Saturday, December 18, 2010

One Oz .999 silver Canadian Maple Leaf

As a Canadian I tend to find miscategorizations like this a little amusing, specifically when the keywords "silver eagles" yield this as an actual result. I have a certain perception of American patriotism, and figure that coming across Canadian iconography when seeking Americana wouldn't come across very well to the patriotic eBayer. 

Interestingly enough, the seller is based out of the States as well.  Hmm...

Saturday, December 11, 2010


Finally, a bizarre product!

Some may recall an old South Park diet parodying Jared Fogle (aka the Subway guy), called "Jared Has Aides", referring to a very poorly named product to help a weight loss diet.  Oddly enough, a similarly named 1960s product is also in existence.

"AYDS" seems to have had a resurgence on the internet and eBay because of its close sounding name to a real life disease (AIDS), which generally isn't considered a laughing matter (at least more so in the 1980s and 1990s before better treatments were made available).  Obviously, the product in the auction is not for human consumption (it's an empty box, just for kitsch value).


Evening dresses are another huge category on eBay, with that keyword generating dozens of pages worth of results.  Really can't think of anything funny to say about the item, but with the difficulty in finding properly fitting women's clothing (not for me personally, because I'm a guy), unless you are very well versed in your own size and measurements, you'll have to check the return policies for eBayers very carefully.

Or, expect to have something that fits as well as Gwyneth Paltrow's Academy Award gear when she won for Shakespeare in Love.

Thursday, December 02, 2010

Blackhead Blemish Remover Tool Acne Pimple Extractor x1

With the internet subculture that seems to revolve around pimple popping and the associated videos (just run a search on YouTube and you'll get an eye-full), it's only appropriate that there are things on eBay to facilitate that.

Blackhead removers are some of the most common tools which extract the contents of your pores (one by one) by gently pressing on the surrounding areas without causing bruising associated with the "standard" method in which you just find the pimple and squeeze it with your fingers.  Mind you, you don't get the fun explosion that comes with the standard method.

Fat Chance: Your Best Chance for Permanent Weight Loss

With all focus being put on quick solutions and finding things like the best weight loss pills for women, this is probably not a bad thing to think about, considering that Christmas indulgence comes with a lot of weight gain for some.  Me, I'm on the sea food diet.  I see food...

The seller is moving a copy of Fat Chance: Your Best Chance for Permanent Weight Loss, which is signed by the author.  I don't know if it affects the value, but considering it's made out to someone named Linda, it might not be as meaningful if your name isn't Linda.  Books are otherwise great resources, but still requires a lot of self-motivation.