God was so good to lead me to eBay’s website in January 1999. It has made my family thousands and thousands of dollars over the years and led me to learn to trust Him more and more through the use of it. We have seen wonderful things and have been thrilled by the way He provides our daily bread through those means.
Though I have dozens of stories, I’ll just mention briefly how once my family and I were in SC waiting for Danielle to get out of graduation practice at BJU. While I was pacing the sidewalk with a fussy baby, I noticed a book in a trash can. I took it out, took it home to MI and sold it on eBay for more than $70. Perhaps I should list some other stories here sometime.
I have been a PowerSeller, and even have been trained to teach a eBay University class (and have taught it a couple of times at teacher’s conventions) and have felt the adrenaline of the final moments of a surprise item during a bidding war.
Practically, I haven’t really used eBay very much since my biggest client (I was a listing agent, too) and I parted last fall. I’ve made occasional sales and occassional purchases, but I don’t depend on it like I used to because it’s a different market now and it needs to be done differently than how I started doing it. I never think of it first anymore when I need to make a purchase. Now it’s really becoming a place for the big boy sellers, which is not on my agenda of things to do.
Today I came across this article. eBay still has a place, but things will get harder and harder when the small guys are forced out.