I’ve been buying crap on Ebay for a while now. I enjoy getting good deals, and it’s like a garage sale where they have everything you have ever wanted. I have purchased cameras, calculators, sound gear, instruments… and most of it was new in the box. Yes, it’s nice.
Ebay works a lot like the blogosphere. It’s a self-policing e-cosystem where if you behave badly, you get beat down by your peers. If you screw someone, you’ll be run out of town.
Recently I discovered selling on Ebay. Not really “discovered” but “began using.” I hate selling nice stuff, even if I haven’t used it in 2 years. However, that’s not really very smart, and I’m forcing myself to sell stuff I don’t use anymore. I sold a bunch of computer equipment, a Nikon camera, a couple of external hard drives… I’m really getting good at it! I’ve even figured out how Paypal, USPS, and Ebay are all integrated… VERY nifty.
So, I still have a few things for sale: Incredipete’s Ebay Crap for Sale. If you need a 6 string bass or a fancy digital camera, I’m your guy.
I recently bought a 5 string bass that’s not as hard on my carpal tunnel syndrome, and any dream I have of playing the 6 string again is just that…. a dream. CPS doesn’t go away, it gets worse. All of the treatment options suck, and most of them have a track record of not working. So, the 6 string is on the chopping block.
I have a Nikon digital SLR, so having a consumer Kodak camera, however fancy it is, just doesn’t make much sense. So, that’s for sale, too. And the 40GB hard drive… that’s for sale because I can’t even fit a single photo shoot on 40 GB anymore. I shoot Nikon NEF raw format, which makes for huge uncompressed files. I have 2 terabytes of space on my home computer, and I have dual 500GB external drives for backup. 40GB is a spit in the ocean.
Not that any of you care, but I’m enjoying purging my home office and getting some $$$ in the process.