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Why I Love eBay

By now, I should have convinced you that there is a lot of crap online that tries to pass itself off as content. Then again, since you're reading this blog, itself a poor substitute for content, then maybe you can't tell the difference. So I will try again.

One of my personal favorite sites in the world is eBay, not only because it's just a wasteland of stuff that you think you might want because it's only a buck (plus $50 shipping), but also because they are exploiting a business model that could not have existed before the advent of the World Wide Web. It's like a worldwide swap meet, open to everyone, and like any open community, there are a bunch of nuts thrown into the mix.

People will try to sell anything on eBay, including:

God bless the Internet! I say that if some guy can make money by having his wife shout your name during sex, then he deserves every penny he gets.

Comments on Why I Love eBay
  Comment from Anonymous Anonymous at Thursday, April 14, 2005 11:48:00 AM
You may love ebay...but I hate you.
  Comment from Blogger Red Bull at Thursday, April 14, 2005 4:23:00 PM
I wonder who that "anonymous" poster was? Probably the "Top Agent".
  Comment from Blogger MacFurious at Thursday, April 14, 2005 6:45:00 PM
that guy did come through on his bid - his wife really did scream "Oh give it to me Mac baby...!"

Best $250 I've spent.

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