Thursday, June 13, 2013

the end of ebay bucks, and a CONTEST!

a little while ago, I received a friendly email from our pals, ebay. They were pleased and proud to inform me that the program called ebay bucks was being discontinued in order to serve me better.
 
For those of you not in the know, ebay bucks was a program where ebay gave you back a percentage of your spending every quarter in a form of a ebay gift certificate to be spent on whatever you please.
 
Not having this extra cash to spend will certainly serve me better. No more stressing out over what to buy, or having to deal with all of that free stuff. Thanks ebay! My life is certainly better served.
 
Anyways... they informed me that I had a certain time period in order to spend what bucks I already had in my account.
 
here's some of my loot..... oh, and if you're here because of the word CONTEST in the title, just skip to the end and follow the simple instructions. Free stuff awaits.
 
I was in a football mood, so I hit ebay.uk up first. My Edwin van der Sar collection hadn't been added to in awhile. I remedied that.
 
a 2011 Futera Unique. Futera make great cards... unfortunately, I'm more likely to come across a unicorn than these cards around here. So I must resort to the evil online empire once in awhile.
 
 2007 Futera
 and 2004 Futera. The seller offered me two free cards because of this purchase...
  
 
So I grabbed Manchester United star Ryan Giggs and former Netherlands great, Edgar Davids. I miss watching him play. He was a great Nike commercial many years ago... I must find that and post it.




 


 



two cool cards from the 2008 Euros... team mates van der Sar and van Persie.
These cards have a relief effect and it's done right.
 
 
Finally a couple of shinies from the popular games that are out there. Panini's Adrenalyn XL and Topps' Match Attax.
I've always wanted to play these, but have never found anyone else who wants to. Of course, me being a full grown adult wanting to play kid's games has nothing to do with that I'm sure.

I added a dozen more footy cards besides these... but I'll save those for another day.... maybe.... Thanks for nothing ebay.

EDIT: I guess I should have mentioned that the end of ebay bucks was for Canada only...

Oh yeah, the contest... I have a contest going for free subscriptions to your favourite magazines.
No cost, no catch, no credit card required, please don't bribe me with cash... just skim the previous post, you don't even have to read it, and comment at the bottom. Easy peasy.
Have fun.

8 comments:

Dave H said...

First off thanks for the contest. I have no idea what sport is being depicted on those pieces of cardboard you decided to share but they did look lovely. :)

As for the the end of the eBay bucks I was pretty pissed to get that email myself. I am wondering what they meant when they said it wasn't working because as far as I was concerned it was working for me! I guess their sales weren't increased much by the offer so they decided to stop tossing a couple coppers my way when I spent a buck before shipping...

I spent my last eBay offering on a Steve Sullivan auto...money well spent? I guess it depends who you ask....sorry for the long response!

Chris Reed said...

I didn't get the "end of eBay bucks" email? According to my page, they are still active and accumulating...weird.

The Dimwit said...

I am gaining more and more vitriol for eBay...

Stealing Home said...

Didn't Vitriol used to play for the Brewers?

Thanks for the contest.


Play at the Plate said...

Now that's a footballer. Or some such.

The Dutch Card Guy said...

Van der Sar !! He now lives in the town a live in as well, enjoying his retirement !

Dave H said...

Van der Sar was king for me in Fifa 98!!

Chuck's Used Cards said...

nice way to end the evilbay program - a retired superstar - Sir Vandersaar !

Can't wait to see what others you got !