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PostPosted: Sun Jan 07, 2018 1:20 am    Post subject: Ebay isn't as popular anymore?

It's me or is Ebay is becoming less popular than before? I used to buy a lot of stuff from Ebay back then but I haven't use it for it for about 7-8 years now. Most of the transactions from eBay been great but for some reason I don't use it as my primary online shopping stop anymore. I've been using amazon ever since and haven't look back!
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 07, 2018 6:48 am    Post subject:

Not for me, since Amazon started charging taxes to Calif purchases and increased their standard shipping fee to $3.98 for CDs; meaning a $5 CD is now nearly $10 bucks, I rarely ever buy CD's on Amazon anymore and look for CD sellers offering FREE shipping on eBay.

Also on eBay: I just purchased a pair of Oakley Carbon Plate Ferrari frames, that sell for $468 dollars on the Oakley site (and $414 on Amazon) and I got them for $149!

I bought more on eBay the last year than Amazon and other on-line sites.

But it really depends on what you are buying and you HAVE TO check comparable prices.

Amazon is awesome if you have to return anything and usually have good pricing, but if their prices are the same as a local store - I will buy it from the local store!
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 07, 2018 6:55 am    Post subject:

well tbf you're probably the only person left on earth still buying CDs
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 07, 2018 10:46 am    Post subject:

eBay is still the (bleep) especially for used goods. Craigslist can't beat the security of feedback/ratings and buyer protection and amazon sellers can't compete with the prices.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 07, 2018 11:09 am    Post subject:

Used to frequent ebay a lot but they pretty much jacked up the selling fees for the sellers which led to a lot of them leaving the site. Still go there to buy something that would be hard to find elsewhere.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 07, 2018 11:49 am    Post subject:

I use eBay for watches, watch straps, comic books, obscure used items like concert posters and band buttons/ stickers. For the most part I don't mind pre-owned items if they are still in great condition and I can save 50%-70% off retail.

And thanks for the reminder, I've got $25 in eBay bucks I need to redeem.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 07, 2018 12:36 pm    Post subject:

When I want something i don't want to play games with some auction.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 07, 2018 12:48 pm    Post subject:

just bought a Bogen head and a couple of other items earlier today...cheaper than Amazon on all three...maybe a day or two longer in delivery
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 07, 2018 2:24 pm    Post subject:

Haven’t shopped on eBay for years.

I just prefer Amazon. If I was in the market for a collectible or some specialty item then maybe I would.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 07, 2018 3:22 pm    Post subject:

PHILosophize wrote:
well tbf you're probably the only person left on earth still buying CDs


I get why he is still buying CD's. He's looking for real music and not the easily accessible pop music that the streaming services serve up.

However, I'm disturbed that he thinks he's getting a deal on Oakley sunglasses when he is over paying for cheap knockoffs.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 07, 2018 3:24 pm    Post subject:

lakerjoshua wrote:
I use eBay for watches, watch straps, comic books, obscure used items like concert posters and band buttons/ stickers. For the most part I don't mind pre-owned items if they are still in great condition and I can save 50%-70% off retail.

And thanks for the reminder, I've got $25 in eBay bucks I need to redeem.


Yeah, it's basically a place that is for collectors and people looking for second hand items.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 07, 2018 5:16 pm    Post subject:

I've been an eBay user since 99.

I always find a reason or excuse to buy something.

It really depends what you are looking for. Want an autographed Rage against the Machine album? eBay.

Want a six pack of tube socks and a car charger? Amazon.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 07, 2018 9:08 pm    Post subject:

Ebay is my personal playground. I bought so many things I didn't need

You can save so much money with $15 off $75 coupons and ebay bucks. If you are a frequent shopper you can get targeted promotions.

If you have Samsung Phone, you can occasionally get 10% off ebay giftcards.

Also most sellers don't charge tax.

If I need something within 2 days I generally use Amazon
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 07, 2018 9:11 pm    Post subject:

I've done several hundred transactions on ebay over the years. It's more bustling than ever. Almost EVERY store has an ebay front. Often times they'll deals via ebay that are better than their own websites. I buy just as much off ebay as Amazon.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 08, 2018 10:40 am    Post subject:

i got an email today it says 15 off minimum to spend 25....haven't used ebay in a long time but that seems like a good deal to me think i'll find something to buy
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 08, 2018 11:01 am    Post subject:

DaMuleRules wrote:
PHILosophize wrote:
well tbf you're probably the only person left on earth still buying CDs


I get why he is still buying CD's. He's looking for real music and not the easily accessible pop music that the streaming services serve up.

