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Best and Worst eBay Purchases?
« on: July 14, 2007, 07:24:38 PM »

The Hobbies thread and talking about buying on ebay drunk made me think of some of the weird eBay purchases I've made over the years.

What was the best eBay purchase you've ever made (great deal, satisfaction, etc.), and what was the worst (regrettable, got caught up in bidding, hated upon receiving, etc.)?

My best purchase was easily a set of Mizuno MX-23s.  I got a great deal on them, played them for a year, then sold them on consignment at Play It Again Sports for what I paid for them.  Never should have sold them, though.

Worst purchase is tough.  Maybe a blue Swing Speed Radar device when the the Red one was just about to come out.  Probably a jeweler's loupe, which I've never used, but thought would be fun to buy after looking at engagement rings with the fiancée.

Whatcha got?
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Re: Best and Worst eBay Purchases?
« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2007, 07:30:20 PM »

ONLY Ebay purchase:

http://www.throwbackmax.c..._-_aisle_3.html#buckaroos



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Re: Best and Worst eBay Purchases?
« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2007, 07:34:30 PM »

Thanks good ness I haven't made a bad one. Best:

20gb iPod, in box, new, lass than $200. At the time, it was the bomb. Still works for me.
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« Reply #3 on: July 14, 2007, 07:43:12 PM »

bought my motorcycle, 2006 harley sportster with 3000 miles for $4050. i'll never top that one. Grin

my first ebay purchase was a monitor that arrived DOA.  cost me 25.00 to ship it back, then got screwed out of my money. Sad
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« Reply #4 on: July 14, 2007, 09:52:50 PM »

Best: Ogio Straight Jacket travel bag, $50 brand new.  Guy turned out to be in Portland, delivered it to my office.

Worst: black Nike "sweater".  Had bought from the seller before, the pics were dark, I thought it was a crewneck sweater.  Bid a little more, too, because the merino wool crewnecks were scarce and going for >$100 retail.  Turned out to be one of those merino wool polo shirts that 50-year-old business men wear with dress slacks.  (Sorry to those dudes here who have such shirts.  But you're lame.)
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Re: Best and Worst eBay Purchases?
« Reply #5 on: July 14, 2007, 10:03:30 PM »

Best: Creative Labs Zen Microphoto 8gb New in Box for $75 shipped (was listed really in the wrong place with a strange typo in the listing)

Runner Up: MacGregor Bobby Grace M2 putter mint condition $45 shipped. (Winter, poorly listed, no photo, etc.)

I also love my merino wool polo shirt. It looks particularly good with dress slacks

Worst: Not a lot of bad purchases on Ebay, but I've gone out on a limb for some cheap electronics in the past and gotten exactly what I paid for.
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« Reply #6 on: July 15, 2007, 03:04:58 AM »

Yes, it was me who mentioned biddying on ebay, while having too much to drink!!!! Embarrassed Embarrassed Embarrassed Grin

Best, battery operated golf buggy, $100.00.

Worst, well most of them can be blamed on the red wine, most probably clothes, that look like crap when you get them.
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Re: Best and Worst eBay Purchases?
« Reply #7 on: July 15, 2007, 05:01:54 AM »

I also love my merino wool polo shirt. It looks particularly good with dress slacks
I suppose you accessorize it with an $8 cup of burnt Starbucks coffee.  Elitist.


I forgot another contender for best: Canon 28-105 USM-II EF lens.  Dirt cheap, solid as a rock, takes clear pics, has worked as my primary-use lens for three years now.
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Re: Best and Worst eBay Purchases?
« Reply #8 on: July 15, 2007, 08:49:19 AM »

Best: My Hogan CFT's 3-PW 100 dinero, lister said that "LA" was stamped on them but that you wouldn't notice it (and I don't), I think that turned people away.

Worst: Was my first purchase. I think it was listed as "Black Sabbath DVD one penny" BOOM! I bought it. And then read the small print, it was like 50 dollars shipping, I didn't know any better so I paid it, and then they never shipped it to me. You live and you learn.
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Re: Best and Worst eBay Purchases?
« Reply #9 on: July 15, 2007, 10:24:59 AM »

Worst: Was my first purchase. I think it was listed as "Black Sabbath DVD one penny" BOOM! I bought it. And then read the small print, it was like 50 dollars shipping, I didn't know any better so I paid it, and then they never shipped it to me. You live and you learn.

Since you received nothing for payment, I wouldn't consider this a purchase.  Cheesy
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« Reply #10 on: July 15, 2007, 10:30:26 AM »

Worst: Was my first purchase. I think it was listed as "Black Sabbath DVD one penny" BOOM! I bought it. And then read the small print, it was like 50 dollars shipping, I didn't know any better so I paid it, and then they never shipped it to me. You live and you learn.

Since you received nothing for payment, I wouldn't consider this a purchase.  Cheesy
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Re: Best and Worst eBay Purchases?
« Reply #11 on: July 15, 2007, 10:32:03 AM »

...as "Black Sabbath DVD one penny" BOOM! I bought it....

that's what you get for wanting a black sabbath dvd
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Re: Best and Worst eBay Purchases?
« Reply #12 on: July 15, 2007, 11:33:06 AM »

Only ever bought 1 thing on ebay.  No complaints.

I'm considering that tony montana statue.  I'll let you know how it turns out.
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