Thursday, August 28, 2008


Finding an acne cure on eBay is more difficult than going through the local drug store, as you're going to have a ton of choices. Not only will you find the standard over-the-counter cleansers and cremes, you'll also find stuff like this.

While it isn't necessarily addressed within the context of the auction itself, it begs the question - if it's so effective, why isn't it in stores everywhere? According to the information on the auction, it's designed to work by gently exfoliating dead skin while reducing scars, acne, and wrinkles. Sounds quite promising, although against conventional wisdom which suggests that one should use multitude of products from soaps to astringents.

Supporters may the product isn't sold mainstream because of some conspiracy to keep products like this out of the market, due to influence of big name pharmaceutical companies. After all, a product like this isn't mentioned in any of the skin care guides. But then, if the product has been on the market for 12 years and it still hasn't caught on yet, does that tell you something?

Not to mention that it doesn't go into the various factors that influence acne - stress, hormonal balance, diet...

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Dk Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guides Las Vegas (2002)

Purchasing used guides for Las Vegas travel seems like a good idea, and certainly, eBay has a lot of them. However, much of eBay has lately been feeling like a dumping ground for people's stuff when they want to get more than they could get from Craigslist.

Using an outdated travel guide for Las Vegas might not be the smartest idea, considering how fast hotels and casinos are torn down and erected. Besides, you can get it all for free on the Internet...

Monday, August 25, 2008

Puerto Vallarta Mexico Vacation Resort Condo/Hotel Deal

This auction for Puerto Vallarta hotel deals has me thinking of a Mitch Hedberg quote: "I just bought a 2-bedroom house, but I think I get to decide how many bedrooms there are, don't you? "F*** you, real estate lady! This bedroom has an oven in it! This bedroom's got a lot of people sitting around watching TV. This bedroom is a.k.a. a hallway. This bedroom's over in that guy's house! Sir, you have one of my bedrooms, are you aware? Don't decorate it."

Okay, otherwise not a lot of interesting things about this auction, although the seller seems to have failed Geography. The item location is listed as Puerto Vallarta, United States. I know America's territories are largely taken from other countries, but they didn't exactly assimilate Puerto Vallarta.

BNIB Cardy Classic Tall UGG Boot Dusty Rose Us Size 5

I've continuously wondered the logic behind the naming conventions of popular products and brands. "Chubby Chicken" from A&W Restaurants comes to mind (implies long term consequences of product usage), as does "Overwaitea Foods" (implies a negative comment about the customer service), and now UGG Australia.

Given the difference in cultures, it really should be no surprise, that when a pair of boots on eBay shares its name with the verbal interjection of disgust ("Ugh"), they would all be fairly hot items on eBay. Although I might not be a fashion critic, I can honestly say "Ugg" when I see these boots.

Monday, August 18, 2008

2 5 qty White boxes 25 for packing L @@ K FREE SHIPPING

So this begs the inevitable question. When you are buying shipping boxes on eBay, what do they pack it in?

This seller here is selling slightly used boxes, which wouldn't really make sense for a lot of people that tend to reuse or scavenge boxes from just about any source, whether it be "cardboard only" dumpsters or just going into any retail business and asking. While they are offering free shipping, $20 for something that you can just go and get for free does seem a little bit suspect.

Friday, August 01, 2008

American Founder, Cracked Code Of Universe, For Hire

There are lots of lawyers available for hire. Whether you're looking for a family law lawyer, entertainment lawyer, truck accident lawyer, and...this person right here.

If you have a few minutes, feel free to read the auction, as the person waxes political and philosophical on...I have no idea, actually.

From what she writes, she appears to be a lawyer for hire, although she's not offering any physical or tangible product, although that's not entirely unusual. But the writing does seem a little bit...fruit-cakeish. With this much to read, it's hard to see how she can be hired as a lawyer, as she decided to list her rant under books.

Just a few random snippets from her auction and judge for yourself.

"Ask me about the truth of global nuclear warfare as you are being lied to upon a daily basis, ask me about the actual science behind all miracles, ask me how and when personhood comes into being in the womb as it abounds with hope and ask me how and why the magnetic North Pole moves as it is very, very cool."

Individual questions regarding the workings of the universe may be answered upon request. "

I am the person who can prove God is actual reality using hardcore scientific fact and my own living testimony, not theory and not unreasoned belief. As Einstein used a physical phenomenon to prove Relativity so can I. He used an eclipse; I can prove what I have named Intrinsicity using the Earth's magnetic field. My federal lawsuit is both scientific and legal, another for which is spiritual. Think Lincoln's civic religion only we never want to combine our ethic and our mores as it has never once worked in all of history."

So far, she has one bid. 2 cents.


This company is selling their design services, doing consulting and design work for people's home entertainment setups, whether it be doing home theater seating or...uh...actually, it's quite vague and I have absolutely no idea they do because they didn't provide a website or any samples of their work.

At any rate, they have a perfect feedback rating, although one can't help but be a little weary when they don't have credentials to back up their claims, which seems to indicate that they're largely a supplier of physical merchandise as opposed to non-tangible information.