Tuesday, November 27, 2007

I love eBay

I'm not a big "eBayer" - but I have an account (did come in handy when I bought six non-refundable tickets to a Jerry Seinfeld show wrong city... Eugene, Oregon and not Sacramento, California... don't really know how that happened - but in the end I managed to sell them, even with a totally unexpected profit, using my eBay) and I've done a couple of purchases.

It's amazing what you can find on eBay. Historically I've found things like a identical replacement favorite stuffed kitten from Animal Alley for the Daughter that they've stopped selling in the store once she realized it was her favorite, special hooks for the stroller and other things I wouldn't even know where too look for otherwise.

Now I'm waiting for my IKEA footstool cushions that I bought on eBay on Saturday. Turned out that IKEA had discontinued the fabric we have for our sofa chairs when I went to IKEA to get foot stool and cushions in the same fabric and I was in a bad mood all afternoon until I decided to at least check on eBay. Who knows. And guess what - some seller who is specializing in discontinued IKEA slipcovers and cushions had two new cushions in the right fabric still in it's original plastic packing.

4 comments:

Dosiss said...

My parents has the same! :)

Desiree said...

Det finns helt klart otroligt mycket man kan hitta och fynda på ebay. Toppen att du kunde sälja de där biljetterna som du råkat köpa till fel stad. Finns en marknad för det mesta.

Anne-Marie said...

Har faktiskt aldrig köpt något från eBay men har ju förstått att man kan göra riktiga fynd där. Vad skulle man göra utan "online shopping"? :)

JaCal said...

Dosiss - haha! It's not that it's a fantastic color (it's actually pretty boring), but the fabric is great when you have two under the age of 5 at home - and we had the fabric on the chairs...

Desiree - ja, helt otroligt... jag trodde jag hade förlorat flera hundra dollar - men kunde sälja dem med lite vinst - OCH göra två personer i Oregon glada för föreställningen var utsåld där.

Anne-Marie - jag har gjort ett par köp - har alltid fungerat perfekt! Har faktiskt haft mer problem med Amazon's underleverantrörer än det jag köpt på eBay... Ja, vad skulle man göra utan online shopping... spara mer kanske? ;-)