Yes guys, the moment you have all been waiting for, the next installment of Bad Ebay finds!!!! I’ve been accumulating these for a while because I was waiting for just the right thing to turn up for the grand finale of the post. My patience was well rewarded a few days ago.
Let me say up front that I’m not sure how much longer I’m going to be doing these posts. The reason is that I’m totally annoyed and repulsed by Ebay at the moment. To put it nicely, Ebay has turned into a cesspool on the internet. It’s a combination of problems: dishonest sellers, ridiculous prices, misleading listings. Interestingly enough, I have noticed a HUGE reduction of activity on the site. I still have a few things I’ve been trying to sell and in all my years of selling on there, I’ve never had so much trouble. I suspect that I am not alone in my feeling fed up. Just as a “for instance”, last year at this time, if you did a search on American Girl, you would pull up 80,000+ items. Now it’s only 40,000-44,000. That’s a big difference. And unfortunately, I keep seeing the same things relisted over and over and over and over again. It doesn’t help that I managed to get the 2 things I really wanted (Molly’s bike and the pink sweater) too, so I’m not all that in to looking. We will just see how it goes for the moment.
Enough of that, it’s time to get this crap fest started! And let me tell you, this one is worth the wait. As always, I warn you to put down that coffee and swallow that last sip…
One thing that drives me absolutely bananas with people who sell on Ebay is horrible photographs. I’m not just talking from a professional perspective either. These are ones that just, well…look like heck. Lack of ANY light, out of focus, poorly done the whole way around. I suspect these people think “it’s really easy to sell on Ebay” and have no clue on how to do it right. Presenting, the worst of the worst!
Then there are the people who don’t take time to do a little bit of homework when they list something. Or they decide to re-use a listing (or someone else’s) but don’t correct the errors. Or the listing is just completely inaccurate!
This was supposed to be a listing for a doll sized chair. Let me just say that I reported this listing because it is against Ebay policy to list ANYTHING without a photo of the item. It had been like this for 5 days, so that tells me they had no intention of putting a photo up. Grrrrrrrrrrrrr…
This was for an 18″ Kaya doll. Uh, if that’s the case, then that is one honking big remote control!!! The seller received several complaints about this listing (mine included) and corrected it. TAKE YOUR TIME PEOPLE!
Then there are those listings that are just plain…bizarre:
This one I take personal exception to. It was an “Indy 500 Set”. You got the dress, flag and the photo of Helio Castroneves. As an Indy car fan, and someone who has been to the 500 race many times, let me just say that you would NEVER wear an outfit like this to the race. EVER. And the flag is out of proportion. And I would want a photo of Tony Kanaan. Sorry, just my personal rant here. 😉
And now, time for the grand finale!! You know I always save the best (or worst!) for last:
Sorry, but I think I’ll pass on the mermaid doll. That’s the stuff nightmares are made of.
That’s it folks! Till next time…