Ebay: Comedy or Tragedy?



#3

Someone should be keeping a scrapbook of these deals.

I'm unsure whether the jpeg or the shipping deal is more
entertaining.

Edited: 12 Dec 2010, 11:01 p.m. after one or more responses were posted


#4

or how long he has been a seller :)

#5

Quote:
I'm unsure whether the jpeg or the shipping deal is more entertaining.

Maybe Santa Claus delivers it in person!?

PS I saw on ebay today somebody who wanted $20 to ship a camera filter (even more obscene than this)

#6

There's a much better way to insert URLs.


#7

Quote:
There's a much better way to insert URLs.

Yes, the "Link" feature can be utilized to hide a URL if desired, although it can be somewhat of a hassle.

Copying and pasting an unhidden URL into the same window or a new tab is not too difficult.

-- Karl


Edited: 12 Dec 2010, 10:06 p.m.


#8

Quote:
Copying and pasting an unhidden URL into the same window or a new tab is not too difficult.

It IS indeed a hassle for the reader to get to the URL. You must know that. It's a mind-numbingly simple process for one who makes a post to properly reference a URL that can be reached with one click.

Many will not bother finding an improperly posted URL. If one wishes to maximize the probability that someone will look at the URL that one references, then one must use the method that the list provides. Otherwise one says in effect that it's not very important to see, or "I'm too lazy to do the job correctly".

I NEVER look at URLs that are not *properly* included in a posting. I know I'm not alone.


Edited: 12 Dec 2010, 11:10 p.m.


#9

Well I, on the other hand, PREFER to have the whole URL displayed when referencing an eBay item. eBay.com is blocked at my work, but for example eBay.de isn't. So I can take just the item number and search for it. In a hidden "one click" link as above, I now first have to "copy link location" and paste into Notepad, then select the item number to paste into a search box.

#10

Quote:
Otherwise one says in effect that it's not very important to see, or "I'm too lazy to do the job correctly".

You are entitled to your interpretation, but you're reading a
bit too much into the situation.

Quote:
I NEVER look at URLs that are not *properly* included in a posting. I know I'm not alone.

Taken to its logical conclusion, one so offended by a wayward
URL might avoid the associated thread altogether.

#11

Hmmm, now let's see:

Quote:
Otherwise one says in effect that it's not very important to see, or "I'm too lazy to do the job correctly".

Quote:
I NEVER look at URLs that are not *properly* included in a posting. I know I'm not alone.

Seems to me the battle is between
"I'm too lazy to do the job correctly"
and
"I'm too lazy to follow URLs I don't like the look of"

;-)
#12

That reminds me of the story where Gene Roddenberry saw a picture of the starship Enterprise but it was accidentally upside-down, and he thought "it looks better that way".

#13

Quote:
I'm unsure whether the jpeg or the shipping deal is more
entertaining.

Shipping from a left-handed, parallel universe will be quite expensive.

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