I can admit it. I am 100% hooked to this site. I am an ebay junkie! You can find anything you need from this site, and even things you don't need, but know your going to spoil yourself and buy them anyhow.
I have purchased everything from ebay. Clothing, books, toys, autism tools... I am from a rural area so getting around too lots of little boutiques is a difficult challenge with a four year old, so I do what I do best and research it and buy it from home.
Ebay has been a god sent, especially with the beginning of an autism diagnosis because there were always various items to purchase depending upon the needs of your child. Fidget toys, oral sensory items, ABA or IBI kits, speech dvds, occupational therapy toys. Although things were expensive most times I was able to find exactly what we needed, but was unable to find locally.
I must admit that I have looked to ebay for two years now when doing shopping for anyone. Half of the thrill in buying for others is knowing that they will love what they will get and you really can find a lot of unique items at great prices.
The other bonus is knowing that you can ship the item directly to the person instead of letting it come to you first. This is a great option for those last minute buyers like me. If your not into the auction idea, there is a new addition to the site called "Buy it now" and as it suggests, you just buy it now.
I have sold a lot of items of ebay as well. Where else can you sell your wedding dress, a porcelain doll and Toronto Maple Leaf items and make good money without loosing a lot by hosting a yard sale and being haggled to a few measley quarters for items worth far more.
Im not a big fan of ebay because of the shipping, I find the deals are better driving for them in my town. But its a great site for antique shopping and when you find something that has free or really cheap shipping its great.
I love ebay, to much. It is a dangerous place for my wallet! I love e-stores on there, there's a gem guy that carries some gorgeous products at great prices, got the stones for my mom's 25th wedding anniversary pendant there.
I also love ebay. I am a huge junkie for it. I love finding original things... instead of feeling like I am ona great hunt to find that perfect thing. I have made hundreds of purchases on ebay... and recommend it to everyone!