I've been looking on ebay of late to possibly buy a few things.
What fascinates me is what they put in the description.
In mobile phones, quite a few of the ones I've seen state "This is an unwanted phone as it was given to me as an upgrade, and I can't get used to it (and/or) I prefer my old phone"
Now that very well may be the case, but after seeing many posts on here and MSE saying you are in control when it comes to renewing your contract, so if you keep your old phone, you either get credit, or discounted line rental. So why go through the hassle of putting a phone on ebay that will firstly cost you time and money, and you also run the risk of hassle from the buyer as well as not making as much as you want by selling it when you can gain so much from when you renew your contract?!
Another thing I've been looking at is tickets for gigs. I'm due in London a few times next year with work on courses, and it will just be something to do instead of being stuck in my hotel room or watching films etc.
Now, I personally go to a lot of gigs, so this may just be my way of thinking, but I look forward to each and every one I go to, I count down the days to it, I almost plan my life around them! So I was shocked to see a description state:
"In my mistake, I have double-booked myself and I am going to see the Killers already on this date, so I can no longer make this gig!"
Now the Killers don't really do it for me, but going by the prices that people seemed to be willing to pay for their latest tour on ebay, I am one of the few!
So going by my "high-standards" of going to gigs, I personally find it hard to believe that they forgot they were going to a gig that same day. It is almost like they want you to feel sorry for them!
I also saw things like "I accidentally pressed the "submit order" button twice, and then saw I had twice the amount of tickets I needed, so that's why I'm selling them".
I personally do not believe that for one second. I've seen a few ticket agencies or venue's own box offices' sites say "Please press "submit" once, otherwise you may be charged twice". So if anything, surely they should only be charged twice, not given twice as many tickets!
What does everyone else think? Is it me just being cynical? I do know that it could be possible that they are telling the truth, but I suspect they aren't and are just trying to make out they aren't touts etc when they actually are.
I would much rather ebay return to an auction site, and not have any of the rubbish in the descriptions. You wouldn't have Christies in London sell a Picasso for £1M and have the auctioneer say "The owner actually remembered he had another 4 of the same of these dotted around his £140M mansion, so therefore he only wants an even number of these paintings". The description should describe the item, not how you have come about it! Rant over.........now.