It all started innocently enough. Actually, not so innocently for Max. He had broken one of my dinner plates. It wasn't special, except to us, a pattern I bought at JCPenneys in Seattle shortly after moving there in the early 90's. But I liked it. So that was the first thing I looked for on eBay. From that single plate I've had over 200 transactions. You can find anything there.
My holy grail was finding a bedspread, Sears, circa 1969 that my sister and I had on our beds. It had Winnie the Pooh on it. I had one blanket, and Julie, who had loved Pooh well into college, did not have one. I always felt like I should give her mine, but I was too stingy. So after years of looking, I couldn't believe I found one.
Now I sell more than buy. I will sell anything. I find old Happy Meal toys on the floor of my car, and up goes a listing. Kids outgrow tap shoes, up goes a listing. David has old t-shirts, up goes a listing. You would not believe the things people buy, did I mention David's old t-shirts? I've made a few attempts to buy things that I think I can sell for more on eBay, it feels very risky, but it has paid off pretty well. I might try something really wierd soon, like old holey underwear. It's always the real crap that sells the quickest, in my experience.