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Title: High Quality Ebay Listings
Post by: GoblinAhFuckScary on February 11, 2021, 05:45:13 PM
Wanted to keep a thread going of useless/ineffectual/weird etc Ebay photos and listings because my doomscrolling has only increased in the time of the plague. I haven't got a backlog saved but the regularity is assured.

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Title: Re: High Quality Ebay Listings
Post by: GoblinAhFuckScary on February 11, 2021, 05:50:08 PM
I have a saved search for like 1940s summer dresses and that and

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Title: Re: High Quality Ebay Listings
Post by: imitationleather on February 11, 2021, 05:58:48 PM
Wanted to keep a thread going of useless/ineffectual/weird etc Ebay photos and listings because my doomscrolling has only increased with in the time of the plague. I haven't got a backlog saved but the regularity is assured.

(https://i.imgur.com/R6Q82kK.png)

Knowing the crazy stuff she does, I wouldn't be surprised if that's what the wallet looks like!!!!
Title: Re: High Quality Ebay Listings
Post by: Hand Solo on February 11, 2021, 06:01:03 PM
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"Hello Biiiiiirdiiiiiie..."
Title: Re: High Quality Ebay Listings
Post by: GoblinAhFuckScary on February 11, 2021, 06:07:10 PM
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Title: Re: High Quality Ebay Listings
Post by: wosl on February 11, 2021, 07:14:20 PM
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Title: Re: High Quality Ebay Listings
Post by: Hand Solo on February 11, 2021, 07:20:29 PM
^^
If you win the auction for the coat, he'll insist you also take the bagful of antique children's shoes that he got with it.
Title: Re: High Quality Ebay Listings
Post by: Fambo Number Mive on February 11, 2021, 09:40:35 PM
What is the white basin-like object reflected in the window?

Title: Re: High Quality Ebay Listings
Post by: Paul Calf on February 11, 2021, 09:56:03 PM
Hotel bog.
Title: Re: High Quality Ebay Listings
Post by: JesusAndYourBush on February 12, 2021, 01:36:25 AM
Open in a new window to embiggen.

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Title: Re: High Quality Ebay Listings
Post by: JesusAndYourBush on February 12, 2021, 03:03:01 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/edtL22J.jpg)

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Title: Re: High Quality Ebay Listings
Post by: Endicott on February 12, 2021, 05:32:34 PM
After reading the first two I need to bid on the third.
Title: Re: High Quality Ebay Listings
Post by: Marner and Me on February 18, 2021, 01:24:40 PM
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/274685764997?fbclid=IwAR385lO2q7sTms1zNflHhwtOY5QjOcxSs2xZu8v74r0tvKIwIcPJVAcu894
Title: Re: High Quality Ebay Listings
Post by: Blue Jam on February 18, 2021, 01:51:34 PM
https://mobile.twitter.com/SellingAMirror

Think this one's from Facebook but still:

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EudoaIMVIAAkjCb?format=jpg&name=large)

Something utterly heart-rending about this.
Title: Re: High Quality Ebay Listings
Post by: FerriswheelBueller on February 18, 2021, 02:06:49 PM
High quality thread.
Title: Re: High Quality Ebay Listings
Post by: GoblinAhFuckScary on February 18, 2021, 03:35:56 PM

Haha. Melting Steve Albini Edvard Munch Scream. Or even
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I kinda like this one. Marilyn having a bit of a gurn

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Title: Re: High Quality Ebay Listings
Post by: Zetetic on February 18, 2021, 03:41:07 PM
Glam Thatcher, isn't it?
Title: Re: High Quality Ebay Listings
Post by: GoblinAhFuckScary on February 18, 2021, 03:44:03 PM
Glam Thatcher, isn't it?

