[eBay] Quotable Quotes

Janie L. Wilkins (wilkins@princeton.lib.nj.us)
Thu, 15 Apr 1999 20:09:42 -0400

"... the entire economy of the United States is basically
being propped up by people buying other's people's
garage-sale trash on eBay..." [Gersh Kuntzman, New York
Post Columnist]

This quote (brought to my attention by a coworker who is an
avid reader of the New York Post -- but an otherwise okay
person so he is forgiven for reading such a rag) brought to
mind an article I read recently on the success of eBay in
which one man details how he makes his living by buying and
selling on eBay. This man claims to make $1,500/week on
average... which would work out to be a whopping
$78,000/year (most of which he probably doesn't have to
claim for taxes). Anyone else out there read this article?
Gets me to thinking that I should quit my day job. Who
needs a profession, career, and status when you can support
yourself on eBay!