To Ebay or Not to Ebay?To use Ebay for the first time can be
both an exciting and daunting experience. It can be very stimulating
when you are bidding against someone in a fever pitched battle for that
elusive collectible batman lunch box you have been searching everywhere for. Your
heart begins to beat a little faster and your breathing is getting
heavy. A bead of sweat begins to form on your tense brow. Your
fingers tap lightly on the desk, tap, tap, tap, as you anxiously wait
for the next bid from your nemesis, kload123. You come to
your feet as the clock ticks down to one minute left on the auction.
Then, out of no where comes a bid from a new bidder named, johnqlunch.
You almost break the keyboard as you frantically bang out your bid.
The next few seconds seem like an eternity as the clock slowly clicks
down to zero.You sink back into your chair exhausted. You have
won! That treasured batman lunch box is yours for only $19.95. What a
steal you think to yourself.You check your email hoping to get
your notice from Ebay that you have won and the payment instructions.
To your utter dismay the price is not the $19.95 that you bid. You
failed to add in the $24.95 shipping and handling charge tacked on by
the seller. Your great deal just shrunk to a big fat paper weight.Dejected,
you send your payment via Paypal and vow to learn your lesson
about online auctions. To always, read the entire page including the
shipping and handling information about the item you are bidding on.This
hard earned experience will teach you a lesson. One your really did not
need to learn that way. It can cost you a great deal of money. Ebay
is a wonderful experience. Just remember, take your time and be sure
to digest the whole page and ask the seller questions to make your
purchase a good experience.Happy Ebaying.The Silver Surfer