Each Wednesday, Emily, @ Notorious MLE, Danielle, @ Elleinad Spir, and myself are working our way through the lists of Listography 2011.
Ahhh. FINALLY. An easy list.
And the day that I reveal my eBay ignorance to the world.
When it comes to technology & social media, in some aspects, I've been pretty savvy, if I do say so myself. In other aspects - utterly incompetent. And not necessarily in a feeble "I can't learn this" way, but rather an obstinate "I have no desire to add this into my already crazy life" way. Twitter & Flickr fell under the former; MySpace & Facebook, the latter (I did finally join FB party). Ebates, the former; eBay, the latter.
I try to stay open-minded about the flood of new-and-improved ways to shop, share, socialize... grabbing hold of the time-savers, and tossing the time-suckers, but discerning between the two, and then learning the ropes- and rules of etiquette- of each, can get a bit blurry and overwhelming. This article, from Martha Beck did wonders to relieve the anxiety that had quickly set in about a year ago, when I discovered the land of blogs... and just how out of it I was, technologically speaking.
She offers excellent advice on how to approach the "Information Superflood."
We're living through the most dramatic era of change in human history. A flood of new technologies and accompanying social transitions has altered everything. It's not just that we're on the receiving end of a torrent of messages, texts, and e-mails. The way we interact and build relationships has been turned upside down; whole careers and industries have been swept away. There's so much to do, to know, to learn, to master—and the floodwaters are rising.
By default, eBay sorta fell into the 'time-sucker' category... which makes this week's list very, very short.
List your favorite ebay searches.
Short answer- none.
Over Christmas, I was searching through the Barbie toy category on Amazon for Hailey, who had just recently become enamored with Barbie. I wanted to grant her Barbie gift-wishes, but didn't really feel the need to stock her room with more naked dolls (because, somehow, they're always naked). Then I remembered my cherished 1981 Flip and Fold Fashions. Cherished, yet no memory of it's name, where it ended up, WHY I let it go!
After much obsession and lots of clicking, I tracked down the name, and discovered that one was up for bid on eBay! Hailey needed to experience the sheer joy of this toy.
I tracked the King of eBay down (my older brother) and asked him for much needed assistance. He used his buyer expertise to stalk, outbid, & purchase my childhood treasure.
Maybe I need to dive into this internet yardsale after all.
Enlighten me. What are your favorite e-Bay searches?? If you have a list of your own, head over to Emily's and link up... or simply share with a comment. I'm looking forward to an excuse to do a little aimless window shopping.
And next week... cocktails. Shopping & booze. Deep thoughts right here.