10/03/2006

eBay At The Moon

Only recently have I been smart enough to begin the difficult weaning process when it comes to Amazon and some of my other online retailing friends. After all, there are more reasonable alternatives to my high falutin' money wastin'.

There still are some things I can never lay my hands on.

Where's a guy to go when he needs a replacement copy of the brilliant Miss America cd by Mary Margaret O'Hara?

Or a fascinating out of print book called In God's Name by David Yallop?

Or a cheaper than usual dvd copy of the silent film classic The Passion of Joan of Arc?

Hi eBay? Dale here, care to help me bankrupt myself?

Don't worry too much about me though; as soon as the right 12 step program shows up, I'm going to bid on it.

30 comments:

Mick Gordon said...

Second hand stores - value village, you would not belive the great stuff I get there.

ziggystardust73 said...

Hello, my name is Ziggy.

And I'm addicted to Ebay.

Angela said...

I feel your pain, Dale. Ebay! Amazon! And worse, Chapters and Future Shop, even though they are right around where I work and live. Half the fun is in receiving a package in the mail. Just as James Bond suspected, Christmas can come more than once a year.

Mary Margaret O'Hara! How very Canadian of you.

!an said...

hello dale. this is ian from melbourne australia. (i enjoyed for whores but as i'm struggling to come up with others, i've opted to write something over here!). may i cut to the chase? would you write some haiku for my blog? i think you'd be great at it. go on, you know you want to.

Beth said...

I was addicted to eBay for many years. Even bought a David Letterman death mask, which hangs proudly on my wall. Now I just indulge casually, usually when I'm looking for the impossible-to-find.

Size effect: You'll be deluged by spam. Use a separate e-mail account just for eBay. My original eBay e-mail gets about 15,000 pieces of spam each month.

Beth said...

Oh, and I love the rush of snatching a win from someone in the final 10 seconds. What a thrill!

Anonymous said...

Ohhh I got some better ideas on how you should spend your money- and they all involve me, me, ME!!!! I love money and money being spent on ME is the best.... I got a birthday coming up in less than two weeks and I like gifts either made of or purchased with MONEY.... C'mon Dale, ya know you lurve me.....

sKincarver said...

I've bought a lot of stuff from half.com. It's owned by ebay, so you still get fucked...just without the excitement of a bidding war. It's kind of like marriage.

For shits n' giggles I searched your Mary Margaret. That Miss America disc was $30?!?! Did she try and kill the president?

Tenacious S said...

Hello, my name is Tenacious S and I have been clean for over a year. I spent all of our money and now we have none. But I got a GREAT antique mailbox for our newly restored Victorian. Thanks, EBay (I miss you.....).

Tom said...

It's true, dale. You can get everything there. It totally rules.

btw, I'm Reese.

Tom said...

It's true, dale. You can get everything there. It totally rules.

gizmorox said...

I'll see you at the eBay addiction meeting. We can bond over cheap coffee and stale donuts.

Yasamin said...

I used to sell Steven Madden designer shoes on ebay and was rolling in $$$$ until my supplier ran out.

ebay is the devil. i just want you to know that. be careful.

ps... while your at it... buy me anything with marilyn monroe on it. or bettie page. or anything from Torrid. or anything from baby phat. or apple bottoms. or any shoes that you, yourself, might find hot. because i love shoes... all shoes. .. shoes shoes shoes.... *drools*

sorry i lost it for a moment there.

PinkFluffySlippers said...

I think you're a profile photo updating whore, Dale. I've seen three now in the space of a week.

Ben Heller said...

I never buy anything off Amazon. Only ebay which I think on the whole is excellent.

Mother Hen said...

Scratch off whore.

Beth said...

If you can't find the MMO'Hara disc, I can burn a copy of mine and ship it over the border.

Old Lady said...

Craft stores for me!

Beth said...

I think PinkFluffySlippers is onto something ... but it inspired me to change my avatar today.

Tom said...

Prolly a mid-life ... issue. tee hee

Dale said...

You're right Mick Gordon. I would not believe it. Tell me.

Ziggy - put all your cash and credit cards in an envelope and entrust them to me. I will do the rest.

Hello !an, thanks for the invite to write. I'll check your blog. You should check in with Jen at Casual Slack. She writes Work Sucks haikus on Tuesdays.

Beth and Beth! Thanks for the spam warning. You're so much more evil than I suspected. The reasons to admire you grow all the time.

Of course I lurve you Shroomy. Where are you registered again?

Hey Skincarver. Mary's well worth the coin and I'd spend it over and over again. I've had the cassette, the cd and now the cd again. If you clicked the link in my post, you saw how it's not just me that thinks she's excellent.

That sounds great Tenacious S. How about a photo. Or just one of your boobs hanging over the mailbox waiting?

Tom Reese Tom Reese - seems they do have everything there. So you're a guy now? What gives? Are you at work using government grant money for nefarious purposes again?

Don't mind if I do Gizmorox. But can the doughnuts be fresh? I'd prefer that.

Dale said...

Ms. Yasamin, you've got great taste. I have 2 pairs of Steve Madden shoes and I really like them. It's fun when you lose it.

Ouch, you're right PFluffy, I haven't changed the damned thing in 2 years and then bang bang and oh, that was good for me. I'll try to hold out a little longer next time.

Well Ben Heller, I don't know what Amazon ever did to you but I'm okay, it's more stuff for me right? Oh wait, I'm trying to stop that.

I know you are but what am I Mother Hen?

Great offer Beth but I did re-buy it. Please burn everything else you've got though and ship it up. Please? You've only got about a million cds am I right?

We've all know so many ways to be wicked Old Lady, craft stores added to the list of places who will take your cash and credit.

She is on to something hot new girl with the glasses. Want an olive in your martini?

At this age, everthing is definitely a mid life issue Tommy Girl.

justacoolcat said...

I have a 15 step program, you see, this one has three more steps. So you can skip two, but not the one where you pay money.

Yasamin said...

aww i think BumbleBee Man es mucho caliente!!! lol

ps... dude, you own steve maddens? thats hot. do you love it? ~said in horrible paris hilton voice.

Anonymous said...

Tom is the my space guy??
I love ebay, I'm an ebay whore too.

Jen said...

I was addicted to Ebay...

it's more fun to sell the stuff!

X. Dell said...

Well, you can also sell the stuff you buy on e-bay. If you do that, you can think of your purchases more as rentals.

Dale said...

Holy crap Coolcat! I owe you so much. You're always coming up with the brilliant schemes.

Yas, I do love the Maddens and I'm going to be visiting his store in Manhattan tomorrow hopefully! That is hot. Said in an even less convincing Paris Hilton voice.

We all seem to be loving the eBay don't we Bluez? Such a simple idea and so many of us not as rich as the idea guy.

And now you're addicted to pancakes and haiku. You're one cool customer Jen.

Good thinking X. Dell. I really should start hawking all the crap I have laying around me.

Anomie-Atlanta said...

I think you should have to pass a blood alcohol content test in order to bid on anything on Ebay. One night after a bottle of gin, my best friend discovered she was the proud new owner of a timeshare in Panama City.

Dale said...

Wow, that's pretty brutal Anomie! Maybe a breathalyzer attached to the keyboard or something.