Consumerist Neighborhood eBay Garage Sale

Want to make some cash and get rid of some old stuff? We’ve got room on the virtual folding table for you to add your eBay auctions. Just list them in the comments on this post- a great way to clean out the closets and make some extra cash to pay down bills or build up savings. We’ll get this started with a few items of our own (all start at $.01). Add your in the comments.


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  1. econobiker says:

    Ebay is dead.

    Long live Craigslist.

    • Bladefist says:

      @econobiker: If by dead you mean not dead, you are 100% correct.

      • HRHKingFridayXX says:

        @Bladefist: Wrong. Ebay is way more hoops to jump through. Besides, I think meeting the person you buy something from ensures at least some chance of not getting scammed.

        • jtotheg says:

          @HRHKingFridayXX: If you’re trying to sell something clunky and valueless, then Craigslist is ideal. If it’s something small, then you do yourself a disservice by letting the market determine the fair value, i.e, bidding it up. As for hoops, you fill out some information once, then you’re done.

      • downwithmonstercable says:

        @Bladefist: LOL. Yes I literally LOL’ed at that. I am having a rough day at work. Thanks for lightening up my day Bladefist.

    • morganlh85 says:

      @econobiker: Yeah, except for the part where not everyone on Consumerist lives in your immediate area, and you’re not supposed to ship things through Craigslist, lest you love being scammed.

    • catskyfire says:

      @econobiker: While Craigslist is nice, it’s less than ideal in a lot of ways. You can only buy what your area has. Maybe that’s great if you live in NYC or LA, but I’m in Nebraska, and the variety isn’t quite as good.

    • Oroka says:

      @econobiker: At least over ebay someone cant give your house away and have a swarm devour all your belongings!

    • ronaldhennessy says:

      @econobiker: Long live Craigslist…unless you live DON’T live in a densely populated area. I live about 50 miles from NYC and I’m trying to sell my MacBook Pro and I mostly get response by idiots that live in NYC.

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  3. Anonymous says:

    Any response on the negative feedback? As a person who has been screwed over on eBay, that’s the fist thing I look at…and yours isn’t that great.

  4. gregcuc says:

    I find it funny that the ebay user bpopken has only an 83% feedback rating. Beware of that ebay scammer!!!!

  5. Git Em SteveDave loves this guy--> says:

    And here I thought Ben was a paintballer. I could just picture you sneaking onto a field during a corproate event and tagging the CEO in the back.

  6. homerjay- Smiling politely says:

    Ferrari F1 Team

    Starts at $50
    I have two sets.


  7. techstar25 says:

    Good timing. I’m selling my electronic drums. Pads and other parts.

  8. Anonymous says:
  9. MissTicklebritches says:

    This reminds me of the Vintage Microwave blog.

  10. Triborough says:

    Maybe it is time to sell another one of those Nuovo Vesuvio menus I picked up at The Sopranos prop warehouse sale last year. Basically it is all pure profit since I paid just $7 for a whole bag full of stuff and I get about $20 per menu. Ah, I love eBay.

  11. hewhoroams says:

    I’ve got a few World of warcraft loot cards from the trading card game available.

    I’ll also have some laptop ram (DDR2) up shortly… ish.

  12. JamesBenjamin says:

    I have some random things: DVDs, a CD, some Wii accessories, a PDA phone, two calculators…


    I’ll be adding more stuff in the next few weeks though, mostly guitars and amps and what not. We’ll see…

  13. GuinevereRucker says:

    I want the XLR’s!

  14. Toof_75_75 says:

    From BPopken’s Ebay Feedbacks:


    LOL…What’d you do Ben, EECB them?

  15. Git Em SteveDave loves this guy--> says:

    Anyone happen to have a spare wacom stylus floating around?

  16. pandroid says:

    I’ve got a 19″ widescreen LCD monitor, only a year old. $100 plus shipping. I don’t want to put it on ebay, though.

  17. Craig says:

    No way I’d do business on eBay with someone who has an 83% feedback rating, especially in light of what the negative feedbacks have to say!

