10 years on ebay

10 years ago today I signed up for my ebay.com account. I was trying to think if there are any accounts I've had longer than this one (email accounts or something like that), but I'm pretty sure that it is the oldest account of any type I have online.

Over the past 10 years my account has been used primarily to purchase things, though I have sold quite a few items as well. I've racked up a user rating of 426 though I've completed more than 1000 transactions. More often than not the other party failed to leave feedback. I have a 100% positive feedback rating and have never received a neutral or negative comment. I'm pretty proud of that fact.

I was trying to come up with a list of interesting items that I've purchased or sold on ebay. I was amazed at how difficult coming up with a list was. But, that's probably good for you, the reader, as the list I did come up with is fairly short and sweet.

Cool items I've purchased on eBay:

  • Funhouse Pinball machine
  • Chuck Palahniuk promotional item: Anal Beads
  • Countless domain names (HotStupidGirls.com being the standout amusing domain)

Cool items I've sold on eBay:

  • Funhouse Pinball machine (yes, the same one I purchased)
  • 2 Beastie Boys stickers that sold for over $200 and I have no idea why
  • My entire collection of Rocky Horror memorabilia
  • Used First Gen iPhone (16 GB sold for $460)

These days I don't use eBay as much as I once did. I mainly use it for research when shopping for specific items. I do have some items I want to sell on eBay and it would be pretty cool to get my user rating to 500 while maintaining a perfect record. Though, at my current rate, getting to 500 could take up the next 10 years.

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  1. Jane on October 15, 2008 at 1:46 am

    Well, at least you didn't re-sell the anal beads….

  2. todd on October 15, 2008 at 9:29 am

    Whyyyyyy!!?!?!! Why must you keep reminding me how much you sold your iPhone for!? It huuurrts so muccchhhh….*sob* *sob* *sob*

  3. John Hawkins on October 16, 2008 at 4:05 pm


  4. John Hawkins on October 16, 2008 at 4:06 pm

    Todd, I'm just better at not washing my iPhone when doing laundry.