Saturday, October 23, 2004
ebay, part 2
As we all know, you can get all sorts of stuffs on Ebay.
Cars, TVs, books, concert tickets, mobile phones, comics........
You name it, they have it.
I hear you screaming again. NO VINCENT! They can't possibly have EVERYTHING? Well, yes they do. Name it.
How about a used condom? Check.
Toilet brush? Surely nobody would buy a toilet brush on EBay? Thats what you think.
How about fart in a jar? Who the hell would sell that? Wrong again.
I think I'll leave it to you to decide the expletives you want to use in this situation. Cause I am lost for words.
Sometimes, in an auction, people tend to have a very competitive behaviour. They want to win, no matter what. And most of the time, these people are a detriment to themselves. They bid crazy amounts just to get something they want, even though that same item can be procured elsewhere. Also, sometimes, when bidding against some other person, the question of the object no longer plays a part. Instead, people concentrate on WINNING. Which isn't the cleverest thing to do.
The other day, I was looking for a book that I want -- Da Vinci Code. Now, that book costs £6.99 (I think) in a bookstore.
So, if you were to find a second hand book on ebay which costs £6, will you buy it? Well, no, cause you still need to pay for postage which is not included in the bid price. Which means that if you add in another £2 or so for registered mail, the cost of buying it will be more expensive than if you buy a brand new book from the bookstore. Not very clever actually.
Now, time to make some money.