CNBC documentary "The eBay Effect"

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  1. dc724

    dc724 Senior member

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    CNBC "eGay Effect"
     
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    Don't act like you haven't been there. And before you come back saying "I actually haven't"...

    SUUUURREEEE
     
  3. dc724

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    Gawd I'm never gonna forget that treasure hunt a few months back. Glued to my computer hours on end.

    You win:roll:
     
  4. dartworth

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    Faber's report on Walmat was pretty good and interesting...this should be a decent report too...
     
  5. JoeKing

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    I've never bought anything from fleabay, and I never plan to.

    Yours in Christ,
    -JoeKing
     
  6. dc724

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    Anyone planning to capture this? I'll be at the AMD Tech Tour :frown:
     
  7. Liviathan

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    I'll tivo it. Looks interesting.
     
  8. jpeyton

    jpeyton Moderator in SFF, Notebooks, Pre-Built/Barebones
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    I'll be seeing WotW. Pass.
     
  9. xospec1alk

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    i bought and sold from ebay when it was still in its infancy...then it got bombarded by retards....
     
  10. hevnsnt

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    ebay = satan
    google = satan
    microsoft = satan

    satan = rich & smart tech companies
     
  11. Wingznut

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    WHY???

    I've sold and bought plenty of things on eBay. Many things that I would never have been able to transact otherwise.

     
  12. Mayfriday0529

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    cool 11pm sounds good to me
     
  13. nakedfrog

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    Does that make poor & dumb agriculture companies god? :p
     
  14. hevnsnt

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    They feed america
     
  15. 40Hands

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    I sold one thing on ebay about 7-8 years ago. That is the extent of my ebay usage.
     
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    I am actually biding on something now.
     
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    Exactly. eBay is a treasure trove of stuff you normally wouldn't be able to find to buy. If you aren't stupid and know what to look for, it's a very safe method of buying and selling items.
     
  18. jpeyton

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    Hahahaha, holy sh1t, I've been watching it and the last segment just said that eBay asks its buyers/sellers to use PayPal to prevent fraud. :roll:

    Tell that to this guy!
     
  19. Mayfriday0529

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    I thought it was a good documentary... I was surprized that the reporters Mark Mcguire tix sold for only 82 bucks!

    I have no problems with ebay, i have sold and bought and never had an issue.
     
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    are you kidding? there are so many farmers who are millionaires in the USA.
     
  21. Saint Nick

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    i just closed my eBay account a few days ago :)
     
  22. creedog

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    Is this thing going to replay, anyone know
     
  23. Eli

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    Exactly.

    It's like the worlds biggest garage sale/flea market. I mean, duh.. but I guess some people just don't understand the beauty of that. It's an invaluble resource for people that regularly look for hard to find, unique, unusual, etc .. things.

    It's also a good resource for regular things, too. You CAN find good deals. I almost always check eBay first, and then google. 9 out of 10 times(well, maybe 7 out of 10 nowdays..), eBay is either cheaper or the same as other online retailers. And dispite the people that overinflate shipping charges, there are those that don't.

    I also find it depends on what you're looking for. Consumer electronics and things like that... pass. I don't really even bother. I do still check prices though.
     
  24. C'DaleRider

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    I constantly use ebay, especially to check market prices for old, collectible stuff. Many, many times the "book" value is one thing (comics, fine pottery like Roseville, antique tools, old Coca-Cola collectibles, and on and on), but the actual market value is completely different and quite often much lower than the "book" value that is usually bandied about as the item's "true" value. After all, an item is only worth what someone will pay for it.

     
  25. trinketsummoner

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    Ebay is good for guitars - unless you live in a large metro area, local stores dont have much choice, esp if you are looking for a used one. I just bought an Ibanez JPM4 from ebay for $800 and am very happy :)