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This is an old page from Rod Begbie's blog.

It only exists in an attempt to prevent linkrot. No new content will be added to this site, and links and images are liable to be broken. Check out begbie.com to find where I'm posting stuff these days.

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July 27, 2009

Introducing Internet Garage Sale

Steven Frank of Panic has created a small-scale invitation-only geek auction site. I can confirm from selling an Airport Extreme base station on it last week that it was less hassle, and probably got me a better price, than eBay or Craigslist would have been.

Ping me if you’d like an invite.

May 9, 2008

It's Now Completely Impossible To Sell A Laptop On Ebay

I can’t imagine trying to sell anything of value on eBay these days — it’s hard enough on Craigslist, and that’s free to post to. “The cool thing about eBay’s support system is it will always answer your question; unfortunately, that answer will always be a form letter on how to reset your password”

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February 19, 2008

The World's Greatest Music Collection - eBay

3m records and 300k CDs, for $3m? Bargain! /me runs off to ask for line increase on my credit cards

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December 18, 2007

eBay auction: Drive Someone Insane with Postcards

“You are bidding on a rare chance to traumatize a treasured friend or relative with baffling, mind-numbing, mystery correspondence from abroad.” Hooray for the internet!

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April 26, 2007

eBay Member Profile for tryork5ifp

Some excellent feedback given to eBay sellers. “Good Seller; reliable, fast, neat, but table manners are horrendous!” “What the..? What THE HELL is this stuff? How the HELL do you get it off? HELP!!”

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November 18, 2005

is an ebay fraud seller free? | Ask MetaFilter

This is a long MeFi thread, but worth reading. Summary: Someone posts to mefi asking if it’s possible to catch an ebay scammer. Turns out said questioner *is* an eBay scammer. Collected MeFi masses turn up addresses, bio, photos, etc on scammer. Now in police hands.

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About This Site

This is an archive of groovmother.com, the old blog run by Rod Begbie — A Scottish geek who lives in San Francisco, CA.

I'm the co-founder of Sōsh, your handy-dandy guide for things to do in San Francisco this weekend.