Sunday, August 23, 2009

Funny 1gb flash drive - Broken USB cable FREE US SHIP!!

Finding a flash drive on eBay is pretty simple, but if you want something truly unique, you may have to sacrifice capacity to get it, but it's on eBay. These are 1GB portable USB drives that are made to look like a hacked and frayed USB cable.

I've actually seen these offered on and they make pretty neat novelties, although if it's security you're looking for (ie: no one is going to steal a frayed USB cable, right?), it might not be the best choice...people aren't as likely to summarily throw away something that looks like a USB flash drive, but they'll likely throw away a piece of cut and frayed USB cable.


In my latest review of eBay auctions, I bring you one for heart pendant jewelry. This is when I stress that when one is looking at an auction for something that "regularly retails for $349" (according to the auction) but is selling for a fraction of that (as in, $49.99 buy it now price), that's when I say read the thing carefully.

Of course, there's no way anything with mined diamonds could ever retail for less than $49.99, but it pretty much says it all when the seller says it is "almost impossible for the untrained eye to tell the difference." As to whether or not it's a reasonable price for costume jewelry is not for me to decide. But the seller doesn't even go onto say whether they're lab-grown diamonds (I'm assuming they're not) or even cubing zirconium for that matter. I'm going to assume it's the latter.

Sunday, August 09, 2009

4GB USB 2.0 Flash Memory Stick + FREE Online Storage

Either electronics tend to be more expensive in the UK, or this is kinda overpriced. This guy is selling a 4GB memory stick that comes with free online storage for GPB 19.95, which translates to about $33.27 USD. Here in Vancouver, that same amount of money will buy a USB drive double in size, although I can't really for the quality as Veho is a brand mostly found in the UK.

However, slight exagerrations are a little annoying. 4GB is not "huge", especially when consumer models have cracked the 128GB mark. My computer hard drive isn't even that big. Crap, I need to upgrade.

3 Pkgs of New Fat Burning coffee "B Skinny"

If you're interested in fat burning, you can always take doctor recommended supplements, engage in high-intensity exercise and sensible eating, and have realistic expectations as to what you can achieve in a certain amount of time.

Or, you can drink a lot of this coffee.

I review a lot of eBay auctions on weight loss products and this is yet another one. I'm relatively unfamiliar with this product, so I googled it, only to find that there are no respected news sources that are writing about this, save for a short blurb in The Examiner. This really comes across as home-based marketing, where people are selling vitamins out of their own homes and getting stuck with tons of inventory.

Womens Shoes Black Dansko sz 39 8.5 9 M Leather Oxfords

Not much to review in this particular auction for Dansko shoes. Since a large bulk of auctions on eBay are of the professional type (ie: it's as a major source of income for the seller, as opposed to just someone getting rid of stuff around the house), in order for your auction to stand out, you have to abide by several rules.

As this is from someone with a powerseller rating, they got so by having clear pictures, detailed yet brief descriptions, and an easy to way to contact the seller in case you have questions. Unlike the last guy I reviewed.

Saturday, August 08, 2009

Cheap Car Insurance Info Brokers Dont Want You To No

If you're looking to get cheap insurance, I think it goes without saying that you really shouldn't go with what this guy has to say.

This must be one of the most poorly written eBay auctions in recent memory, and I've done a lot of reviews of eBay auctions. I THINK what he's giving tips and tricks for getting significant discounts on car insurance that presumably goes beyond the standard factors like driving habits, frequency of accidents, driving experience, age, and the like.

Unfortunately, the guy's writing is an absolute headache to read. Here's an excerpt of his item description:

ever looked on internet for quote for cheap car insurance,and been told there quote is the best and wont be beaten,well believe me it can be beaten i have the details for you that was given to me by broker this is info insurance companies dont want you to have like how to get your insurance lowered just by your job title etc,from builder to brick layer,these little tricks can actually save you from £60-£120 and more also i have list of job titles that i will give to you and also the other info that can save you lots one buyer said he saved £420 right away with being new driver so dont knock it till you tried it i am the only seller of this item and once you have bought this i will send you all the info you need to get saving right away each year so save it so you can keep going back to it for the price of £3.99 what have you got to loose????

With spelling and grammatical skills like this, I wouldn't trust this guy for directions to the nearest bathroom. And how is knowing that one's job title can affect one's insurance rate going to be practical, exactly? What are you going to do when you're filling out your insurance forms, LIE? Do that, and one audit will get you in a mess of trouble.


If doing renovations on your home , a stainless steel backsplash is a good way to add value and function to your kitchen, as well as keep it clean for guests. However, if you're looking for something slightly more avant guarde, there's this.

A backsplash guard typically goes into a kitchen, but if you're making appetizing meals, seeing the word "Crappie" doesn't exactly inspire culinary excellence. Why not call it by a slightly more appetizing name such as "calico bass," which is another name for it?

WW1 1918 Soldier War Life Insurance & Disability #14

The profit margin on this particular item is huge, the guy might as well be printing up dollar bills in his basement.

It's really unclear as to what you get if you win the auction, but based on the photos, you get a certificate for life and disability insurance circa 1918 and a Xerox copy of a letter written by a soldier stationed in France during World War I. I'm really unclear as to what each of those things have to do with each other, but I'm pretty sure that I don't want to spend $2 on this. Memorabilia is supposed to be AUTHENTIC, or belongs in a museum, and he's selling something that was done on an office photocopier.