going back to film

This week I bought a used Nikon FE 35mm film SLR camera on eBay for $62 (shipping included). That’s an awesome deal for an FE in great shape. I had budgeted to spend twice as much. Tomorrow’s post will have a checklist of things to look for when inspecting a used SLR camera. I checked …

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my ebay store is closed!

HE GONEFour years ago I opened my ebay store. On Friday, June 5, 2009 I closed my ebay store. WHAT HAPPENED?!What was the cause for this decision? Back around February of 2008 ebay made a major change. They changed the default search results to be sorted by “best match” rather than “ending soonest”. This way …

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three bucks

1950 Bowman #82 Carroll Lockman. I got this pup for $3 on ebay. I found out that vintage baseball cards can be purchased on ebay for a reasonable price if they all beat up. In fact, I prefer the aged, more than gently used cards of yesteryear. It adds more history to the card. Paying …

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who’s that lady holding the torch?

I love what this person wrote on the bottom of this Statue of Liberty postcard:“We saw this in the distance when we were down at the harbor last Saturday” The tone can be interpreted as if they didn’t know what it was. The postcard is available for purchase for $9.95 including shipping.

nice rhino. nice, nice rhino

This rhino image comes from a vintage postcard from The Field Museum in Chicago. It’s available for purchase NOW on ebay for $9. For some reason I have been avoiding closing the browser window containing this ebay item for a couple weeks now. I’m not sure what’s so spellbinding about it. I dig vintage postcards. …

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how to cure stomach pain

This weekend I was experiencing a terrible stomach ache. Want a good cure for stomach pains? Head over to ebay and bid on an item that’s about to close. The adrenaline rush will cure your stomach ache, especially if you get into a bidding war. Bidding wars are always exciting. I actually won two items. …

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Chewbacca Topps card

Ok, one more Chewbacca post. You can buy the 1977 Topps Star Wars 4-Color Film Positive #298 on ebay. There’s four days left in the auction and it’s up to $21.71 (ouch). When I saw this item, I was reminded of something that I completely forgot about when I was making all the previous Chewbacca …

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crazy money

So I just did a random search for “crazy money” on ebay and sure enough there’s crazy money on ebay. Most of it is really, really ugly dollar bills with cats on them which I refuse to vandalize my site by showing an image of such.

3″ wood discs

I was looking for 3″ wood discs that are at least 0.25″ thick. I found the secret keyword to search on the internet. It took me a while to find it. I searched craft supply stores, woodworking stores, and ebay. I searched for discs, disks, circles, and toys and the biggest size is 2.25″. Home …

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