However, I'm disturbed that he thinks he's getting a deal on Oakley sunglasses when he is over paying for cheap knockoffs.


At that price they are indeed 100% fake.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 08, 2018 7:18 pm    Post subject:

lakerjoshua wrote:
DaMuleRules wrote:
PHILosophize wrote:
well tbf you're probably the only person left on earth still buying CDs


I get why he is still buying CD's. He's looking for real music and not the easily accessible pop music that the streaming services serve up.

However, I'm disturbed that he thinks he's getting a deal on Oakley sunglasses when he is over paying for cheap knockoffs.


At that price they are indeed 100% fake.


Sorry guys, as much as you are hoping I got screwed, I got them today and they are 100% genuine! I know what fake ones look like and so does my eye doctor, anyway, I bought them form an established US Oakley distributor whom I have used before...

Sorry if you are disappointed...
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 08, 2018 8:35 pm    Post subject:

unleasHell wrote:
lakerjoshua wrote:
DaMuleRules wrote:
PHILosophize wrote:
well tbf you're probably the only person left on earth still buying CDs


I get why he is still buying CD's. He's looking for real music and not the easily accessible pop music that the streaming services serve up.

However, I'm disturbed that he thinks he's getting a deal on Oakley sunglasses when he is over paying for cheap knockoffs.


At that price they are indeed 100% fake.


Sorry guys, as much as you are hoping I got screwed, I got them today and they are 100% genuine! I know what fake ones look like and so does my eye doctor, anyway, I bought them form an established US Oakley distributor whom I have used before...

Sorry if you are disappointed...


Not at all disappointed. I have 2-3 grey market sellers that I use to buy watches. 100% authentic and at a steep discount as pre-owned. Normally in the $600-$1200 range, marked down significantly from retail, nothing outrageous. But even at that price getting burned is a good size hit to the budget. Happy to hear you got the genuine glasses.

I think what's given eBay the bad rep however, is the abundance of fakes. It takes a sharp eye to know the difference between a great deal and a fake.

I love eBay btw.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 08, 2018 9:41 pm    Post subject:

I am a big eBay buyer as well. Almost always cheaper than Amazon (although I do use Amazon before eBay at times because the two day shipping).
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 9:35 am    Post subject:

If ebay could implement a better user review and comment section I would probably never use Amazon again. I'm more of an ebay guy but i constantly find myself going to amazon to check out reviews. Then I decide which one is cheaper.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 1:37 pm    Post subject:

eBay is great for niche shopping... as a record collector I use it quite frequently. They good a good job of making the buyer feel secure, especially when purchasing used goods.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 1:42 pm    Post subject:

eBay is great for niche shopping... as a record collector I use it quite frequently. They good a good job of making the buyer feel secure, especially when purchasing used goods.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 10, 2018 4:32 pm    Post subject:

Been buying from Amazon for a long time.... but just recently bought from eBay for the first time last year. Just a straight up purchase. Got a great deal on a pair of brand new Kobe Nikes. The same shoes were about $100 more everywhere else.

They've got some pretty great deals if u know how to look.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 10, 2018 4:39 pm    Post subject:

I'll check it from time to time like if I ever want to buy something used, but i haven't ordered anything since they refused to help me with a an order that was marked as delivered but never was.

They have this the ebay "buyers protection" thing on every listing, but I paid for an item and it was never delivered and I was sh*t out of luck according to them. With Amazon if the item is not delivered or lost whether it is marked as delivered or not they usually will either refund me or send me it again.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 10, 2018 6:00 pm    Post subject:

eureca wrote:
I'll check it from time to time like if I ever want to buy something used, but i haven't ordered anything since they refused to help me with a an order that was marked as delivered but never was.

They have this the ebay "buyers protection" thing on every listing, but I paid for an item and it was never delivered and I was sh*t out of luck according to them. With Amazon if the item is not delivered or lost whether it is marked as delivered or not they usually will either refund me or send me it again.


How long ago? Last few year's they almost unequivocally side with the buyer. The "Item Not Received" has been a bane of sellers. If you're one with no ethics, you can really (bleep) over sellers with their current system.
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