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Calling all eBay addicts!

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annis
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Calling all eBay addicts!

Post by annis » Wed November 5th, 2008, 9:34 am

A friend who knows my deplorable addiction to online auction sites sent me this hilarious song called "eBay" by Wierd Al Yankovich", so I thought I'd pass it on :)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HYokLWfqbaU

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Bobbi
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Post by Bobbi » Wed November 5th, 2008, 9:46 am

This is so funny this song. I gave it to my sister in law cause she's completely addicted to ebay.

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Vanessa
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Post by Vanessa » Wed November 5th, 2008, 10:20 am

What a funny song! LOL. Why do we buy rubbish? Must definitely be the thrill of winning.
currently reading: My Books on Goodreads

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Rowan
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Post by Rowan » Wed November 5th, 2008, 1:42 pm

I admit I buy on eBay, but I don't buy junk. I only buy things I need or want. Monday I went on there to find if anyone was selling a discontinued Mary Kay perfume my mother likes. A few were so I bought it.

Still... I love Weird Al.

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Post by Spitfire » Wed November 5th, 2008, 4:30 pm

I also use ebay, but I would not say I am addicted to it. I got a great deal on many hardware items for our new house. You have to watch the currency exchange and customs though (if you buy internationally) I also got a pretty good deal on some HF books that are currently out of circulation as well. Wierd Al is pretty funny though! My favorite songs by him are "Like a surgeon" and "Another One Rides the Bus"
Only the pure of heart can make good soup. - Beethoven

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Post by annis » Wed November 5th, 2008, 6:01 pm

Posted by Vanessa
Must definitely be the thrill of winning.
I usually bid on (surprise) books more than anything else., but I know just what Weird Al means when he talks about the sniper attack. I've always thought of it as the shark attack. It's when you lurk at your computer just at the closing time for bidding- just under the surface of the water (cue, music from "Jaws"). Just as the highest bidder feels comfortably complacent that they've won, you leap out of the water and strike with the highest and final winning bid.
Must be the primeval thrill of the hunt!

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