Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Ebay Addiction

Question: What do you call an eleven-year-old eBay addict?

Answer: Caden

Do they have support groups for this? It all started about two months ago when Lauren made the mistake of introducing Caden to eBay. He hasn’t been the same since. It was like love at first sight. Baseball cards, baseball stuff, DVD’s, (like a full season of Everybody Loves Raymond), old coins, etc. He’s used up all of his own money and now has a running tab with us. (That’s okay, it’s better than us owing him for a change).

He sits with the laptop for what seems like hours tracking bids and surfing the latest items. His first order was 1,000 unopened baseball cards for $25. He checked the mail everyday until they finally arrived. Then he ordered a glow in the dark Arizona Diamondbacks baseball and an 1892 coin.

He actually told me one day that he was going to stay off of eBay because he just couldn't take the stress of seeing all of the cool items and not having any money to bid on them. That didn't last long. He still can't control the urge to browse. He has new items to show us everyday, hoping we'll get soft and offer him additional credit on his outstanding payment history.

I'm sure he'll eventually get over this obsession so I'm not too worried, yet. If not, we may look into that support group, after all.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

caden
it's great to be able to get something like this, but you must weed through and only get what you really need or want. it really can put you in debt (or your parents),,,just wait until you see something you really want and bid on it. i know how it feels to lose something, but that's life...have you thought of selling also. just wait until you can really get something at a real bargain and sell it for a profit...
another ebay addict

Anonymous said...

the above message is to remain anonymous...ok?

Darla said...

my baby boy had this addiction too...it was pokemon cards! Thankfully he got over it!

teedee said...

I have never used ebay. I don't really know how. How does everyone trust that what they get will be good quality stuff? I don't really get it....

Kelli said...

I've never bid on anything but I did my digital camera off an ebay store and loved it!

Kelli said...

Oops forgot the word "buy", in too much of a hurry!! ha