Are people on eBay just crazy?

I received my Mac Mini last week (from the free iPods folks). It seemed cool, it was really small, but what in the world was I going to do with it? I just decided to sell it on eBay. Someone bought it for $600, which is about $100 more than retail. Frankly I don’t understand people sometimes.

I’m still working on getting the free Playstation Portable and the free digital camera.

I’m really enjoying the free iPod Shuffle. I have the photo iPod, which is great for transferring pictures onto, but for daily use nothing can beat the little Shuffle which is the size of a stick of gum. It’s still new enough that I get looks on the metro as people try to figure out what it is. It’s the easiest of the free electronics items to get, requiring only three friend referrals, but that’s because it retails for only $100. Quite a deal I think.

About Gary Leff

Gary Leff is one of the foremost experts in the field of miles, points, and frequent business travel - a topic he has covered since 2002. Co-founder of frequent flyer community InsideFlyer.com, emcee of the Freddie Awards, and named one of the "World's Top Travel Experts" by Conde' Nast Traveler (2010-Present) Gary has been a guest on most major news media, profiled in several top print publications, and published broadly on the topic of consumer loyalty. More About Gary »

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Comments

  1. I’ve had the same experience selling stuff on eBay. I once sold an manual for an Adobe for $50. Huh?

    My only thought is that people just assume that they are getting a good deal on eBay, or just get caught up in the bidding frenzy…

    Enjoy your free $600!

    PS. Like the new layout of your site.

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