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Old 12-07-2007, 02:38 PM
 
Location: wrong planet
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As others have said, always check feedback and if it doesn't mention an expiration date in the listing, ask! I try to buy from sellers that aren't "powersellers", as from my experience they weren't too helpful when problems occured, such as a missing shipment. I like the small time sellers better, by small time sellers I mean those that run less than 100 auctions at a time.
I have purchased some skin care on Ebay before (Dr. Hauschka) and it was about half the price of what it sells for at Whole Foods.
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Old 12-09-2007, 01:15 PM
 
Location: In my own personal Twilight zone
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I guess ebay is my best friend, right after CD on the internet. I bought lots of Christmas gifts there. For example I'll have a box of South African white wine to be shipped next week. My mom will get it because she likes a good wine and found that nice retailer. I also order books, DVDs, concert tickets, PC hardware and things for DS and even clothes for me. Didn't have problems yet. I even had some sellers taking back the goods if they didn't fit or so.

Always look at the feedback, that's the most important. Otherwise have fun shopping and saving money!!!
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Old 12-10-2007, 06:40 PM
 
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Thanks everyone. I won an auction yesterday!!! It was a great deal on some cosmetics!!! Thanks for all of the advice. It really is appreciated.

Joycie
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Old 12-15-2007, 12:28 PM
 
Location: Texas
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I always buy my brand of cosmetics on eBay and even though the listing says they aren't affiliated with the company, I hightly doubt that. I've even thought about becoming a distributor so I can make some pocket change. Feedback says a lot about a seller and generally stear clear of powersellers because I've only had 4 problems with eBay purchases/sells over the past 5 years and it has always been with powersellers. I also love to buy my shoes on eBay because I wear a size 11 (shhhh) and it's hard to find shoes that satisfy my shoe fetish in B/M stores.
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