Monday, October 28, 2002


Why, oh why, would one pay $5.99 for this? eBay item 2065238084 (Ends Nov-03-02 10:16:10 PST ) - 1975 Milk Glass Bowl - it's from an FTD floral arrangement, apparently. Which means someone paid for the flowers that came in the bowl in 1975, and the bowl just happesn to have survived that long. And now someone is trying to con eBay buyers to pay $5.99 plus shipping for that which can be gotten at a yard sale, flea market, or thrift shop for what, a buck?

See, here's the social implications of a networked life gone haywire: instead of a day at a flea market or an afternoon trolling through yard sale junk, surrounded by friends, neighbors, and strangers who like scavenging for treasures, too - hop onto eBay, interact with noary a human being, and be overcharged to boot. See, critical engagement with technology is necessary, especially if you don't want to get suckered on eBay!

- posted by laurie @ 10/28/2002 07:14:00 PM
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