I found this in my email yesterday!
I thought it would be fun to share a top ten list of what eBay means to me.
- Winning! I can still remember bidding on my first item. Watching the final minutes count down and how excited I was to see ” You are the winner of this item”. Big or small – this never gets old.
Selling. It didn’t take me long after I was introduced to eBay to jump on the selling wagon. Not only has this helped rid clutter from our home, it’s really helped our family budget.
Memories. The perfect mother/ daughter day at Cedar Point. Completely funded my eBay earnings!
Fun! I love to search eBay for fun and unique items. Like my Pulp Fiction alarm clock. Now that’s a fun find! Where else but eBay?
Profit! Profit while trading up. Yes, I did! I once sold my daughter’s discontinued twin size bed spread for more than I paid for the same bed spread in a full size. I was honestly paid to trade up. I’ve also had this luck with books. Selling them for more than I paid, and funding my next read. No where else but eBay!
05.Coupons. My husband does a lot of remodeling work. I continue to score great deals, paying only pennies for hardware store coupons on eBay. This has literally saved us hundreds over the past two years alone.
- Goals and Rewards. My family has recently set goals and rewards for using eBay. I was the first to reach my goal of selling items and earning enough to fund an iPad. Something I’ve been wanting for a while, but just wasn’t in our budget.
Green. Finding ways to live more green has been a constant effort of mine. Can you think of anything more green than resale in-place of retail? Nope. eBay even has their own green specialists. I love the eBay Green Team !
Income. eBay is a great place to quickly increase or supplement income. I was a stay at home mom for a very short time. I was also laid off for a while, not that long ago. Both of these took a huge hit on our family budget. Both of these times I was shocked at how many items, toys and unwanted or outgrown articles of clothing I was able to find and sell on eBay. Keeping my family pretty close to the life style we were accustom to until returning to work.
Giving! I LOVE that you can support your favorite cause by participating in the eBay Giving Works program. Donate 10% to 100% or simply visit and make a donation. Be sure to follow eBay Giving Works on Facebook.
Here’s to another 10 years eBay!
I wrote this blog post as a member of the eBay Parent Panel. I hold a compensated position with eBay. Opinions expressed are my own and honest.