Is Ebay The New Tinder?

This guy seems to think so


So first I have to accept that as a woman I'm fair game for the City Banker who wants to chat me up in Starbucks at 8am when I just really need a f***ing espresso, or for the builders on the construction site opposite my house who can't let me walk by without making some hilarious comment about my outfit - but now I can't even sell a freakin' perfume on EBay without being hassled by the opposite sex? WTF! Is nothing sacred! I mean, I could have ignored him, but quite honestly it was the funniest thing that happened to me all week - I just had to see it through.


This is what being chatted up on EBay looks like. Suffice to say, I have not taken him up on his offer. Below is a direct transcript of our correspondence.

And you thought the billet-doux was dead!



Bentley Infinite Intense Eau De Parfum 100ml RRP£70

HIM: Is this genuine and how much to finish auction early pls

ME: Hi! Yes 100% genuine – it was a corporate gift. As I am a girl, it's not something I would wear! Enjoy. I am happy to sell it for £50. I can put a Buy it Now price on if you like?


HIM: Missy it didn't sell for 23.22 why would anyone want to buy it for 50....I will give you 35 as a buy it now if you wish....let me know thx

ME: 'Mister!' - this retails at £70 and is brand new. £50 is a bargain. I'm in no rush to sell - someone will buy it

HIM: Missy, let's see if it sells....I hope it doesn't turn out like last



HIM: I got a bid on for 25 lets see if anyone one outbids me on your precious EDP missy

ME: What's wrong with you? Why so rude?

HIM: Aw comeon ...where was I rude....just conversation 



ME: Thought you'd be pleased to know the perfume sold for £50

HIM: Congratulations Celebrations are in order Missy. We should celebrate maybe by a coffee for starters? Or do you have a boyfriend lol

ME: Who ARE you?! How do you know you'd even want to have a coffee with me? 

HIM: Who am I......well I'm an easy going down to earth guy who just wants to be happy and make others's that. How dobi know I'd want to have a coffee with you? i would know I'd like to have a coffee because I like to interact with humans and specially the ones I know I will click with....aka feisty you....oh and you certainly didn't say no lol. Its just chit chat and coffee and who knows might just be coffee or it might turn into .....helloooooo is it me your looking for haha

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