Topic: Ebay

Scams and Steals: How to Buy Clothes On eBay

Scams and Steals: How to Buy Clothes On eBay

Normally, I’m the one who assigns stories around here. But I suppose there’s a first time for everything.

I have what might politely be called an eBay “habit.” Shopping in crowded New York stores makes me anxious, so I end up buying almost everything online. At this point, I’d say at least 75 percent of my wardrobe – maybe more – has been purchased online, and most of that 75 percent from eBay. Yesterday, after boasting about my latest great eBay find, some of my coworkers – Ashley, Jennifer, and Drew from Crushable – asked if I’d school them in the ways of the eBay. It surprised me that other women about my age – particularly ones who love fashion – hadn’t ventured into the exciting world of online shopping, but I figured a story assignment is a story assignment.

So let’s do this. More »

eBay Loves Leather (But Not In an S&M Kind of Way)

eBay Loves Leather (But Not In an S&M Kind of Way)

When fall comes around, we’re excited for one thing in particular (among many): leather. We’re ready to whip out our leather coat, lace up our leather boots, and wear our tiny leather biker hats (kidding … kind of). And one great thing about leather? It usually improves with age. It gets less stiff, more comfortable, and way cooler looking as the years go on. So, we found 7 awesome leather items that should be on your eBay watch list this fall. More »

Vintage eBay: When Grandpa Goes Sexy

Vintage eBay: When Grandpa Goes Sexy

Have you ever noticed that there are an awful lot of geriatrics’ clothes on eBay? Okay, so technically the clothes are “vintage” — but does that make it any less weird that the person to wear that cardigan before the coquettish model was 85 with a diaper? Apparently not — at least it doesn’t stop these eBay models from trying to make Pappy’s clothes sexy. More »

Party Favors: Boobs Rule the News

Party Favors: Boobs Rule the News

The New York Times “story” about how small boobs are suddenly now trendy has ignited widespread panic and women everywhere are wondering if men are going to like it if an A-Cup is the new black. – Marie Claire

Apparently “boobies” is sexually suggestive. Yea? Well, then so is moist. – ABC News

Note to self: When your date shows up wasted, don’t walk, run to the nearest exit. – The Frisky

Removing your ex from your friend list on Facebook may be cathartic, but that doesn’t mean we can’t still stalk our exes via mutual friends, right? – YourTango More »

Your eBay Slang Glossary

Your eBay Slang Glossary

After years of happily surfing the eBay wave, it’s become apparent that there are some recurring situations that are deserving of a much better descriptor. It would just make communication with other eBay addicts so much easier. We’ve created some … More »

If You Want to Be a German Pimp, eBay Has the Auction For You

If You Want to Be a German Pimp, eBay Has the Auction For You

Always dreamed of running a brothel? The Bordell im Kietz von Berlin-Rixdorf in Berlin has a vacancy for a manager, and they’re auctioning the job off on eBay with a starting bid of €2.50. The ad is in German, but luckily The Gloss contributor Megan Carpentier stepped in and did translating duties.

One of the oldest of Berlin’s neighborhood brothels — open since 1980 in a good neighborhood in a beautiful restaurant type old building — is seeking a new operator. More »

Get a Headstart on Halloween with eBay

Get a Headstart on Halloween with eBay

It’s never too early to start thinking about Halloween. In fact, the eBabes knew what we were going to be this Halloween last Halloween (Da Brat and one half of Die Antwoord). We’re also pretty attuned to pop culture (blogging and whatnot), so we think we can predict the three most popular Halloween costumes for 2010: Katy Perry, Heidi Montag, and Sad Keanu. And if you’re too lazy for even these ideas, you can always paint your face yellow and go as the @shhdontellsteve avatar. More »