That's probably why my partner won't let me buy it
Title: Re: High Quality Ebay Listings
Post by: Mr Banlon on February 18, 2021, 03:55:14 PM
A mini A-Team van : https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/CUSTOM-HONDA-VAMOS-A-TEAM-K-LIFE-STEPVAN-GMC-DODGE-SAMBAR-ECOLINE-SURFER-VAN-BUS/353373448580?hash=item5246b2e984:g:bpQAAOSwzdZgGDiM
Title: Re: High Quality Ebay Listings
Post by: touchingcloth on February 18, 2021, 04:30:50 PM
I have a saved search for like 1940s summer dresses and that and

(https://i.imgur.com/ITD3RFp.png)

James Acaster's let himself gehen.
Title: Re: High Quality Ebay Listings
Post by: Ray Travez on February 21, 2021, 03:49:35 AM
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Title: Re: High Quality Ebay Listings
Post by: Sonny_Jim on February 21, 2021, 11:33:18 AM
There's a Japanese retro videogame seller on eBay that has amusing titles, seemingly someone reads the box whilst someone else writes the text.

For example, here is 'Crush Bandique' (https://www.ebay.ie/itm/Crush-Bandique-2-PlayStation-JP-GAME-/401444036389), which is what Crash Bandicoot sounds like if you say it in an offensive Japanese accent.  There was a few other obvious ones, like 'Tetlis', but unfortunately I can't find any others as it seems they've closed so I can't search the rest of their items.
Title: Re: High Quality Ebay Listings
Post by: GoblinAhFuckScary on February 21, 2021, 12:15:45 PM
Tetlis is my favourite tea.

(https://i.imgur.com/nDnsEvz.png)
Title: Re: High Quality Ebay Listings
Post by: PlanktonSideburns on February 21, 2021, 05:37:44 PM
https://mobile.twitter.com/SellingAMirror

Think this one's from Facebook but still:

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EudoaIMVIAAkjCb?format=jpg&name=large)

Something utterly heart-rending about this.

amazing
Title: Re: High Quality Ebay Listings
Post by: PlanktonSideburns on February 21, 2021, 05:40:15 PM
Megan Koester's Harrowing Images From the Craigslist Free Section on instagram has some real amazing ones of these

https://www.instagram.com/p/CK-USzHARRO/
Title: Re: High Quality Ebay Listings
Post by: GoblinAhFuckScary on March 25, 2021, 11:09:30 PM
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Title: Re: High Quality Ebay Listings
Post by: Sebastian Cobb on March 25, 2021, 11:35:53 PM
I kinda like this one. Marilyn having a bit of a gurn

(https://i.imgur.com/EVB1llb.png)

Can you call it a rug if it lets most of the light through it like that?
Title: Re: High Quality Ebay Listings
Post by: Janie Jones on March 26, 2021, 12:11:56 PM
Every time this thread gets bumped I am terrified that my distorted reflected face is going to appear, or one of my auctions of disgusting old tat will be held up for scrutiny. I do sell some risible auld shite but it’s my hobby, it keeps stuff out of landfill and sometimes I make a few bob.

For example: having now acquired a reputation for clearing dead friend’s homes, we got asked to help a friend clear his dead step-sister’s garage. When we got there, he’d made a start and made 3 piles of stuff, one for the dump, one for the chazza (when they reopen for donations) and one for resale via car boot/eBay/auction. My partner rescued a small item he spotted in the ‘dump’ pile, I wish I could reveal further details but it’s hush-hush because of our friend’s family politics. These items normally go for a fiver or so, so we bunged it on eBay for 99p one evening and woke up to a shitstorm of messages and offers in the hundreds from several dealers. Turns out this mundane-looking item was very special and rare; we let the auction run and it sold for £1450! (We’ve given most of the profit, after fees and commission, to our friend, just in case anyone thought I was being cagey about the details because I’d trousered the cash.)

Tl:dr: Try to avoid chucking old stuff away, it may have value you don’t know about.
Title: Re: High Quality Ebay Listings
Post by: Ray Travez on March 26, 2021, 01:55:46 PM
Every time this thread gets bumped I am terrified that my distorted reflected face is going to appear, or one of my auctions of disgusting old tat will be held up for scrutiny.
Heh, I know exactly what you mean. I can't say what I listed this morning, as it would be easily searchable, but it's pretty close to the bottom of the barrel. For some, it should probably be in a bag marked 'FOR INCINERATION ONLY'.

