Home » ebay You are browsing entries tagged with “ebay”

How a SCAT bus destroyed my Mercedes and fueled an eBay and BMW addiction — Part I

How a SCAT bus destroyed my Mercedes and fueled an eBay and BMW addiction — Part I

It all happened after a long and harrowing day trying to sell ads and wrangling with Longboaters over undergrounding utilities or some similar issue. The events sent me to Chicago.

August 3, 2017 | Posted in Opinion, Stephen Reid | Read More »

How espresso nearly destroyed a family

How espresso nearly destroyed a family

I saw my face reflected in the mirror that looms in the foyer by the kitchen. I was tired, unshaven and looked like a derelict George Clooney in the final scenes of The Perfect Storm before the boat goes under.

July 29, 2015 | Posted in Opinion, Stephen Reid | Read More »

My Highway to Hell through the Midwest in a BMW

My Highway to Hell through the Midwest in a BMW

I was worried that Hussein might roll me and take my money or the car would be an absolute junker that might make it to some God forsaken place like Indiana and then die and I would be standing on the side of some Midwestern highway like a 45 year old Bob Dylan but without the musical talent.

November 4, 2013 | Posted in Opinion, Stephen Reid, Top Box | Read More »

How a SCAT bus destroyed my Mercedes

How a SCAT bus destroyed my Mercedes

“Wow man your car got messed up! Looks like Isuzu met Mercedes and Isuzu won!” he added as he high-fived his friend.

July 1, 2013 | Posted in Opinion, Stephen Reid | Read More »

How my marriage survives caffeine-fueled mania

How my marriage survives caffeine-fueled mania

So I confessed to having an affair with EBay while she was lying in bed right beside me. Then I told her the affair cost $250. She reminded me: “As a starting point”

March 31, 2013 | Posted in Opinion, Stephen Reid | Read More »

How espresso nearly destroyed a family

How espresso nearly destroyed a family

eBay for me is a miracle of the modern marketplace. Take the frenetic otherworldly energy of the Medina in Fez Morocco and combine it with the ability to switch between worlds like Steve Jobs wanted us all to do and even the Dalai Lama risks an addiction to hunting and buying.

March 25, 2013 | Posted in Opinion, Stephen Reid | Read More »