I Am Addicted to Ebay

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    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'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
    18-21, M
    1 Response May 23, 2014

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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
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    Aug 7, 2015

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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 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

    ~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

    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


    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
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