Wednesday, February 7, 2007

It's like the Starbucks of the internet...

My hands were sweaty. My heart was racing. My fingers were arched in a ready position over the keyboard. The time had come to place my bid. Anyone that’s been doing EBay long enough knows to wait for the last possible second to type in your bid. At times it can be risky because there is always the other guy doing the same thing as you and you could lose out if you bid too low but it’s a chance you have to take.
You see, I’m an EBayaholic. My friends are always amazed at the things I have bought on this mother of all auction sites. From clothing to clocks to antique leather chairs that fill my house, I have found and bid on them. I find that EBay is much more than just an auction internet house. It truly is an amazing phenomenon in our world and one that nobody could have guessed would be here 10 years ago. It’s like the Starbucks of the internet. It’s easy, quick, and people get addicted.
Every auction tells a story. Naturally most are about the item that is being auctioned off but there are many untold stories about the buyer and seller that we’ll never know. The people that I have become acquainted with and the friendly e-mails we have exchanged all make the winning that much sweeter. I have been fortunate to meet several sellers of items I have bought on Ebay.
Every auction has a story and this one is based on mine .

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