Book of Joe:
Every now and then, but as infrequently as possible, perhaps once a year, I buy something on eBay that I can't find anywhere else.
And every time I do, I'm reminded of why I repeat this behavior as infrequently as possible.
eBay's "Buy It Now" feature is the Bizarro World equivalent of Amazon's One-Click.
It involves innumerable screens, clicks and pages, confusing instructions, a terrible interface and, worst of all, the need to invoke PayPal as part of the process.
It is no surprise to me that eBay is fading.
[b] Buyer (maxwelton 98)
[s] Seller (sell-o-matic 371)
[b] 2008-05-10 12:47 Auction #1234567890 ended, $67.12 high bid
[s] 2008-05-10 14:34 Sent invoice
[b] 2008-05-10 18:59 Paid via PayPal
[s] 2008-05-12 08:12 Shipped via UPS standard ground
[b] 2008-05-15 10:04 Signed for package
[b] 2008-05-15 11:42 Agreed item was as described
"Great buyer, immediate payment, will press '+' several times."
"Well packaged, speedy shipping, exactly as described. Thanks!"
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