  18. ElizabethD says:

    For those of you who still dare to eBay, this is a great time of year, economic bust or not. Think holiday parties, Christmas presents, etc. — people are looking for nice clothing, gifts, electronics, decorations, etc. Sell, sell, sell! (But do check feedback ratings when doing business.) And, I know everyone seems to hate PayPal, but I find it convenient and safer than any other way. (Money orders… you can be waiting, and waiting, and the buyer says it’s in the mail, and waiting… blah.) I give a 3-day limit on paying up via PayPal after auction end, else the item goes to the next highest bid.

    This reminds me I should get listing items this week.

  19. gmischenko says:

    Memphis Audio 2-channel amplifier, more car audio equipment will be coming soon.


  20. nstop says:

    I’ve got a bunch of vintage 1964-65 Ford Mustang car parts, incl. steering wheel, hood ornament, gas cap, radio. Starting bid on all items is just 99 cents:


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  22. juri squared says:

    I have a pile of rare, out-of-print Dragon Ball DVDs on eBay right now. :D If you like the show and have holes in your collection, this is a really good chance.

    Also, if you like manga, I have some lots up for sale.


  23. PsycheInamorata says:

    I have oodles of once-played adventure PC Games, the newest of the Nancy Drew PC games, and a couple of kids games. They start at half of their current retail. No reserve!


  24. Skankingmike says:

    Not much now from me, but I havn’t gone through the three tons of boxes in my spare bedroom.


    got a bunch of stuff comming thrusday.

  25. BlazerUnit says:

    A pair of very-lightly-worn Lee Dungarees Low Rise jeans, 40 X 34, starting at $8.99:


    A NEW Wrangler Expeditions Polo, sz XXL, long sleeved, 100% cotton, original price $32, starting auction price $9.99:


    Any UAB Blazers football fans out there [left]?



  26. Nik in Denver, formerly in NOLA says:

    Good luck to you, and pray that nobody sends you an eCheck through Paypal. The entire system is glitched right now and won’t release the funds into your account (even though the funds have cleared the buyer’s account and are sitting in Paypal interest-generating limbo) while sending out repeated emails telling you to upgrade to a Merchant Account since you’re supposedly high volume (10K+ per month).

    If you do, you could call into Paypal’s CS and have them tell you they’re working on it, but to not ship the item until you get the payment. No timetable, no help, and just pure annoyance.

  27. surveysaidwhat says:

    Well, that was just the kick in the pants I needed to post this baby…



  28. downwithmonstercable says:

    If anyone is in the seattle area and is into full size arcade games, I have two I’d like to sell. One is a Raiden game but the power supply (I think it’s the power supply) is dead. The other is a fully working Nintendo Playchoice 10 with five games installed. I don’t want to sell this, but my wife hates it :( Anyone interested?

  29. ZzFDKzZ says:

    I’m selling 6 stuff that end in 5 days and have 0 bids on them.


    %50 jcpenny gift card, 400 watt CPU, CD Burner, AGP video card, heatsink fan a new XL blue Ecko shirt.

  30. Oroka says:

    I just listed some anime, stargate atlantis, and Final Fantasy games.


  31. elgringoguapo says:

    I’ve got unopened Ninja Turtles on sale.
    Throwing up two Gamecubes and a Black Dreamcast tomorrow.
    Couple video games too.


    • BlazerUnit says:

      @elgringoguapo: If’n I DIDN’T need to sell stuff on eBay for some disposable dough, I might be on one or two of these TMNT figures.

      I didn’t just like Donatello as a nine year old…I was Donnatello.

  32. Swad says:
  33. lauy says:


    “good times, it made me happy like good sex”


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  35. Zimbabwe_3 says:


    Inexpensive HP Laptop. Works fine. No OS. 100% feedback.

  36. Outrun1986 says:

    I’ve got some things including a brand new Garmin forerunner 405 Watch and some womens clothes and a few other Misc. things, expect a huge ebay blitz from me in the coming 2 months: