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What was the first thing you ever bought on eBay?

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What was the first thing you ever bought on eBay? For me it was an original brochure for the 1981 DeLorean DMC-12. I won the auction in the fall of 1996 and had to create an eBay account just to bid on the item. It was for sale from an older gentleman who lived in Connecticut. This was before PayPal was widely adopted, so payment instructions were to call the gentleman on the phone first, and then send a check or money order in the mail. I won the auction for $30. It seemed like such a big deal at the time. "What if it's a scam?". Sure enough the brochure arrived about a week later in the mail in minty fresh condition and I was thrilled. Then I realized I could buy hard to find Atari games there too. 23 years later here we are.

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Virtual Boy with three games.  I was working then.  I spent way too much for the thing though.  At least the machine had its original box, the games had just the fronts of their boxes which was sort of misled by the pictures.  Wario, Galactic Pinball, Tennis were there.  Fun games but hard on the eyes.

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Wow, great question!

I've been a member since October 5, 1998.

I'm pretty sure it was some vintage Star Wars figures. I remember losing a bid at the last second & being devastated. I'm pretty sure I sent a message to the seller asking if he had more or knew someone who did, etc. :)

The site continues to be where any of my limited disposable income goes to die. 💸

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