Sellers have been crying out and gnashing their teeth at the steady exodus of buyers from (ugh) Ebay. Which also seems to have something to do with the steady increase of large companies (Buy.com, etc.) being allowed to list on Ebay for free and showcase their wares at the top of smaller seller's listings. I myself have certainly considered moving on. Although having one's own e-commerce website is such a bore.
There is a thread on the Vintage Clothing discussion board on (ugh) Ebay that has been quite fascinating to read. Sellers have been venting their frustrations in song parodies, everything from "Mandy" to "My Boyfriend's Back."
In honor of Michael Jackson's recent passing, I thought I would publish (with the seller's permission) this rewrite of the timeless, currently inescapable classic, "Thriller."
It’s close to midnight I’m sitting staring at my monitor
The Ebay summary Is showing that no bidding has occurred
I want to scream but nobody can hear my tearful wails
It’s a bad dream, it’s been two weeks since I’ve had any sales
But that entails
Just push that stupid button it’s a thing that you don’t dare try
Come on you bidders
I’m fighting for my life because those bidders, bidders don’t buy!
You hear the door slam, your husband’s gone to bed and he is pissed
Because the room's crammed with crap he wishes never did exist
Now is the time for watchers to get off their lazy asses
But as the time clicks by you know the listings will just end
Cause you depend
On having bidders (woo-hoo)
Just open Paypal up but it’s a thing that you don’t dare try
I’m begging bidders, bidders buy
So I’ll go down the tubes because those bidders, bidders won’t buy!
Elisa & Bucky the Wonderdog