I Am Addicted to Ebay

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 81 People

    Me, For Example...

    I help sell a variety of things on eBay under several names, and these are them... Jamezilla1, Left-4-Bread, SmedLeft1, SemajIDGAF, Kaja-Hawi, RndmJmmy, PuffMagicRabbit. I combine shipping for a discount even across these accounts. I also always run a special like so... if you...
    zmedleff1 zmedleff1
    Oct 25, 2012

    Too much time on Ebay, But I Can't Seem To Stop.

    I spend so much time, energy and money on ebay.... searching for that latest buzz & rush that comes with aquiring / buying. I keep saying i "should" quit... but it's such a convenient escape.. i guess.... from??? Think about it.. Aquiring, shopping, buying... it's such an easy...
    SouthPhillyGuy SouthPhillyGuy
    Dec 17, 2012

    Been trying to quit eBay

    for years . I don't have room for more stuff. I am broke. Stuff i don't need. Was able to stop for a while. Came back for a bit . I am now closing my account. They sent me a message and seem like they don't care if I go. Well I promised my mom I would stop. I liked shopping...
    techtabtips techtabtips
    31-35, M
    Apr 1, 2016

    Yes, I Am Addicted

    I wasn't sure at first, but now that I'm buying things that I don't even necessarily want just so I have that small satisfaction I get from winning an auction (especially after loosing one), I now am sure I am addicted.
    CrystallizedDream CrystallizedDream
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Nov 3, 2011

    After my boyfriend passed away from a short

    battle with pancreatic cancer, I found myself accumulating massive amounts of one type of item on EBay that I always had a strong attachment to as a child. I really need to stop because I am running out of room in my house.
    Bahamamamama Bahamamamama
    51-55, F
    Apr 11, 2015
    deleted deleted
    Aug 7, 2015


    My name is Cheryl. (Hi Cheryl) I am addicted to ebay. It has been 1 hour and 46 minutes since my last bid. I thought my obsession would disappear after Christmas. I was wrong...... I think I need an intervention. Yeah, I definitely need help. I can't seem to stop myself.  
    OnlyOneChiquita OnlyOneChiquita
    41-45, F
    4 Responses Jan 3, 2011

    Addicted Yet?

    I found my way to Ebay when I found something there I couldn't find anywhere else. But then yesterday I was bored so I logged on and start searching for stuff, nothing specific. And it started to appeal to me. Although, some of the stuff I wanted were the ones you had to bid on...
    CrystallizedDream CrystallizedDream
    18-21, F
    Oct 31, 2011

    I Blame My Addictive Personality....

    I'm a love addict..... yes I know.... I become easily addicted to a lot of things... Won't name them ALL here, just my current addiction (besides sculpting and cycling my aquarium...those are more like hobbies) Anyways.... It's a NEW addiction for me, although it's been...
    QueenOfConvenience QueenOfConvenience
    22-25, F
    1 Response Mar 24, 2010

    A Downward Spiral.

    It's not right. I tried leaving but I couldn't. It's a downward spiral and I can't get out of. I have been an addict of spending money since returning home from Afgahnistan and Iraq. It really is hard. I used to go to ***** clubs. But that was putting a strain on my marriage. I...
    Bluetooth78 Bluetooth78
    31-35, M
    Jan 20, 2013

    I just won a bid for the first time.

    I'm liking the bidding thing I think I'm going to start using the bidding option now too it's fun kind of like a game.
    PinupEdge PinupEdge
    26-30, F
    Mar 4, 2015

    The Auction Rush Ends In Financial Ruin

    I felt the internal warnings as I created my profile... but kept going. My particular shopping lands me in jewelry almost every time. In the last two months I've spent around a thousand dollars for all of my 'winnings'. Though I've given much of it away, I do have some things...
    afreimann afreimann
    41-45, F
    2 Responses Mar 30, 2010

    ~ebay Addiction ~

    How many things can I be addicted too? I've been going nuts on ebay with my shopping.  It's a new website for me and I'm having a blast.  But so is my checkbook.  I've only paid by cash as a measure to gage myself, but now I'm spending next months money.  I...
    WarriorMom WarriorMom
    51-55, F
    25 Responses Dec 29, 2009

    Annoyed With Myself

    im tired of blowing money on here i can't help it though. i bid on stuff that i dont even want. I just like shopping online lol its addicting. HELP MEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
    joycub joycub
    18-21, F
    Nov 10, 2012

    I'm actually addicted to bidding.

    I'm conflicted between emotions here. First, I am glad there is a restriction after a number of highest bidding. Second, I'm really sad about that. I never buy the things though. I always lose them at last minute and I get really upset. Or I win them but I don't pay for it...
    alashfaaq alashfaaq
    22-25, M
    1 Response May 23, 2014

    I Guess It's Not The Worst Addiction, But It IS Expensive

    Bless me, father, for I have shopped. It's been 5 minutes since my last purchase. I have been a shopaholic for as long as I can remember. In high school, I worked a part-time job to fuel my habit. In university, I worked three, because a classic student lifestyle just wasn't...
    guavachick guavachick
    36-40, F
    3 Responses Nov 20, 2013

    Oddly enough, it's not the thrill of bidding

    that attracts me to my selected ebay items, it's what I call the "good deal." I enjoy the sellers who have a "Make Offer" option, when they notify me that they have accepted my offer on an item, I feel that I got a "good deal"! I also seem to have become a collector of several...
    QueenIzabella QueenIzabella
    1 Response Oct 13, 2015

    Love It!

    Ebay so rocks! I buy and sell there all the time.     http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=250593366989&ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT  Peaceout!
    PeaceOnEarth PeaceOnEarth
    46-50, F
    1 Response Mar 11, 2010
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