My partner rescued a small item he spotted in the ‘dump’ pile, I wish I could reveal further details but it’s hush-hush because of our friend’s family politics.
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These items normally go for a fiver or so, so we bunged it on eBay for 99p one evening and woke up to a shitstorm of messages and offers in the hundreds from several dealers. Turns out this mundane-looking item was very special and rare; we let the auction run and it sold for £1450!

that's brilliant; never had a result close to that. Mind, I'm mostly flipping stuff I found at car boot sales/ in a skip etc. You read about these things like someone buying a Ming dynasty vase for 50p, and I sometimes wonder if I should swot up on the value of precious items, but in the end I can't be bothered. 
Title: Re: High Quality Ebay Listings
Post by: studpuppet on March 26, 2021, 10:58:03 PM
Tl:dr: Try to avoid chucking old stuff away, it may have value you don’t know about.

Cor - that sounds like it would make a great TV programme.

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Alfie Allen selling costumes he pinched off the set of Jo Jo Rabbit.

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Title: Re: High Quality Ebay Listings
Post by: RetroRobot on March 27, 2021, 12:13:40 AM
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Never forget.
Title: Re: High Quality Ebay Listings
Post by: dissolute ocelot on March 27, 2021, 04:35:07 PM
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Never forget.
WTF. Are they being forced to sell all their toys on eBay?
Title: Re: High Quality Ebay Listings
Post by: RetroRobot on March 28, 2021, 04:26:43 PM
WTF. Are they being forced to sell all their toys on eBay?

Yeah, it was a listing where the mother had a long ramble about how the beyblades had scuffed up the bathtub.
Title: Re: High Quality Ebay Listings
Post by: Janie Jones on March 28, 2021, 05:55:09 PM
Heh, I know exactly what you mean. I can't say what I listed this morning, as it would be easily searchable, but it's pretty close to the bottom of the barrel. For some, it should probably be in a bag marked 'FOR INCINERATION ONLY'.


Ha, well, emboldened by this virtual fist-bump of solidarity on the shite-selling front, here are some bin-worthy things that I’ve sold

*All the noughties band memorabilia from my son’s old bedroom - festival wrist bands, ticket stubs, set lists, flyers. Obviously there’s some collectible stuff in there (Blur, Libertines) but would you think anyone would want a Hot Hot Heat poster or a Reuben set list? They do.

*My horribly worn-out old cycling and running gear. People will buy vintage Nike and nineties cycling jerseys even in unwearable condition.

*Empty bags and boxes. People will pay top dollar for designer packaging but old carrier bags sell, even something like a Tesco Bag for Life if it’s maybe promoting a particular film franchise.

*Corks. Get them from your friends or a restaurant if you don’t drink a lot of non-screw-top wine yourself. Crafters buy them.

I’m lucky enough to be time-rich and I actually quite enjoy selling things people consider unsaleable trash. I realise if I were trying to do this for a living, I’d be earning about 90p an hour so it’s unfeasible as a business model. But for me, it’s free money.
Title: Re: High Quality Ebay Listings
Post by: holyzombiejesus on March 28, 2021, 06:25:55 PM

*Corks. Get them from your friends or a restaurant if you don’t drink a lot of non-screw-top wine yourself. Crafters buy them.

In my old flat we used to throw our corks in to the unused fireplace. I shoved them on ebay when we were moving out (after cleaning off the toenail clippings that I'd also tip in the unused fireplace) and they were bought by someone whose address was Head Electrician of a major London theatre. Always wondered what they were used for.

Empty whisky boxes and perfume bottles go for a bit apparently but never bothered myself.
Title: Re: High Quality Ebay Listings
Post by: chveik on March 28, 2021, 07:05:01 PM
In my old flat we used to throw our corks in to the unused fireplace. I shoved them on ebay when we were moving out (after cleaning off the toenail clippings that I'd also tip in the unused fireplace) and they were bought by someone whose address was Head Electrician of a major London theatre. Always wondered what they were used for.

aren't they used for insulation?
Title: Re: High Quality Ebay Listings
Post by: Ray Travez on April 03, 2021, 12:48:13 AM
Ha, well, emboldened by this virtual fist-bump of solidarity on the shite-selling front, here are some bin-worthy things that I’ve sold

*All the noughties band memorabilia from my son’s old bedroom - festival wrist bands, ticket stubs, set lists, flyers. Obviously there’s some collectible stuff in there (Blur, Libertines) but would you think anyone would want a Hot Hot Heat poster or a Reuben set list? They do.

