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Ebay has become the parody of itself... My mom used to work there, only bad experiences.

Still, it's ok for picking up cheap or rare stuff
There is nothing cheap about eBay. That place is Satan's den. I hate it so much. All the sellers are complete rude morons who want more than retail for whatever item then they want $20 to ship it when it really only costs $5. I hate that place so much. Burn it.
post #32 of 41
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There is nothing cheap about eBay. That place is Satan's den. I hate it so much. All the sellers are complete rude morons who want more than retail for whatever item then they want $20 to ship it when it really only costs $5. I hate that place so much. Burn it.
working refurb Hi-MD player for 50$ with 24$ international shipping pretty much kicks ass in the world that i live in.

Ebay is great nowdays for us non americans with the dollar being so cheap. but then you're on the loosing end of that.
 
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There is nothing cheap about eBay. That place is Satan's den. I hate it so much. All the sellers are complete rude morons who want more than retail for whatever item then they want $20 to ship it when it really only costs $5. I hate that place so much. Burn it.
has a lot to do with the item itself though. The buyers are the real source of bad prices on some items because the buyers don't know how much they should pay for something and they end up paying more than what is necessary. Since a lot of the bids start at 0.99, it's mostly the buyers that are making it hard to frugal people like you and me who know what prices are really acceptable.
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I remember when e-bay first started. The stuff you could find on there for cheap. I was ALWAYS ordering stuff from them. Then they released paypal, made life so much easier. Then as time grew no one used ebay just to get rid of stuff, it became an easy for everyone to start a business and soon, everyone wants to charge the same price as real stores so gone were the deals. Then add on top paypal turned out to be a huge bunch of jerks who always let scam artists get away with what they want and bully people around who use their service (notch from minecraft had ot fight to get his funds)

And last I knew due to people getting butthurt about negative experiences you can't even leave negative feedback on sellers now? Or did they finally come to the conclusion that's a stupid idea.
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I remember when e-bay first started. The stuff you could find on there for cheap. I was ALWAYS ordering stuff from them. Then they released paypal, made life so much easier. Then as time grew no one used ebay just to get rid of stuff, it became an easy for everyone to start a business and soon, everyone wants to charge the same price as real stores so gone were the deals. Then add on top paypal turned out to be a huge bunch of jerks who always let scam artists get away with what they want and bully people around who use their service (notch from minecraft had ot fight to get his funds)

And last I knew due to people getting butthurt about negative experiences you can't even leave negative feedback on buyers now? Or did they finally come to the conclusion that's a stupid idea.
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Ebay needs to bring down their fees before I'll even consider selling on there.
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i think ebay would make a lot of money if they only just lowered their fees. that is the #1 complaint.

i get a lot of stuff from ebay. and could still resale on ebay for a profit but ebay would be making too much money off us. they'd be making final value fee money off the person i get the stuff and from my final value and end up making more money than both of us which is just ridiculous.
so some of us would rather just sit on my stuff for a week or 2 or 3 longer and sell the stuff locally for a little more profit.
    
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fixed.
that's even worse!!
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I remember when e-bay first started. The stuff you could find on there for cheap. I was ALWAYS ordering stuff from them. Then they released paypal, made life so much easier. Then as time grew no one used ebay just to get rid of stuff, it became an easy for everyone to start a business and soon, everyone wants to charge the same price as real stores so gone were the deals. Then add on top paypal turned out to be a huge bunch of jerks who always let scam artists get away with what they want and bully people around who use their service (notch from minecraft had ot fight to get his funds)

And last I knew due to people getting butthurt about negative experiences you can't even leave negative feedback on sellers now? Or did they finally come to the conclusion that's a stupid idea.
Yeah, ebay *used* to be amazing for both buying and selling. They got way too greedy for my liking...
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Not many people use Amazon to sell things to others, that is where eBay shines. eBay is like the international Craigslist and Kijiji. It is well known, and so many people use it to sell things to other people. For that fact along it wont die. Amazon is more of a massive retail chain, and for the most part, people don't like paying retail for everything...
     
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