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This Guy Sold a VHS Player on eBay and Then Got a Very Unexpected Letter

Earlier this year a person sold their VHS player on eBay and received a very unexpected letter in the mailbox shortly after the sale. It was from the 86-year-old buyer and this happened to be his first purchase on the online marketplace. It put a big smile on my face and I hope it does for you too. Bless this man! [h/t effectivepep on reddit] Hi ___________,   I found many old VHS tapes recently and wanted to see what is on them and realized I had no player. So…

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Guy Converts Old Ambulance He Bought Off eBay and Starts Driving South

Photograph by @vanlife_ian_down_travels on Instagram Late last year Ian Dow took a leap of faith and bought an old ambulance from Missouri on eBay for US$2,800. After driving it over 2,000 KM back to his home in Cali, he immediately began to convert it into what he called his, ‘adventure/travel machine and tiny home’. After six months of salvaging, building and tinkering he was ready for adventure with his new home, nicknamed ‘El Salvador’, and his best friend and dog, ‘Dino’. Photograph by @vanlife_ian_down_travels on Instagram Photograph by @vanlife_ian_down_travels on…

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Ebay accused of failing its sellers as fraudulent buyers manipulate the system

A website built on the premise that most people are honest is struggling. Now at last there is a promise of more protection, as Anna Tims reports Last November Clive Rose* sold two handmade Japanese swords on eBay, worth a total of 1,940. The buyer, once he had received them, demanded that the cost of the more expensive sword be slashed. Rose refused to haggle and asked for the items to be returned and a refund issued. Eventually a box arrived. We couldnt open it until we had signed for…

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