*My horribly worn-out old cycling and running gear. People will buy vintage Nike and nineties cycling jerseys even in unwearable condition.

*Empty bags and boxes. People will pay top dollar for designer packaging but old carrier bags sell, even something like a Tesco Bag for Life if it’s maybe promoting a particular film franchise.

*Corks. Get them from your friends or a restaurant if you don’t drink a lot of non-screw-top wine yourself. Crafters buy them.

I’m lucky enough to be time-rich and I actually quite enjoy selling things people consider unsaleable trash. I realise if I were trying to do this for a living, I’d be earning about 90p an hour so it’s unfeasible as a business model. But for me, it’s free money.

Always like reading your posts about ebay selling. I'm in a similar position to you, time-rich (but cash-poor) so I'm able to spend time searching and listing stuff. Been doing it about twenty years; I get a buzz from getting stuff to people who will use it, who will enjoy it. A few months back I sold an offcut of a motorcycle seat foam- about 3 and a half feet by one foot, that I found in a skip. Didn't make any profit on it, just didn't want to see it go to landfill when someone could use it.

I've read that crafters like corks and toilet rolls and other stuff. Never seem to have enough of those things to make it worth my while.

My latest wheeze is finding hoovers in skips, and breaking them for parts. Not sure if it's going to pay off. Hope so, it's pretty disgusting cleaning other people's cat crap out of a vacuum tank.

Other stuff I got out of skips lately- sandwich board- on for £20, not sold yet. Pair of cycle shoes, just sold for £22. A thing that looked a bit like a chimney pot, sold for £3. Seem to be always listing something.

I have a memory of selling some questionable stuff, but I can't remember what it was now. Back when I lived in Brighton, and there was easy pickings from skips in the right area.

Today I sold a fox skull that I found in the woods. Cleaned it up, glued the teeth back in and sent the eyes separately in a jiffy bag (joke, obviously... eyes were long gone)
Title: Re: High Quality Ebay Listings
Post by: GoblinAhFuckScary on April 07, 2021, 04:05:57 PM
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Title: Re: High Quality Ebay Listings
Post by: Ray Travez on April 07, 2021, 11:03:49 PM
that's fantastic. I love the desperation in the last five words, makes it sound like the thing has somehow become sentient

(and who's to say it hasn't)
Title: Re: High Quality Ebay Listings
Post by: Ray Travez on April 07, 2021, 11:05:38 PM
for when six copies of Bootie Call are just not enough

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Title: Re: High Quality Ebay Listings
Post by: Sebastian Cobb on April 08, 2021, 10:59:51 AM
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The first law of conservation of Stathams means that Statham can neither be created nor destroyed; rather, it can only be transformed or transferred from one form to another.
Title: Re: High Quality Ebay Listings
Post by: Ray Travez on April 08, 2021, 12:47:12 PM
be fast that thing wouldn't it though? as it hunted you down through the streets of Radcliffe
Title: Re: High Quality Ebay Listings
Post by: icehaven on April 08, 2021, 12:52:52 PM
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The ornaments you see in the windows of high street fruit machine arcades have let themselves go.
Title: Re: High Quality Ebay Listings
Post by: kalowski on April 17, 2021, 09:06:33 AM
James brown face mask
(https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/RWwAAOSw~bFgeWFo/s-l400.jpg)
I think this was taken from his dead body
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/124683611331
Title: Re: High Quality Ebay Listings
Post by: GoblinAhFuckScary on April 17, 2021, 10:40:42 AM
James brown face mask
(https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/RWwAAOSw~bFgeWFo/s-l400.jpg)
I think this was taken from his dead body
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/124683611331

that's incredible oh my god



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