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Old Aug 24 2008, 08:49 AM   #1
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I must be having a really crazy day when I started on eBay. I just realised that I started on April 1st, 2005 and that's Ms. Anne McCaffrey's birthday. Has anyone else looked at their starting date on eBay and found that their "date" is a "date with destiny" either past or present. I realise that this may sound confusing and possibly corny but just curious as to whether you started on a really important date with history or was it an everyday occurrence?

Think of 6 degrees of separation...

Or "most people I know, think that I'm craaa-zzzzy!"

Or one of those "what if" possibilities????

And it doesn't matter if it's to do with eBay, it could be here on MoM or anywhere for that matter....
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Old Aug 25 2008, 09:15 PM   #2
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October 4, 2000......... nothing unusual there, just another day in my past.
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I droped by, but never shop it so I would have any idea.
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Relatively late, I had friends doing my buying for me before I became a member myself on March 26, 2005.
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Old Aug 26 2008, 11:12 AM   #5
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Hans, that's only a few days before me, falls off chair in excitement. My mum started 3 years before I did and I think I taught her more in the last few months then in the 5 or so years, she was wandering around in ebay limbo-land. At least your friends helped you out with it! Aren't friends and family great?
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Old Aug 26 2008, 11:48 AM   #6
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Yep, I was a late starter as far as eBay is concerned but... I more than made up for it Not so much in volume as in money :
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I got myself a Paypal and Ebay account about a week or so after turning 18. (Minimum age requirement ) But I can't remember the exact date. They've both got a decent amount of use out of them however. -Chuckles-
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Okay, you made me curious and I had to see when ladymantis62 joined e-Bay - April 3, 2003 and I have 20 transactions !!
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Do most people at this site buy on Ebay these days? I have barely looked at anything on it, mostly things that people post individual links to that are for sale. I don't have Paypal and no desire for it. I guess I'm just not much of a shopper.
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Yes, I think they do, Priscilla. I'm not a shopper either, I'm a collector
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Well, there you go. I guess there could be a difference between a "shopper" and a collector, though both require spending money on the purchases. Kind of like "all bugs are insects, but not all insects are bugs?!" A "collector" has to go "shopping" but not all "shoppers" are "collectors"?! Well, that was a silly comparison, I must say!
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Well, I've added to my various collections on ebay, and I've bought things for others as well as myself. I've bought jewelry for my wife, mother, and sister. pocket dragons and Melody Pena figures for myself, cameras for my wife and 2 sons out of 3 (wife bought the third son's) and myself. There's been 2 laptops for us, 1 for the oldest son. Camera lenses and accessories for my old Canon 35 mm cameras; in fact, one of the cameras, too.

My wife has bought Mickey Mouse stuff as well as gifts for about everybody in the family.

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Do most people at this site buy on Ebay these days? I have barely looked at anything on it, mostly things that people post individual links to that are for sale. I don't have Paypal and no desire for it. I guess I'm just not much of a shopper.
Actually although I state Paypal on my ebay items for sale, I will accept other forms of payment if requested - more for the Aussie buyers then overseas ones as they tend to pay via paypal. If I have items that I don't particularly want on ebay, I've listed them in a thread already on MoM or in the newspaper if having a yardsale or where-ever and have stated there that I'm willing to sell or trade/barter for something else. I usually state that if I putting something up in a thread/advert *scratches head, trying to remember if I've done that*. You'll find that ebay now allows for alternative payment plans besides paypal - although they're still trying to push for paypal only. In Australia, the commission has put a stop on that "idea" for the moment, stating that it's a monopoly on the market and an unfair status quo for both sellers/buyers. I think Hans had a thread on this topic at one stage.

I realise that there are alternative markets out there besides ebay, as an example - yardsales, internet auction sites, amazon, abebooks etc, but one tends to look at all the alternatives besides just one.

This is one of my crazy thoughts for a thread starter and a bit of conversation piece. My mum thinks I'm nuts anyway, until something happens and it's like, "HELP, what have I done to upset ebay?" being ebay illiterate that she is. That's what kids are for, computer nerds one minute, geniuses the next!
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Aww but Hans, if you weren't such a "serious" collector, how would the rest of us know what's OUT THERE to collect, find or read for ourselves? Hmm. All I can say is, keep it up as 9 times out of 10, if we get stumped, you're the man for the job of putting us on the straight and narrow in terms of all that's available. Take this as a compliment, please, you're like one of those blood hounds, sniff everything in sight, just to uncover the truth. "THE TRUTH IS OUT THERE" X files.
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Hmm, how do I figure out my join date?
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There's a place to tellabout things for sale here? I looked around and didn't see any. I have some duplicate pocket dragons for sale. Where can I tell people about them?
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Try here, but read over requments first would be my only sugestion here.
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I would think that would go under Non-McCaffrey check and ask first, to see if any one would like them.

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Click on my "here 'tis", Cheryl. At the bottom left hand corner under Seller information, that gives all the info about me. Under your ebay site, it should show a similiar thing on the same page that mine has come up under. Does that help? Otherwise pm your ebay name and I can find out for you!
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I've 'rescued' items related to several fraternal organizations that Dad belonged to (his b-day was Oct. 4th).I've added to a couple of his collections and I have gotten a few items for mine as well. I got a replacement for one item I had as a little girl. I had broken it by accident and had kept the two largest pieces for years. But when Dad had his sister and a friend in to clean the house many items I had kept got trashed. I got one item I had drooled over since I found out it existed - a collector's plate by Red Skelton. I have no desire to own any others - just that one. Breyer horses on the other hand . . . and glass . . .
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15-Feb-03.
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Dec 18, 05...Better late than never... but we've certainly been mading up for all the lost time...
We shopped 'til we dropped...ROTFL!! We have two big collections that we are always buying for...and the best place to find goodies for them is on ebay....WE LOVE IT!!!
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I've 'rescued' items related to several fraternal organizations that Dad belonged to (his b-day was Oct. 4th).I've added to a couple of his collections and I have gotten a few items for mine as well. I got a replacement for one item I had as a little girl. I had broken it by accident and had kept the two largest pieces for years. But when Dad had his sister and a friend in to clean the house many items I had kept got trashed. I got one item I had drooled over since I found out it existed - a collector's plate by Red Skelton. I have no desire to own any others - just that one. Breyer horses on the other hand . . . and glass . . .
You can also get an idea on what an item you have is worth.
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I think there's another ebay theme tune, done by a couple of Asian dudes that's quite funny as well. Same tune, just a different group of people doing it.

I'll agree on all the other points you made too, well I don't go chasing after plates or glassware but in my case, it's been trying to get hold of all the Elinor Brent-Dyer books (out of 62 or so books, I'm down to 8-10 hard to find books - it may actually be less as I haven't gone to re-look lately), Anne McCaffrey (yep, another die-hard convert - Hans, you've got to stop it, all these latest acquistitions, NNNNnnoooooooooooooo, how could you do it? Hubby's rethinking that bookshelves may be a necessity before long) and the usual presents for kids and adults alike. Although Hubby tends to go looking for DVD's like "The Goodies", "I dream of Jeannie", "Gilligan's Island" etc.... Junior has his ideas on playstation, ds, gaming etc etc....
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