Saturday, May 13, 2006

Exciting ebay auction item

Here's a special opportunity for all of my readers:

Broken green laser pointer (item 9726296628 end time 23-May-06 23:21:02 BST)

I've generally had no problems with ebay, but recently someone sold me a laser pointer that doesn't work. The seller appears to be a box-shifter who simply doesn't respond to problems (of course I noticed he'd had a small proportion of problems before bidding, but thought I was unlikely to be one of them), and paypal's "dispute resolution" isn't worth the (non-functioning) web page it is written on.

I was amused to find that the very first item ever bought on ebay was a broken laser pointer. So here is your chance to re-create a moment in history!

Happy bidding, and good luck!

5 comments:

Rufus said...

James: I come to your blog to read about climate change and your research. I DO NOT want to read about your latest bid on ebay. It's an utter waste of my time. Wise up, or you will find you have no respectable readers left.

James Annan said...

Dear Rufus,

Thanks for the helpful advice. I am always receptive to random criticism from complete strangers :-)

Perhaps if you do not find my blog to your taste, you should not read it.

EliRabett said...

Ebay does not accept negative bids. Now there is a new business model for you, how much will I take from you so that you can mail me stuff you don't want.

adam said...

"Ebay does not accept negative bids. Now there is a new business model for you, how much will I take from you so that you can mail me stuff you don't want."

You mean "neither of us want". :)

James Annan said...

"neither of us want"

That's already what the standard version of Ebay is for :-)