China who has failed to deliver £7's worth of radio control equipment. My patience is wearing a little thin !
So do you use Ebay and if so what is the best, biggest, most expensive or cheapest thing you have bought ?